Ciara Kenny

The Irish Times forum by and for Irish citizens living overseas,

What makes the Irish diaspora special?

Do you feel part of the Irish community where you live in the world? Tell us about it

Mon, May 13, 2013, 01:00


On the eve of the Global Diaspora Forum, to be jointly hosted by Dublin and Washington tomorrow and Wednesday, we’d like to ask, what makes the Irish diaspora special?

The Irish seem to seek each other out no matter where they find themselves in the world. We’d like to hear whether you feel part of the Irish community where you live, how you participate in Irish activities and events there, or whether you deliberately avoid other Irish people.

Whether you are involved in coaching a local GAA team, are the owner of an Irish bar, volunteer for an Irish welfare organisation, associate with members of the Irish business community, have joined or run an online social network for Irish people abroad or are an emigrant who has linked in with other Irish since arriving in your adoptive home, tell us about it in the comments section below. Do you think the Irish diaspora is special?