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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!