Welcome to the Celtic Club Melbourne Podcast. A podcast about Melbourne's Irish community, brought to you the Celtic Club Melbourne.
Episode 7, November 2019: Movember’s Gavan Duffy and AFLW’s Sarah Black
Failte, welcome to the November edition of the Celtic Club Melbourne Podcast on all things Melbourne Irish. Our guests this month are Movember’s Gavan Duffy who discusses how Movember starts some important conversations on men’s health, and AFLW journalist Sarah Black who discusses which Irish players will be making an impact on the 2020 AFLW season. You can support Movember at https://au.movember.com, and you can follow Sarah’s AFLW reporting through Twitter at @_sjblack and on the official AFLW media podcast, Credit to the Girls. Thanks for listening to the Celtic Club Melbourne Podcast, don’t forget to share, rate and review us. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Bye for now, slan.
Episode 6, October 2019: Oisin Gallen, Cian McBride and Anton Tohill
Failte, welcome to the October edition of the Celtic Club Melbourne Podcast. Footy fever continues with our guests on the podcast this month. GAA players Oisin Gallen (Donegal) and Cian McBride (Meath) discuss taking part in the 2019 AFL Draft Combine. They were joined by former Derry GAA player and current Collingwood Football Club rookie Anton Tohill to discuss making the switch from GAA to AFL.
The Celtic Club looks forward to hosting sport satirist and author Titus O’Reily for the launch of his new book, Please Gamble Irresponsibly, on Wednesday 6 November at 6:00pm at the Celtic at Metropolitan - 42 Courtney Street, North Melbourne. A few free tickets are still available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celtic-club-young-members-and-friends-in-conversation-with-titus-oreily-tickets-75625645341
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Episode 5, September 2019: AFL's Kevin Sheehan
Failte, welcome to the September edition of the Celtic Club Melbourne Podcast on all things Melbourne Irish. This month, AFL International Talent Manager Kevin Sheehan discusses recruiting Irish men and women to the AFL, international rules and the role of sport in the Irish-Australian relationship.
A new exhibition at the Old Treasury Building Museum, Wayward Women?, presents the stories of women who lived in Victoria during economic depression from 1894 to 1904 and transgressed society’s rules. Director and Chief Researcher Margaret Anderson discusses the Irish links of women featured. Wayward Women? is on at the Old Treasury Building Museum - 20 Spring Street, Melbourne - until June 2020. Find out more at https://www.oldtreasurybuilding.org.au/whats-on/exhibitions/wayward-women/
The latest episode of The Irish Passport podcast tackles arguments for and against constitutional change to allow all Irish citizens around the world to vote in Irish presidential elections, which will be the subject of a referendum this November. Listen at https://theirishpassport.com/podcast/s3-episode-6-irish-citizens-want-voting-rights/
Author Des Tobin will launch his latest book Just A Man Called Phonse about his father, soldier, salesman, fireman, theatrical producer and funeral director Phonse Tobin. Meet Des when he leads a Celtic Club History Circle discussion on Wednesday the 11th of September at 7.30pm at the Celtic at Metropolitan - 42 Courtney Street, North Melbourne. No bookings needed, all welcome.
The next Melbourne Irish Studies Seminar Series will take place on Wednesday 17th of September, with Dr Jeanette Mollenhauer presenting "Dancing at the Southern Crossroads: The Story of Australian Irish Dance". This free public seminar starts at 6pm in the Jabiru Room at Newman College, University of Melbourne.
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Episode 4, August 2019: Melbourne Rose of Tralee
Failte, welcome to the August episode of the Celtic Club Melbourne Podcast. My guest this month is the 2019 Melbourne Rose of Tralee, Jordan Balfry. A forensic mental health occupational therapist from Limerick, Jordan discusses the role of Rose of Tralee competition, being a young Irish expat in Australia and working in mental health. You can follow Jordan’s Rose of Tralee adventures via Instagram at Instagram.com@melbourneroseoftralee.
