The national Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration takes place on the Sunday nearest to 27 January every year.
Mission StatementThe Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration is designed to cherish the memory of all of the victims of the Nazi Holocaust. A candle-lighting ceremony is an integral part of the commemoration at which six candles are always lit for the six million Jews who perished, as well as candles for all of the other victims. The commemoration serves as a constant reminder of the dangers of racism and provides lessons from the past that are relevant today.
The Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration demonstrates the Irish Government’s commitment to the Declaration of Stockholm, 2000, when the 44 signatory countries undertook to commemorate and teach about the Holocaust every year.
Holocaust Education Trust Ireland advises and assists Government with organising the annual Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration.
Venue: The Round Room, Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2
Time: 6 pm to 8 pm
To receive an invitation, please contact the HETI office giving the name and address of each person requiring an invitation, and also include telephone number and email if possible.
|Telephone||+ 353 1 669 0593|
|Address:||Holocaust Education Trust Ireland, Clifton House,Lower Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2|
Further information about the event can be found at the following link:
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Worldwide - 21/03/15
The International Day for the Elimination of Racial DiscriminationThis day is observed annually on 21st March. It was declared as a memorial by the United Nations in response to the murder of 69 anti-apartheid demonstrators in Sharpeville, South Africa, in 1960. This is a day when people all over the world unite to show their opposition to racism.
For further information see the websites below:
|website:||Background to International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination|
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2015
To champion the diversity that Polish people bring to Ireland, Polska╔ire 2015 has been established as a nationwide festival to coincide with the UEFA Republic of Ireland vs. Poland qualifier on the 29th of March. It is estimated that there are presently 150,000 Polish citizens living in the Republic of Ireland resulting in Polish becoming the second most widely spoken language on the island. Throughout the week there will be cultural and sporting events for everyone to take part. Further details can be found in the programme and by visiting:
|Festiwal Polska╔ire2015 ma na celu pokazanie wkładu żyjących tu Polakˇw do kulturowej rˇżnorodności Irlandii. W tym roku Festiwal zbiega się w czasie z meczem piłki nożnej, ktˇry planowany jest na 29 marca w ramach eliminacji UEFA. Dane szacunkowe mˇwią o 150 tysiącach obywateli polskich mieszkających w Irlandii, w wyniku czego język polski stał się drugim najczęściej używanymjęzykiem na wyspie. Przez cały tydzień będą się odbywać imprezy kulturalne i sportowe, w ktˇrych udział mogą wziąć wszyscy zainteresowani. Szczegˇły można znaleźć w programie lub na naszej stronie internetowej:|
|Programme of Events|
Dublin 1 - 22 - 28/03/2015
Pre-War Afghanistan: an Exhibition of Afghan photographs by Sheer Sharar, curated by Nasruddin Saljuqi in the ILAC Central Library.
Dublin 8 - 21/03/2015
Dublin 24 - 23/03/15
"Integration through Sport"
A conference exploring how best to utilise the universal language of sport to create a more integrated society, hosted by Minister of State Aodhßn Ë RÝordßin and the FAI. Supported by South Dublin County Council.
To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: Tallaght Stadium, Dublin 24
Time: 11.00 – 16.00
11.00 Registration and Tea/Coffee
11.20 Opening Address: Minister of State Aodhßn Ë RÝordßin T.D.
11.30 Seminar: Integration Through Sport
13.30 Break (light lunch provided)
14.00 Roundtable Discussion: Migrants Volunteering in Sport
Des Tomlinson, FAI’s Intercultural Co-ordinator
Limerick - 24/03/15
Introduction to Intercultural Awareness
This course is for people interested in understanding how to improve intercultural communication in their work with migrants. It involves understanding intercultural communication styles and an introduction to developing improved cross-cultural awareness and communication. This course is also offered as a one-day introductory session.
Cost: €50 / participant
áContact Matt Cannon atám.email@example.comáor via phone at 061 310328 to book a place.
Venue: Doras LuimnÝ, 51A O’Connell Street, Limerick
Time: 2.00á–á5.00 pm
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Ireland - 19/05 - 26/05/2015
Africa Day was designated by the African Union as an annual celebration of the continent’s unity. It is celebrated all over the world on 25th May every year.
