Walks and Talks – The Irish In Manchester

  • Sunday | 11.03.12
  • 1.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester

A fascinating talk by Pauline Lloyd on the history of the Irish community in Manchester. With free entry and a 2-4-1 meal offer (eat from noon) it’s the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

The Irish in Manchester

Manchester’s Irish connection goes much deeper than the many Irish Mancunians living in and around the city or the thousands who cross the Irish Sea to watch Manchester United.  It goes beyond the Potato Famine to the early days of the Industrial Revolution, when Irish immigrants came seeking work.  By 1841 a tenth of Manchester’s population was Irish, many of them living in the slums known as Little Ireland.  Over the last two centuries Ireland and the Irish have had a huge impact on Manchester, from the Manchester Martyrs and the 1996 IRA bomb to building the Manchester Ship Canal; from George Best and Billy Whelan to the UK’s largest Irish Festival.

Hosted By Pauline Lloyd
Pauline Lloyd is a Green Badge Guide of Manchester.  She qualified in 2009 and works with local, UK and overseas visitors, guiding in English and French.  Her walks/talks include Regal Manchester, the city’s links with France, The Quays, women of Manchester, and ‘saints & sinners’, and you can see them all on www.manchesterguidedtours.com
The talk will begin at 2pm but our Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open from 12pm for delicious food and drinks.
Special 2-For-1 Meal Offer! Buy one meal and receive the second absolutely free!