Lecture Series - The Irish in London

Date: March 14, 2017

Doors: 19:00

Venue: London Irish Centre

Price: £6ea/£15 for all 3

Lecture Series - The Irish in London 
Tutor: Gearóid Ó Faoleán

As religious and cultural outsiders, the experience of the Irish in London was often marked by hardship and challenges. Their ability to survive, and even prosper, is due in large part to tenacity and the need to band together. 

Beginning in the late medieval period, these talks will focus on the various roles played by the Irish in London society and politics. 

Famous and infamous historical characters will be discussed, such as Granuaile "the pirate queen" and Colonel Thomas Blood, who attempted to steal the crown jewels. Larger events happening in Britain and Ireland through the centuries will be discussed with a strong focus on their relevance to the London Irish.

  • Lecture 1: Medieval/Tudor Period (Mar 2nd 7pm)
  • Lecture 2: Early Modern Era (Mar 7th 7pm)
  • Lecture 3: The Century & Half to the Great Hunger (Mar 14th 7pm)

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Booking fee: £6 per lecture or £15 for the series.

Tutor: Gearóid Ó Faoleán


Gearóid Ó Faoleán is an Irishman resident in London. He studied History at third-level and was awarded a PhD in Modern Irish History from the University of Limerick in 2014.  Gearóid has published several academic papers as well as a number of newspaper and magazine articles and has been interviewed on Irish radio and television, speaking on various historical issues and events. He is particularly interested in oral history.



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