Fun Irish Activities
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Fun Happenings in 2017
19 ~ Enter the Haggis/We Banjo 3 - The Grand, Wilmington, DE
21 - 26 ~ Riverdance - Playhouse on Rodney Square, Wilmington, DE
23 ~ Gaelic Storm - Kewick Theatre, Glenside, PA
2 ~ Gaelic Storm - The Grand, Wilmington, DE
11 ~ St Patrick's Day Parade - Wilmington, DE - starts @ Noon, 4th and King Street
16 ~ Five Irish Tenors - The Grand, Wilmington, DE
17 ~ St Patrick's Day
31 ~ Once - Playhouse on Rodney Square, Wilmington, DE
1 - 2 ~ Once - Play house on Rodney Square, Wilmington, DE
Ancestry research: http://www.ancestry.com/
Irish history and family records in Delaware: http://www.lalley.com/index.htm?census.htm
Maryland State LAOH : http://marylandlaoh.org/
RECOMMENDED BOOKS AND FILMS
1916, 1921, 1949, 1972, and 1999
by Morgan Llewellyn
An incredible 5 book historical fiction series. An excellent way to learn the tumultuous history of our beloved Ireland through the eyes of 3 generations of an Irish family.
Handbook of the Irish Revival: An Anthology of Irish Cultural and Political Writings 1891 - 1922
Edited by Declan Kiberd and P J Mathews
Writings by James Joyce, James Connolly and W B Yeats and lesser-known authors like Mary Colum, Helena Molony and John Eglinton written around the time of the Easter Rising, 1916.
How the Irish Saved Civilization
by Thomas Cahill
The untold story of Ireland's heroic role from the fall of Rome to the Rise of medieval Europe.
The Irish Way
by Robert Ginna
A walking tour through Ireland.
The Quiet Man (1952)
Starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. Life of an Irish American returning to his family's home in Ireland.
Starring Saoirse Ronan
In The Name Of The Father (1993)
Starring Daniel Day-Lewis and John Lynch
Starring Michael Fassbender and Liam Cunningham
Bobby Sands: 66 Days (2016)
Starring Martin McCann
**** This film was released in Ireland in August 2016. There will be a screening at the DOC NYC Film Festival on November 11, 2016. A documentary that might only be available online.
If you have any recommendations -- please email Kathi Twohig Hamelin