Seattle Irish Week
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Irish Week 2021 Festál – Wednesday March 17, 2021
Enjoy this St. Patrick’s Day video featuring greetings from community leaders, Irish music, dance, food, history and literature – all celebrating the rich Irish heritage you’ll find here in the Pacific Northwest.
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Seattle Irish Week – 2019
Irish Week in Seattle is more than just the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. A full range of activities, from the annual St. Patrick’s Day Dash, to Irish dance, music, visual arts, cooking, storying telling and more take place throughout the month of March. Here are some scenes from 2019.
The Orphan Trains
As many as 273,000 children were transported from New York to the Midwest over a 75-year period (1854-1929) in the largest mass migration of children in American history. As many as one in four, were Irish. New York City in the nineteenth century could be a brutal place for a child.
Paula Stokes – 1845: Memento Mori
1845: Memento Mori is a Famine Memorial dedicated to the Irish Potato Famine. Made by Seattle based Irish artist Paula Stokes, this installation of 1,845 handblown glass potatoes, has taken 15 years to complete. The title of the project, references the year that the potato blight came to Ireland, marking the beginning of a period of mass starvation, disease and emigration. Over 1.5 million people died, and a further 1 million emigrated to Australia, Canada and America.