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2015 News & Events

October 2015

Ottawa International Writers Festival

22 October 2015

Spotlight on Irish Fiction with Gavin Corbett, Claire Louise Bennett and Colin Barrett on Thursday October 22, 8:30pm. Location: Christ Church Cathedral, 414 Sparks St. See the Writers Festival website for tickets and further information. With support from the Embassy of Ireland and the Ireland Literature Exchange.

Please save the below dates for the following talks which will take place at the Ambassador’s Residence

Oct-Nov 2015

6 October, 7pm - Ryan Harris, underwater archeologist with Parks Canada. In partnership with the Ottawa Irish Seniors Drop-In. 16 October, 7pm – Dr. Jim McPherson, University of the Highlands and Islands, on “New Ireland: Migration, History and Changing Identities”. In partnership with Concordia’s School of Canadian Irish Studies. 11 November, 7pm - Vincent Woods, playwright and host of RTE’s Arts Tonight. In partnership with Concordia’s School of Canadian Irish Studies.

September 2015

Irish poet Paula Meehan in Ottawa

30 September 2015

The Celtic Chair Lecture Series, University of Ottawa, together with the Embassy of Ireland, welcomes the award-winning Irish poet Paula Meehan on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 7.30 p.m., at the Morisset Hall, room 250, 65 University Private, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, in partnership with Concordia’s School of Canadian Irish Studies.

Canadian holiday makers visiting Ireland has increased by 80% since 2010

3 September 2015

Tourism Ireland reports that the number of Canadian holiday-makers visiting Ireland has increased dramatically in recent years, growing by 80% since 2010.  The North American market reached new record levels in 2013 and again in 2014, and is now Ireland’s second largest source market, behind Continental Europe, with Britain in third spot.

July 2015

Commemorations in Canada

10 July 2015

2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising. This historic anniversary will be marked in Ireland and throughout the World as a major occasion.