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.

February

The Daylight Atheist – Auckland

07 February 2019

Tom Scott’s Ma & Da season

07

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Joan – Auckland

08 February 2019

Tom Scott’s Ma & Da season

08

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The Daylight Atheist – Auckland

09 February 2019

Tom Scott’s Ma & Da season

09

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Joan – Auckland

09 February 2019

Tom Scott’s Ma & Da season

09

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The Daylight Atheist – Auckland

10 February 2019

Tom Scott’s Ma & Da season

10

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Joan – Auckland

12 February 2019

Tom Scott’s Ma & Da season

12

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The Daylight Atheist – Auckland

13 February 2019

Tom Scott’s Ma & Da season

13

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Joan – Auckland

14 February 2019

Tom Scott’s Ma & Da season

14

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The Daylight Atheist – Auckland

15 February 2019

Tom Scott’s Ma & Da season

15

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The Daylight Atheist – Auckland

16 February 2019

Tom Scott’s Ma & Da season

16

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Joan – Auckland

16 February 2019

Tom Scott’s Ma & Da season

16

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Joan – Auckland

17 February 2019

Tom Scott’s Ma & Da season

17

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The Daylight Atheist – Auckland

19 February 2019

Tom Scott’s Ma & Da season

19

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Joan – Auckland

20 February 2019

Tom Scott’s Ma & Da season

20

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The Daylight Atheist – Auckland

21 February 2019

Tom Scott’s Ma & Da season

21

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Joan – Auckland

22 February 2019

Tom Scott’s Ma & Da season

22

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The Daylight Atheist – Auckland

23 February 2019

Tom Scott’s Ma & Da season

23

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Joan – Auckland

23 February 2019

Tom Scott’s Ma & Da season

23

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March

Sharon Shannon – New Plymouth

15 March 2019

WOMAD New Plymouth

15

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Wallis Bird – Auckland

22 March 2019

Auckland

22

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Wallis Bird – Wellington

23 March 2019

Wellington

23

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Wallis Bird – Christchurch

24 March 2019

Christchurch

24

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May

Waiting for Godot – Wellington

04 May 2019

4 May – 1 June

04

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John Boyne at Dunedin Writers & Rea...

09 May 2019

Dunedin 9-12 May

09

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Irish writers at the Auckland Writers Fe...

14 May 2019

Auckland 14-19 May

14

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Celtic Tenors – Auckland

28 May 2019

Celtic Tenors – Auckland

28

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The Celtic Tenors – Christchurch

29 May 2019

Celtic Tenors – Christchurch

29

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Ceol Aneas Irish Music Festival – Nelson

31 May 2019

Ceol Aneas – Nelson

31

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June

Ceol Aneas Irish Music Festival – Nelson

01 June 2019

Ceol Aneas – Nelson

01

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Ceol Aneas Irish Music Festival – Nelson

02 June 2019

Ceol Aneas – Nelson

02

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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.

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.