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

Ed Byrne – Wellington

28 April 2017

Ed Byrne – Wellington

28

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Ed Byrne – Napier

29 April 2017

Ed Byrne – Napier

29

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Rob Broderick – Auckland

29 April 2017

Rob Broderick – Auckland

29

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May

Ed Byrne – Auckland

02 May 2017

Ed Byrne – Auckland

02

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Rob Broderick – Auckland

02 May 2017

Rob Broderick – Auckland

02

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Ed Byrne – Auckland

03 May 2017

Ed Byrne – Auckland

03

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Rob Broderick – Auckland

03 May 2017

Rob Broderick – Auckland

03

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Ed Byrne – Auckland

04 May 2017

Ed Byrne – Auckland

04

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Rob Broderick – Auckland

04 May 2017

Rob Broderick – Auckland

04

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Ed Byrne – Auckland

05 May 2017

Ed Byrne – Auckland

05

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Rob Broderick – Auckland

05 May 2017

Rob Broderick – Auckland

05

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Ed Byrne – Auckland

06 May 2017

Ed Byrne – Auckland

06

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Rob Broderick – Auckland

06 May 2017

Rob Broderick – Auckland

06

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Ed Byrne – Nelson

09 May 2017

Ed Byrne – Nelson

09

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Rob Broderick – Auckland

09 May 2017

Rob Broderick – Auckland

09

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Ed Byrne – Auckland

10 May 2017

Ed Byrne – Auckland

10

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Rob Broderick – Auckland

10 May 2017

Rob Broderick – Auckland

10

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Ed Byrne – New Plymouth

11 May 2017

Ed Byrne – New Plymouth

11

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Rob Broderick – Auckland

11 May 2017

Rob Broderick – Auckland

11

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Rob Broderick – Auckland

12 May 2017

Rob Broderick – Auckland

12

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Rob Broderick – Auckland

13 May 2017

Rob Broderick – Auckland

13

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Mary Coughlan – Auckland Writers F...

17 May 2017

Auckland – 17 May

17

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Mary Coughlan – Auckland Writers F...

18 May 2017

Auckland – 18 May

18

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Anne Enright – Auckland Writers Festival

18 May 2017

Anne Enright – Auckland

18

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Mary Coughlan – Auckland Writers F...

19 May 2017

Mary Coughlan – Auckland

19

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Anne Enright – Auckland Writers Festival

19 May 2017

Anne Enright – Auckland

19

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Jimmy Smyth – Christchurch Jazz &#...

24 May 2017

Jimmy Smyth – Christchurch

24

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Mary Coughlan – Christchurch Jazz...

25 May 2017

Mary Coughlan – Christchurch

25

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Mary Coughlan _ Christchurch Jazz &...

27 May 2017

Mary Coughlan – Chistchurch

27

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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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Rose of Tralee NZ Final – Hutt Valley

10 June 2017

Rose of Tralee NZ final

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.