Starting in 2020 the Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation (ICLF) is developing a brand new emigration support program. News on events and services will be updated here as they become available.
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February 29th, 2020
This coming Saturday, an important event in the Irish Community of Arizona is taking place with the launch of the Emigration Support Group. The launch will take place on Feb. 29th, 2020 at the Irish Cultural Center in Downtown Phoenix from 11 am to 1 pm. The launch is a call to all Irish born people living in the valley and their families to attend a free event, where people born in the same county can make connections. We are hoping to have representatives from each of the 32 counties to attend and have a picture taken with their county flag in the courtyard where their county is located.
The Valley of the Sun has seen a dramatic increase in Irish immigrants in the last 15 years because of the attraction of the financial and technological industries to the area. With the increase of immigrants, the Irish Government with the help of the Irish Center saw the need to provide the region with a support group and network system. Similar groups have been set up in cities across the globe and the fact that the Phoenix area now has a support group proves that the valley is attracting more and more Irish daily.
There will be music by the local Comhaltas group, Phoenix Gaels will have a kids area where hurling and football will be on offer. Food is provided by Tim Finnegans which includes their world-famous Shepherd’s pie and there will be a cash bar. On the day, group members will be registering those attending with the Dept. of Foreign Affairs, offering advice and a friendly chat. Also, in attendance will be the Consul Orla Keane from the Irish Consulate Los Angeles.
We look forward to seeing you all with a Cead Mile Failte