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Dublin 1 - 15/06/2015
Fair Play Football Cup.
UNHCR Ireland and Sport Against Racism Ireland (SARI) will be kicking off World Refugee Day 2014 with the fifth Fair Play Football Cup, a family friendly football tournament. The 7-a-side tournament will feature teams drawn from refugee and community groups, direct provision centres, NGOs and members of the media. Approximately 160 players from a host of different countries, including Angola, South Africa, Afghanistan, Eritrea, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe and Ireland, will compete in the competition.
All are welcome. Other entertainment at the free event will includes face painting, football skills training, music, and children’s circus provided by Dublin Community Circus.
For a map and directions to the Law Society Gardens, please click here
Venue: Dublin's Law Society gardens
Time: 10.30am to 4pm.
World - 20/06/2015
World Refugee Day
Since 2001, World Refugee Day has been held every year on 20 June. It was established by the United Nations to honour 45 million women, men and children who have been forced to flee their homes under threat of persecution, conflict and violence; the solidarity of those countries, including Ireland, who assist refugees; and the contribution refugees make to countries around the world. Each year it is celebrated around the world on 20th June.
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Dublin 2 - 31/07/2015
- 'Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa: Irish nationalist & champion of the cause of Poland.' Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa (1831-1915), a leader of the Irish independence movement, the Fenians, was inspired by the Polish rebellion of 1863. His funeral in Dublin in August 1915 was a symbolic moment that brought together people who went on to take part in the Irish rebellion of 1916.
In advance of the official commemoration of the funeral in Glasnevin Cemetery the Polish Embassy in Ireland and the Irish Polish Society are hosting a lecture by Gabriel Doherty, University College Cork, on O’Donovan Rossa.
Gabriel Doherty is a College Lecturer in the School of History, UCC. His research interests include the revolutionary decade in modern Irish history (1912-1923), the history of imprisonment in Ireland and Irish-Polish relations in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Publications include: The Coming Revolution (2013); The Home Rule Crisis 1912-1914 (2014) & Revisiting Canon Sheehan of Doneraile (2014).
Admission free, all welcome.
For more information contact Patrick Quigley: firstname.lastname@example.org/0857133106
Venue: Polish House, 20 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2
Eid World Cup - 1/08 - 2/08/2015
Eid World Cup football tournament is back and this year the aim is to raise funds for the people of Nepal with the help of Islamic Relief Ireland and Sport Against Racism Ireland.
The girls 5 a side tournament @ DCU astro pitches, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 1st August. Registration starts at 10am and the tournament first game starts at 11am.
On AUGUST 2nd the Mens 7 a side tournament kicks off @ the Law Society, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7. Registration starts at 10:30am and the first game kicks off at 11:30am.
Limited access at the DCU venue for the girls tournament only. If possible to avoid overcrowding at DCU astro pitch all participants and supporters are asked to arrive early.
For the girls tournament its 8 teams only. Get in contact with Sarah as soon as possible to enter a team. A deposit of 30 euro should be paid to Sarah as soon as possible.
For the Mens tournament its 10 teams only. Get in contact with Abdulkadir as soon as possible to enter a team. A deposit of 30 euro should be paid as soon as possible.
It's 10 euro per person to play in the tournament. Donations before the tournament can be made directly to Abdulkadir or Sarah or to one of the volunteers.
There will be buckets going around on the day of the tournament to collect any donations from people.
Anyone attending will be able to buy food at a BBQ on the day of the Mens tournament. Or bring your own food and water in case supplies run out.
All are welcome to attend the tournament. There donations count towards the fund for Nepal.
Volunteers needed on the day. If you are willing to volunteer contact:
Abdulkadir - 0852850376
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Dublin, Galway and Cavan - /11/2015
Africa History Month Ireland
Ireland - 15 - 23/11/2015
One World Week is a week of youth-led awareness raising, education and action that takes place throughout Ireland during the third week in November every year. During One World Week, young people learn about local, national and global justice issues and take action to bring about change. The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) is organising a range of events throughout Ireland.
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