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Tom Power's work with Sydney's Irish Community recognised in 2014 Australia Day honours Article - Posted on 29 January 2014

Tom Power’s indefatigable contributions to the Irish Community here in Sydney have been recognised nationally with the awarding of the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) earlier this week, ‘For service to the Irish community, particularly through commemoration of the Great Irish Famine.’

GISC ends 2013 on a high note Article - Posted on 19 December 2013

The Global Irish Studies Centre has finished 2013 on a busy note, hosting the annual flagship event, The Patrick O'Farrell Memorial Lecture and launching the 20th Australasian Conference for Irish Studies, 'The Ends of Ireland' on Wednesday 4 December.

Successful Irish Studies Fundraising Dinner at Parliament House Article - Posted on 19 November 2013

Over 150 guests attended the Irish Studies Fundraising Dinner held at Parliament House on 1 November. Over $40,000 was raised to support the Chair in Irish Studies and the Global Irish Studies Centre UNSW (GISC), the only Irish studies centre in Australia.

8 Ways Global Irish Studies Can Change the World Article - Posted on 2 October 2013

Why study and teach Irish Studies?

Centre Director Prof Rónán McDonald outlines 8 reasons in this opinion piece.

Convention to Discuss Áras Vote for Irish Citizens Abroad In The Media - Posted on 26 September 2013

This weekend, September 28th and 29th, a plenary meeting of the Irish Constitutional Convention will address the subject of "giving citizens resident outside the State the right to vote in Presidential elections at Irish embassies, or otherwise".

A 'Wake' for Seamus Heaney Article - Posted on 3 September 2013

The Global Irish Studies Centre is organising a small, spontaneous gathering in honour of Seamus Heaney, Thursday 5 September 2013 6.30pm, in the Trinity Bar (upstairs) located in Surry Hills. 

The legacy of Irish poet and Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney In The Media - Posted on 3 September 2013

Professor Ronan McDonald speaks on ABC Radio National about Irish poet and Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney.

Book launch 'Atlas of the Great Irish Famine' Article - Posted on 21 August 2013

Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht will launch the Atlas of the Great Irish Famine in Sydney Thursday 22 August 6.00-8.00pm at the State Library of NSW. 

International Famine Commemoration Events Article - Posted on 16 August 2013

The Great Irish Famine Commemoration Committee will be hosting the International Famine Commemorations for 2013, here in Sydney 23-25 August.

Global Irish Studies Centre Adjunct Lecturer and Chair of the Great Irish Famine Commemoration Committee Dr Perry McIntyre is co-ordinating the commemoration activities, which will be held along Sydney’s historic Macquarie Street.

The week’s events will culminate in Sunday’s Annual Gathering of friends and descendant of the famine girls who migrated from famine-ridden Ireland to Australia's colonial shores.

Global Irish Studies Centre Says Thank You Article - Posted on 13 May 2013

On 5 November 2012, the Global Irish Studies Centre held a reception for donors past and present, including those who were instrumental in building the Chair in Modern Irish Studies over a long campaign.