St Patrick's Day Guided Walk from Home Arts Centre
Ed Glinert at New Manchester Walks is running a "Little Ireland Explorer" tour on Sat 17 March. It starts from the HOME Arts Centre at 11am. Booking through eventbrite
Can you believe that when Manchester triggered the Industrial Revolution in the 19th century those philanthropic merchants and factory owners hired their workers from Ireland as they were cheaper and would accept lower wages than the Manchester locals? Yes, the Irish were ripped off and they lived in the worst houses – in Little Ireland, the area around Oxford Road station.
But it’s not all doom and gloom. We will celebrate St Patrick’s Day and the Irish Festival by unearthing the best stories of Little Ireland, searching for a whiff of the Waxie’s Dargle and maybe even enjoying a glass of a black Irish drink with a cream head. Dia dhaoibh