There were Irish among the armed Chartists and among the soldiers who opposed them in John Frost Square, Newport, in 1839.
Chair: Paul Flynn, MP.
Martin teaches in a comprehensive school near Newport. A local historian he comes from England and has learned Welsh.
Eleven articles on this website about the Irish in Newport, Monmouthshire and Gwent.
2. Wednesday 4 August, Pabell y Cymdeithasau, 1.00 – 2.00 o'clock.
John Iorwerth Davies: 'Pat' O'Brien, Eisteddfod Conductor'.
The subject of this talk, Edward David ('Pat') O'Brien (1910 - 1953), was the son of
an Irishman who disappeared in unexplained circumstances after marrying Pat's mother, a Welsh speaker from the former county of Montgomeryshire.
'Pat' was a schoolmaster, a concert conductor, an eisteddfod adjudicator and an outstanding personality.
Chair: Barry Tobin.
Full text of the lecture in English
Iorwerth Davies is a prominent public librarian and an experienced bibliographer who was born in Montgomeryshire.
His book, Pat O'Brien 1910 – 1953, written in Welsh, was published in 2003 by CymrodoriaethTalaith a Chadair Powys'.
This book soon went out of print but was reprinted in time for the eisteddfod.
3. Friday 6 August, Y Stiwdio ('The Studio'), 1.00 – 2.00 o'clock.
Elinor Bennett: Developing Cultural Relations between Wales and Ireland.
A review of the efforts that have been made in Fishguard by Myles Pepper and his supporters (including Elinor herself) at ArtsWaveto develop enduring links between Wales and Ireland.
Chair: Lenna Pritchard-Jones.
Elinor is a harpist celebrated in Wales and beyond.
The Irish in 17th century Pembrokeshire
Two hands in a quiet grip, and two hands
keeping two lands safe,
the two grasping, come what may,
the same truth on the same horizon.
Chairman: John Sweeney.
Treasurer: Joe Moore.
John O’Sullivan (029 email@example.com).
The Irish Famine: Wales Famine Forum
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