Auckland War Memorial Museum

Events

Here you can find all the events that relate to anything and everything Irish, happening in and around New Zealand.

April

Irish Musicians and Singer – Nelson

07 April 2017

Irish Musician & Singers – Nelson

07

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Irish Musicians & singer – Wellington

08 April 2017

Irish musicians & singer – Wellington

08

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Irish Musicians & Singer – Auckland

09 April 2017

Irish musicians & singer – Auckland

09

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June

Ceol Aneas Irish Music Festival – Nelson

02 June 2017

Ceol Aneas Irish Music Festival – Nelson

02

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British & Irish Lions v Provincial ...

03 June 2017

Toll Stadium, Whangarei

03

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Ceol Aneas Irish Music Festival – Nelson

03 June 2017

Ceol Aneas Irish Music Festival – Nelson

03

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Ceol Aneas Irish Music Festival – Nelson

04 June 2017

Ceol Aneas Irish Music Festival – Nelson

04

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British & Irish Lions v Blues

07 June 2017

Eden Park, Auckland

07

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British & Irish Lions v Crusaders

10 June 2017

AMI Stadium, Christchurch

10

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British & Irish Lions v Highlanders

13 June 2017

Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin

13

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British & Irish Lions v Maori All Blacks

17 June 2017

Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua

17

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British & Irish Lions v Chiefs

20 June 2017

FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton

20

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British & Irish Lions v All Blacks

24 June 2017

Auckland

24

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British & Irish Lions v Hurricanes

27 June 2017

Westpac Stadium, Wellington

27

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July

British & Irish Lions v All Blacks

01 July 2017

Wellington

01

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British & Irish Lions v All Blacks

08 July 2017

Auckland

08

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Did you know...

Sir Tristram, born in Co Kildare, was a champion broodmare sire (45 group one winners, including 3 Melbourne Cup winners) and lived in Cambridge Stud

Mary Gallagher, of whom the song ‘Mary from Dungloe’ was written, emigrated to NZ from Co Donegal and is buried in Gisborne cemetery

Robert Hannah, born in Co Antrim, founded ‘Hannah’s Shoes’. He built and lived in Antrim House, in Wellington, now the headquarters of the NZ Historic Places Trust

Thomas Bracken, born in Co Monaghan, wrote the words of the national anthem ‘God Defend New Zealand’

Johnny Martin, born in Co Derry, was a goldminer and entrepreneur who developed the area of Martinborough

Joseph McMullen Dargaville, born in Co Cork, developed the town of Dargaville as part of his kauri timber and gum business

Robert Wellwood, born in Co Kilkenny, was the first Mayor of Hastings

Thomas Russell, born in Cork, was the founder of Bank of New Zealand in 1861

Thomas Croke, born in Cork and after whom the GAA Croke Park is named, was Roman Catholic Bishop of Auckland from 1870-1874

Patrick Moran, born in Co Wicklow, was the Roman Catholic Bishop of Dunedin 1869-1895

Henry Blundell, born in Dublin, began publishing the Wellington Evening Post (now the Dominion Post) in 1865

Dave Gallaher, captain of the 1905 Original All Blacks, was born in Co Donegal

Three of NZs Prime Ministers were born in Ireland – Daniel Pollen (Dublin), John Balance (Antrim) and William Massey (Derry)

New Zealand’s most colourful goldminer, Biddy of the Buller, was born in Dublin

Lt. Governor William Hobson, who signed the Treaty of Waitangi on behalf of the Crown, was born in Waterford, the home of Waterford Crystal.

James Joyce, the author of Ulysses, the novel of the 20th century, had a sister, who was a nun who lived in New Zealand for many years until her death in 1942.

The Duke of Wellington, after whom New Zealand’s capital city is named, was born in Dublin, Ireland’s capital.