Welcome to the Irish Network Cleveland

Welcome to the official page for the Irish Network Cleveland. We are a business and social network open to all Irish, Irish-Americans and friends of Ireland living and working in the Cleveland/Northeast Ohio region.  As part of the Irish Diaspora, we share the bonds of common heritage, identity, and connection with modern Ireland.  Building on the premise that people connect through ideas, hopes, and actions, we’ve created a network with the goal of providing opportunities for our members to meet and build relationships in this region, across North America and ultimately through our contacts in Ireland itself. In so doing, they support each other in their professional lives, while strengthening the economic, social and cultural ties between American and Irish businesses here and Ireland – and at the same time have some fun.

We aim to conduct charitable, social, educational, cultural and economic activities within the Irish-American community in Northeast Ohio so as to encourage peoples of all nations to be conscious of each other’s cultural, ethnic and economic differences between individuals and various groups of individuals within their respective communities.

Special Screening of 1916 The Irish Rebellion, Thursday April 7th 2016

1916 Event Save the Date

 

Purchase tickets for the upcoming screening of 1916 The Irish Rebellion here:

http://www.clevelandart.org/events/hosted-events/1916-irish-rebellion

An initiative of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame, this documentary tells the story of the 1916 Easter Rising in a comprehensive way and, for the first time, places these events in their proper historical, political and cultural context as the precursor to an independent Irish state and the disintegration of colonial empires worldwide.

Narrated by Liam Neeson, this landmark documentary tells the dramatic story of the events that took place in Dublin during Easter Week 1916, when a small group of Irish rebels took on the might of the British Empire. The documentary—featuring a combination of rarely seen archival footage, new segments filmed on location worldwide, and interviews with leading international experts—also uncovers the untold story of the central role Irish Americans played in the lead-up to the rebellion. Although defeated militarily, the men and women of the Easter Rising would wring a moral victory from the jaws of defeat and inspire countless freedom struggles throughout the world—from Ireland to India.

For more information on the documentary itself please visit:

https://1916.nd.edu/

 

 

 

 

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