“The Truth Behind the Irish Famine” – 1845 – 1852

This is a new publication by Jerry Mulvihill, an Irish author, who has written extensively on the Irish Famine. It is a coffee-table size book containing 72 paintings by six artists, drawings and photographs depicting famine scenes; the text provides an overall history of Ireland pre-famine, the famine years and...

Irish Orphans in Tasmania

Two ships, the Beulah and the Calcutta arrived in Hobart in 1851. The girls on these two ships probably came by other means than the Earl Grey Scheme but they were nonetheless victims of the Irish Famine. Their origins were foundling hospitals and workhouses in Co Cork and Co Clare....

Famine Summer School, Ireland

The Famine Summer School scheduled for May 26-30 is to be held at Strokestown Park, Roscommon, home to Ireland’s National Famine Museum. See more at   Due to travel restrictions, it is likely the sessions will be accessible on Zoom.

“Who goes there?” event at Hyde Park Barracks – April 3rd – May 30th

Please refer to the following link to read more about Sydney Living Museum’s “Reflections on identity” theme featuring an installation designed by prominent Australian artist Fiona Hall: Four representatives of the GIFCC will participate in the launch on April 1st. Make the most of your visit to see the...

St Patrick’s Day

While St Patrick’s Day is on Wednesday March 17th,  the Sydney Festival will take place in The Rocks on Sunday 21st.  Further details at:- In tandem with the Festival, the Irish Consulate is presenting “Generation Green”, highlighting members of the younger generation who have Irish heritage. Further details here! Are...

Australia Day Honours 2021

Congratulations go to former GIFCC Chair, Dr Perry McIntyre, who received a Member of Australia award in the Australia Day Honours; Perry’s citation read “For significant service to history preservation and genealogy organisations”. Well done Perry!