Welcome to Irish community news
News and features for the Irish community
IWIC is a website dedicated to providing Irish people with news and features about the Irish community, both those living in mainland Ireland and those who have migrated abroad.
We offer information and advice on a broad selection of services including well-being, homelessness, illnesses, and cultural disenfranchisement.
Volunteers make up a central part of the service we provide. If this interests you, and you would like a rewarding role with a fast-moving organisation then we’d like to hear from you.
The population of Ireland is over 6 million, but it is believed that 50 to 82 million people around the globe have Irish ancestry. Historically, emigration out of Ireland has been caused by conflict, famine and financial issues. People descended from the Irish are found generally in Anglophone countries; especially Britain, America, New Zealand, Canada and Australia. There are also huge numbers in Argentina, Mexico and the rest of South America. The United States has the greatest number of Irish descendants, while in Oceania those of Irish descent make up a higher percentage of the population than the others in the country. People who are from Iceland have Irish and Scottish Gaelic forebears.
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All across the world there are plenty of places and events for the Irish community to have fun and celebrate the diversity of their experiences.
In London is the London Irish Centre which was created in the 1950s, as the Catholic Church decided to make a fund to establish a help service for Irish immigrants into the England. With Ireland undergoing tough economic strife, and Britain in need of employees, thousands and thousands of Irish people crossed the sea for new jobs and to start new lives.
The centre was opened in 1955, offering accommodation, job support and a starting place to those who arrived. The Camden Square place was chosen for its closeness to Euston Station where Irish immigrants would often disembark their trains from Holyhead port.
The London Irish Centre swiftly became the hub of Irish social activity, with suppers, balls and social functions; the location of friendships made, hubsands and wives met, and the starting of a fun Irish community in London.
There are so many great Irish communities and experiences to relay and we would love to hear you tell us yours so do get in touch!