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The Irish in Latin America 2016 touring exhibition

Location: To be exhibited in Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Cuba
Date: Second half of 2016

Description: On the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, the Embassy of Ireland in Mexico is planning an exhibition to engage the public with Irish heritage in Latin American countries. This touring exhibition celebrates the role of Irish immigrants in the region and in keeping with the commemoration of the 1916 Rising, will highlight Ireland and Latin America’s shared history of colonialism and subsequent independence and revolutionary struggles. The exhibition will feature prominent Irish figures involved in independence and revolutionary struggles across the Latin American continent and will tell the story of Irish men and women who migrated to different countries in Latin America and the Caribbean in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The exhibition will celebrate these strong links and encourage closer bonds between Irish and Latin American people.