Dear Members and Supporters

We are well into the new year and so far, 2021 in Australia is shaping up as a better year than the last one and there’s hope that the vaccines will bring a safer, Covid-free world. I’m sure many of us are keen to be able to spread our wings...

New music from Fintan Vallely

Dear friends and colleagues,  Please pardon the intrusion into your seclusion with this message to announce the final coming together of a selection of new tunes by myself.  Fuller details on  All forms of interest will be deeply appreciated.  Best wishes for the upcoming year of the vaccine, when there might even...

Thank you and Farewell to Martin

Martin Folan has recently resigned from the GIFCC, and therefore his position as Vice-Chair, due to personal family commitments. We appreciate his 25 years of dedicated commitment and contribution to the GIFCC and on behalf of us all, an enormous THANK YOU! Martin was recently presented with an award in...

Baile as baile

In conjunction with the Irish Support Agency’s “Baile as Baile” ( Home away from home) initiative to provide activities through December and January for those in the Irish Community who might be feeling isolated from family and friends due to Covid-19 travel restrictions, The GIFCC is hosting a tour to...

Mamre Fund Update

The Mamre Fund is the GIFCC’s first-established outreach programme which utilised funds held after the completion of the Australian Monument to the Great Irish Famine in 1999. At the time, Mamre was managed by the Sisters of Mercy under the leadership of Sr Marie-Louise Petro. Interest earned from the capital...

Request from Tipperary Town Heritage Group

“We are members of the Tipperary Town Heritage Group, a recently registered Charity. We have a verbal agreement with the Tipperary County Council (current owners of the Workhouse) for the lease and ownership of the Famine Workhouse in Tipperary town (pending our completion of a business plan which we are close...