Last month, the Irish Minister for Diaspora Ciaran Cannon discussed the upcoming referendum to extend Ireland’s presidential vote to overseas citizens. This Irish Times Abroad features a wide range of reader responses to this announcement. https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/abroad/i-don-t-believe-the-3-6-million-irish-abroad-should-have-the-right-to-vote-1.3949147?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Irish+diaspora+divided+over+extending+vote+to+emigrants+for+presidential+elections&utm_campaign=abroad_digest
If you enjoyed the Irish Passport podcast series mentioned last month, don’t miss the recent episode of United Ireland on Derry. This episode examines the impact of the murder of journalist Lyra McKee on the Derry community, with insights from Lyra’s partner and friends. http://unitedirelandpodcast.com/episodes/18-07-2019-episode-9-derry-lyra-mckee-was-murdered-in-derry-what-happened-next/
The Melbourne International Film Festival kicks off in August, featuring several Irish films. One is Rosie, depicting a family navigating the Irish housing crisis. Another is Extra Ordinary, a supernatural comedy which won Best Irish Feature at the recent Galway Film Fleadh. Irish director Lorcan Finnegan will also be in town to discuss his sci-fi-horror film, Vivarium. You can find more details at www.miff.com.au or through the MIFF app.
The Ireland Funds Australia Global 5k takes place on Sunday 8 September at 8:30am at Yarra Bend Park and will raise funds for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. You can register at https://irelandfunds.org/event/australia-melbourne-young-leaders-global-5k-2019/
One event not to miss this August is Barry vs Kelly, an original musical drama by Felix Meagher about Ned Kelly and judge Redmond Barry. Barry vs Kelly is on at the Celtic Club at Metropolitan – 39 Courtenay Street, North Melbourne - on Saturday 31 August at 8:15pm. You can book at http://www.trybooking.com/BDVPO.
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Episode 3, July 2019: Ciaran Cannon TD, Minister for Diaspora and International Development
Welcome to the July episode of the Celtic Club Melbourne Podcast. A bit of housekeeping; we’re now on Spotify Podcasts https://open.spotify.com/show/0JmN7AsLUpkcyOtRMHwDsi
The new financial year is a good time to check that your Celtic Club membership is in order. You can renew or apply at https://www.celticclub.com.au/index.php/members/membership
This month’s guest is the Irish Minister for Diaspora and International Development, Ciaran Cannon TD. Minister Cannon was visiting Australia as part of Global Ireland consultations to engage the Irish diaspora around the world. Sydney podcast PatChats recorded the conference at the Irish Embassy in Canberra for their latest episode, which you can subscribe to here https://podcasts.apple.com/co/podcast/patchats/id1456219583?l=en
You can also read Billy Cantwell’s speech in The Irish Echo - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/australias-irish-success-story-despite-unique-billy-cantwell/
- And mine in Tintean - https://tintean.org.au/2019/07/07/irish-government-on-a-mission-to-understand-needs-of-the-diaspora/
Some updates from this Irish Film Festival. Unquiet Graves director Sean Murray’s Facebook page contains extra content on this doco facebook.com/Seanmurrayfilm A Lifetime of Stories, a documentary on Irish seniors living in Sydney created by festival director Enda Murray premiered at the Festival, is available to stream online at http://irishassociation.org.au/a-lifetime-of-stories-seniors-oral-history-project/
Our Instagram pick for July is www.instagram.com/pawsomedoctor , aka Dr Oisín Tracey - an Irish emergency vet and volunteer wildlife vet in Perth, documenting his adventures around beautiful Western Australia with adorably feathered and furry colleagues.
Christmas in July at the Celtic Club is just around the corner. Join us for a three course meal and festive cheer on Saturday 27 July at 7:00pm at the Celtic at Metropolitan – 42 Courtney Street, North Melbourne. Tickets are $75 per person, including a complimentary drink on arrival. Book tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/christmas-in-july-tickets-64955655113
The Irish Passport has released the first of a two-part series on dealing with the past and intergenerational trauma in Northern Ireland, dedicated to murdered journalist Lyra McKee. Listen in at https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-irish-passport/id1246162545
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Well done Clare