The Florrie to host ’50 Years of The Irish in Britain Exhibition’

A captivating snapshot using oral history to portray the Irish community’s resilience, diversity and enduring contribution to modern Britain.

In an effort to educate the public about the migration and modern history of Britain and Ireland, the ’50 Years of the Irish in Britain’ exhibition is set to document and preserve the life stories of people of Irish heritage in Britain. This initiative involves recording and archiving oral history interviews, aiming to highlight the valuable contributions made by the Irish community.

The heart of this exhibition lies in capturing the stories of individuals of Irish heritage in Britain. By recording these oral histories, the project enables future generations to learn about the Irish experience in Britain, including the community work, social engagement, and political activism that define it.

The project also emphasizes the importance of representing the full diversity of the Irish community in Britain. Outreach efforts have been made to include underrepresented groups, such as those from Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller (GRT) backgrounds, mixed heritage, LGBTQ+ identities, and individuals affected by the residential home legacy in Ireland.

The upcoming roadshow exhibition will visit The Florrie 8-12th November 2023. It will feature 50 of the oral histories captured, ensuring that the voices of the Irish community resonate far and wide. This exhibition promises to provide a captivating window into the experiences and contributions of the Irish in Britain.

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