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.

November

IBNNZ Auckland

21 November 2019

Irish Business Networking

21

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December

IBNNZ Wellington

06 December 2019

Irish Business Networking

06

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Irish Interest Group NZSG

14 December 2019

ANZACs and the Easter Rising by Rory Sweetman

14

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February

Public Lecture – Otago University

02 February 2020

The Luck of the Irish – Public Lecture Series

02

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March

Public Lecture – Otago University

01 March 2020

The Luck of the Irish – Public Lecture Series

01

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April

Public Lecture – Otago University

05 April 2020

The Luck of the Irish – Public Lecture Series

05

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May

Public Lecture – Otago University

03 May 2020

The Luck of the Irish – Public Lecture Series

03

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June

Public Lecture – Otago University

07 June 2020

The Luck of the Irish – Public Lecture Series

07

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July

Public lecture – Otago University

05 July 2020

The Luck of the Irish – Public Lecture Series

05

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August

Public Lecture – Otago University

02 August 2020

The Luck of the Irish – Public Lecture Series

02

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September

Public Lecture – Otago University

06 September 2020

The Luck of the Irish – Public Lecture Series

06

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October

Public Lecture – Otago University

04 October 2020

The Luck of the Irish – Public Lecture Series

04

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November

Public Lecture – Otago University

01 November 2020

The Luck of the Irish – Public Lecture Series

01

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Did you know...

The North Island, South Island and Stewart Island were originally named New Ulster, New Munster and New Leinster respectively

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.

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

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.