Events

Close up of an archive document, held at Strokestown Park.

Great Famine Voices Roadshow – online archive

Great Famine Voices Roadshow is a global discussion concerning Ireland’s Great Famine and the migration it created. Our call for stories remains open.

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Museum of Liverpool – self-guided Irish trail

Use this page to download a PDF of the Musem of Liverpool’s Irish community trail.

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Make a gift

Click ‘Book now’ and ‘Tickets to make a gift donation of any amount to the Liverpool Irish Festival. Thank you!

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Diaries. Monuments. Memory…

Having rescued her 2003 Hong Kong based SARS diaries, Edy Fung compares lockdowns through time and space; physically in Derry and online via archives.

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In the Window: Featured artist Mike Byrne

Mike Byrne is the 2020 winner of the In the Window commission at Bluecoat Display Centre, in this Festival and Design and Crafts Council of Ireland exhibition partnership.

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22Oct

Cú Chulainn and Réamonn Ó Ciaráin

Réamonn Ó Ciaráin -expert in Cú Chulainn + Gaelic translation- discusses the influence these stories have on Irish culture and folklore.

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22Oct

Lessons of War

Lessons of War documentary film followed by in person Q&A with music artist Matt McGinn. A #LIF2020 exclusive.

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23Oct

Whistle Walker

Terry plots his musical development via a series of locations in Liverpool, first in a short documentary and then with a live chat.

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23Oct

Varo

Varo -singers+fiddle players Lucie Azconaga (France) and Consuelo Nerea Breschi (Italy)- perform Irish traditional songs and tunes.

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24Oct

Scotland Road walk

Greg Quiery -author, poet, historian- leads exceptionally researched trails of Liverpool, outlining the influence Irish lives have had here.

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24Oct

IrelandXO at #LIF2020

Ireland XO talk about their services and opportunities you have to follow your heritage, with specific looks at Liverpool connections.

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24Oct

Stowaway: scratch reading

Stowaway is a new play by Barbara Marsh, directed by Zara Marie Brown. Rare chance to see a play in early development, exclusive to #LIF2020.

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24Oct

Colm and Laura Keegan: Streamed

This is an online broadcast and watch party of Colm and Laura Keegan: Live, allowing people from around the world to join in and celebrate their musical talents. 

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25Oct

Cú Chulainn for young people

Cú Chulainn expert Réamonn Ó Ciaráin tells stories ideal for young people.

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25Oct

Are You With Me? Mike Chinoy on Kevin Boyle

Mike Chinoy, former foreign correspondent for CNN; Emmy, Peabody and Dupont award winner and author speaks about his book Are you With Me? about the life of Kevin Boyle.

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