A chance for Irish men to reminisce

The Leeds-based Irish Arts Foundation is launching a Reminiscence and Cultural Activities Men’s Group starting in mid-February.

The positive contribution of the many Irishmen who arrived in the city from the west of Ireland between 1955 and 1980 has sometimes been overlooked or forgotten.

Since the demise of the often lesser known informal Irish venues in the city, a significant number of the Irishmen living in these areas have had little opportunity to socialise or reconnect with activities such as traditional Irish music and song, a game of ‘fives and threes’ or meet up and recall fond memories of arriving in the city as young men.

The group will meet fortnightly at The Reginald Centre on Chapeltown Road … on a direct bus route from South Leeds!

The project has been funded by Awards for All Big Lottery Fund and the People’s Health Trust Active Communities Fund. We would also like to thank Leeds City Council for their in kind support for the new project.

For further information contact Irish Arts Foundation email info@irisharts.org.uk telephone (0113) 278 7442.


This post was written by Jim Mulhern using our Create an article for South Leeds Life page.