Today sees the opening of a two day conference in Letterkenny on 1916, it’s legacy, and it’s impact on the Diaspora.
Now in it’s fifth year, the Donegal Irish Diaspora Conference is hosted by Donegal County Council in association with the University of Massachusetts Lowell’s Centre for Irish Partnerships.
Donegal County Council says this conference has become an important event in the county’s calender, with speakers from all over the world.
They will their stories and their own research into 1916, and will address the history, experiences and the legacy of 1916 on the Irish diaspora. As well as looking at the impact and effect 1916 had on the irish people, it will also examine the profound impact and effect 1916 had on the countries they migrated to.
The council says as ever, the conference provides an opportunity to explore connections for the future, and consider how the diaspora can play a role, both locally and nationally.
The two day conference gets underway this morning at Letterkenny Institute of Technology.