Over 50 dedicated volunteers helped create this exhibition, capturing stories of the Irish community in Britain through oral history. This ‘history from below’ involves recording personal narratives in individuals’ own words, providing a vital perspective often overlooked in traditional histories.
Oral history helps uncover and preserve valuable accounts from marginalised groups that may otherwise vanish due to the lack of written records.
Many Irish immigrants who settled in Britain since 1973 are now elderly, risking the loss of their migration memories. We share their voices to ensure their legacies endure.