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    Engaged with its members, that is.

    This year, we’ve ramped our communications with members so that you learn about events and happenings more than ever before.

    Committee Member, Clare Murphy, has launched The Celtic Club Melbourne Podcast.  It’s available through Soundcloud, iTunes and Spotify, and is already proving popular, so you can stay in touch with all things Melbourne Irish on your way to work in the car or on the tram.

    Hospitality continues to be offered at The Celtic Club at Metropolitan in North Melbourne. Operations have been revised to find the right opening hours for our home away from home. Venue manager, Andrew, tells us “3 or 4 nights a week is when we see members and non-members visit for a pint. The taps are flowing well on Fridays especially, and people have been asking for meals again”.

    The Celtic Club has been giving urgent consideration to finding cost effective ways to reopen the Metro’s kitchen.  The plan is to improve the kitchen facilities and provide flexible service options.  We are confident that with the right planning we can make it even better for private functions and Christmas get togethers.

    THE 2020 IRISH FILM FESTIVAL GOES ONLINE

    6TH ANNUAL IRISH FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FULL PROGRAM

    The popular annual Irish Film Festival returns from 19 - 29 November with its biggest line-up ever. Moved online this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, cinephiles all over Australia can now catch the best new Irish cinema releases without leaving their homes.

    The online festival program is packed with award-winning dramas, documentaries, Irish-language features and comedies direct from Ireland, with no fewer than 11 Australian premieres.

    A Lifetime of Stories – Oral histories of Irish seniors in Sydney – is a documentary and web project that tells the amazing life stories of Sydney’s Irish seniors. The documentary premiered at the Irish Film Festival in Sydney and is now available free online. 

    A Lifetime of Stories is a 40 minute documentary and also a website with in-depth interviews with the participants. 

    The participants come from the four provinces of Ireland - Pat Foley, Tomás de Bhaldraithe, Marion Reilly, Marie McMillan and Damien McCloskey tell their own stories with humour, style and wisdom. 

    Pat Foley is 90 years young and still gracing the dancefloors of Sydney! Pat left Moyvane in County Kerry in the early 50’s and worked on the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electrical scheme.

    Damien McCloskey grew up in Derry and witnessed some of the tumultuous events in that city including Bloody Sunday in 1972. Damien also played snooker and was a doubles partner of Hurricane Higgins!

    Marion Reilly is from Connemara and had the adventure of a lifetime when she travelled to Australia overland on a hippy bus in the 70’s. 

    Tomás de Bhaldraithe is from Dublin and is a learned Gaelic scholar and a skilled sailor of Galway hookers.

    Marie McMillan is from Dublin. Marie is a skilled performer and  has won numerous awards at slam poetry battles around Sydney.

    A Lifetime of Stories was devised with the interviewees by director Dr Enda Murray using a workshop-based process which incorporated elements of creative writing, drama and music.

     

    Click here to see the documentary and website

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