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An Gorta Mor, The Great Hunger (Family Oral Tradition Stories)

**HOSTED BY: Rocky Mountain Irish Roots Collective with Dr. Jim Walsh and Professor Patrick O'Sullivan of Irish Diaspora Studies at London Metropolitan University** An Open Invitation for Family Oral Tradition Stories From the Great Hunger. Please share this widely with your networks and Irish circles as we invite participants to share stories and songs that [...]

2021-02-23T21:18:36-07:00February 23rd, 2021|

December 2020 Update on the Leadville Irish Miners’ Memorial

December 2020 Update on the Leadville Irish Miners’ Memorial The mound that will be the foundation of the centerpiece sculpture and been completed and will settle over the winter. A second load of soil was delivered and bedded into place by our talented excavator/molder Nathan, just as the first snow arrived in Leadville. Check out [...]

2021-04-10T20:21:53-06:00December 21st, 2020|

2020 Irish Network Colorado – Virtual Events

2020 Irish Network Colorado - Virtual Events Over the past few months we have had a couple of well attended virtual events. First was the Finding Motherland event with Helen Thorpe. Helen spoke about life on a dairy farm in Ireland where her mother grew up and her family's decision to immigrate to the United [...]

2021-04-10T20:22:14-06:00December 14th, 2020|

2020 Virtual Christmas Ceiliúradh – Irish Network Colorado

2020 Virtual Christmas Ceiliúradh - Irish Network Colorado Date: Sunday, December 20th, 2020 Time: 4.30pm MST Venue: Zoom Meeting RSVP: Click here Join us for a trip down memory lane as some of our Irish members and friends share how they celebrated the Christmas season.  We will also have some chat about food and drink and [...]

2021-04-10T20:17:47-06:00December 4th, 2020|

Finding Motherland – Virtual Event with Helen Thorpe

Helen Thorpe has recently published a book called Finding Motherland - a wonderful collection of essays on topics like life on the dairy farm in Ireland where her mother grew up and her family's decision to immigrate to the United States and how that reshaped her parents. In the final essay, she shows how the problematic relationship [...]

2021-04-10T20:04:26-06:00September 18th, 2020|

September 2020 Update on the Leadville Irish Miners’ Memorial

In the summer of 2018, we began working to memorialize one of the largest and most influential Irish immigrant communities in the history of the American West.  The memorial, in the Evergreen Cemetery in Leadville, will tell the story of this Irish community and of those buried there.  Their lives will be placed into a [...]

2021-02-15T15:01:09-07:00September 15th, 2020|

Historic Mount Olivet Cemetery Tour with Dennis Gallagher of the Irish Network Colorado

Historic Mount Olivet Cemetery Tour with Dennis Gallagher of the Irish Network Colorado Date: Sunday, April 19th, 2020 Time: 2pm Venue: Mount Olivet Cemetery Tickets: Click here Join our Irish Network for an historic and unique tour of Mount Olivet Cemetery where 150,000 Denverites are buried. The tour will be led by the distinguished civic leader, academic, historian, [...]

2021-04-10T20:15:58-06:00March 6th, 2020|

Happy Hour and Tax Talk – Irish Network Colorado at the Irish Snug

Happy Hour and Tax Talk - Irish Network Colorado Date: Thursday, February 20th, 2020 Time: 7pm Venue: Irish Snug (Downstairs in the Dublin Room) RSVP: Click here If you have to talk about taxes, why not do it over happy hour with an expert?!  Martha Keaveny, an Enrolled Agent with Block Advisors, will give a short presentation about [...]

2021-04-10T20:12:54-06:00February 1st, 2020|

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