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.

January

Auckland Folk Festival – Kumeu

25 January 2020

Andy Irvine & Pauline Scanlon

25

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NZ Rugby Sevens – Hamilton

25 January 2020

Ireland – Men & Women 7s rugby teams

25

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Auckland Folk Festival – Kumeu

26 January 2020

Andy Irvine & Pauline Scanon

26

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NZ Rugby Sevens – Hamilton

26 January 2020

Ireland – Men & Women 7s rugby teams

26

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Auckland Folk Festival – Kumeu

27 January 2020

Andy Irvine & Pauline Scanlon

27

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Andy Irvine – Palmerston North

29 January 2020

Irish musician

29

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Andy Irvine – Masterton

30 January 2020

Irish musician

30

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Andy Irvine – Otaki

31 January 2020

Irish musician

31

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February

Andy Irvine – Wellington

01 February 2020

Irish musician

01

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Public Lecture – Otago University

02 February 2020

The Luck of the Irish – Public Lecture Series

02

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Andy Irvine – Onekaka

02 February 2020

Irish musician

02

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Andy Irvine – Nelson

05 February 2020

Irish musician

05

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Andy Irvine – Christchurch

06 February 2020

Irish musician

06

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Andy Irvine – Methven

07 February 2020

Irish musician

07

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Andy Irvine – Cardrona

08 February 2020

Irish musician

08

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Andy Irvine – Dunedin

09 February 2020

Irish musician

09

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Canterbury GAA – Golf Classic

15 February 2020

GAA Ambrose Golf Classic

15

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Pipes in the Park – Wellington

15 February 2020

Irish dancers and musicians

15

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IBNNZ Auckland

20 February 2020

Irish Business Networking

20

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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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Marty Mone – Cambridge

05 March 2020

Marty Down Under

05

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Marty Mone – Methven

07 March 2020

Marty Down Under

07

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St Patrick’s Parade – Auckland

14 March 2020

Save the date – Auckland St Patrick’s Parade

14

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St Patrick’s Parade – Wellington

14 March 2020

Save the date – Wellington St Patrick’s Parade

14

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IBNNZ Auckland

19 March 2020

Irish Business Networking

19

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NZ GAA Club Championships – Auckland

21 March 2020

Save the date NZ GAA club championships

21

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NZ GAA Club Championships – Auckland

22 March 2020

Save the date – NZ GAA club championships

22

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Watt by Samuel Beckett – Auckland

25 March 2020

Auckland Arts Festival

25

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Watt by Samuel Beckett – Auckland

26 March 2020

Auckland Arts Festival

26

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Watt by Samuel Beckett – Auckland

27 March 2020

Auckland Arts Festival

27

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Watt by Samuel Beckett – Auckland

28 March 2020

Auckland Arts Festival

28

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Watt by Samuel Beckett – Auckland

29 March 2020

Auckland Arts Festival

29

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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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IBNNZ Auckland

16 April 2020

Irish Business Networking

16

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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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IBNNZ Auckland

21 May 2020

Irish Business Networking

21

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Ceol Aneas Irish Music Festival – Nelson

29 May 2020

Ceol Aneas Irish Music Festival – Nelson

29

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Ceol Aneas Irish Music Festival – Nelson

30 May 2020

Ceol Aneas Irish Music Festival – Nelson

30

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Ceol Aneas Irish Music Festival – Nelson

31 May 2020

Ceol Aneas Irish Music Festival – Nelson

31

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June

Ceol Aneas Irish Music Festival – Nelson

01 June 2020

Ceol Aneas Irish Music Festival – Nelson

01

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Public Lecture – Otago University

07 June 2020

The Luck of the Irish – Public Lecture Series

07

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IBNNZ Auckland

18 June 2020

Irish Business Networking

18

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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.