This is the third in a series of three day schools charting the history of different migrant groups who came to Manchester and made it their home. This day school focusses on the Irish community.
By 1841, 10% of Manchester's population was of Irish origins. From it's early days, despite crushing poverty, the community grew to become a vibrant and significant addition to the city's life and history. This day school charts the development of the community, and topics covered will include:
• The geographical origins of the community; reasons for leaving Ireland; reactions to the growth of the community
• The location of the Irish community over the years
• Daily life in the Manchester Irish community – housing, family life, occupations, culture, welfare, faith
• Community leaders and characters, and the overall contribution to Manchester's life and achievements
This day school will bring vividly to life one of the most vibrant and historic migrant communities in Manchester, and is the perfect precursor to the Manchester Migrants Road Trip, which will take place in the Summer term.