Irish Manchester Revisited

Irish Manchester Revisited

by Alan Keegan, Danny Claffey


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The Irish have always been proud of their contribution to Manchester. This third installment of Alan Keegan and Danny Claffey's Irish Manchester combines many previously unpublished photographs with well-researched captions to create a fascinating picture of the Irish community in the city. Among the themes featured are suburbs, characters, shops, clubs, buildings, events and entertainment of the past. Packed with memories, anecdotes and people, this is the ultimate guide to Manchester's strong links with the Emerald Isle. Two chapters are being contributed by notable local characters Joe Casserley (who presents a local radio show) and Rose Morris of the Irish Heritage Centre.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780752488165
Publisher: The History Press
Publication date: 06/01/2013
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Aland Keegan is a principal lecturer in journalism, media and communication at the University of Central Lancashire. He is also an award-winning radio presenter and is the stadium announcer at Manchester United’s Old Trafford. Danny Claffey has been the official photographer of the Irish Post for 27 years. The two have collaborated on another volume of Irish Manchester in Old Photographs and Alan wrote the first alone in 2004. They both live in Greater Manchester.

Table of Contents

About the Authors 4

Introduction 6

1 Shorrocks Palais Royal Irish Club & Ardri Irish Club 7

2 Pubs & Clubs 21

3 Bands, Singers & Entertainers 31

4 Irish Dancing & Traditional Music 39

5 Irish World Heritage Centre & Irish Community Care (Rose Morris) 59

6 Irish County Associations (Manchester) 79

7 St Ann's GAA (Stretford) 1999-2009 89

8 Sport 101

9 People & Places 109

Acknowledgements 128

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