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Being Irish in Liverpool

Being Irish in Liverpool

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Here, in his own words, Tommy Walsh, a legend of the Irish Community in Liverpool, and indeed in Britain, recounts in an engaging and informal style, familiar to those who knew him, his memories of being born and raised Irish in Liverpool. 


Here, in his own words, Tommy Walsh, a legend of the Irish Community in Liverpool, and indeed in Britain, recounts in an engaging and informal style, familiar to those who knew him, his memories of being born and raised Irish in Liverpool. Born 'over the shop' in Blundell Street, he recalls being evacuated to Ireland at the outbreak of war, only to endure the Blitz taking cover under the same shop! As a young man, he begins lifelong involvement in all things Irish, from organising ceili dances, to sitting on committees of the Gaelic League and GAA. His involvement in the opening and operation of the famed Irish Centre, Mount Pleasant is here, along with the stories of the many others involved. His memory is encyclopaedic and full of warmth and wit. In a lifetime of commitment to community affairs he volunteered his tireless efforts to many organisations: The Federation of Irish Societies, Irish Prisoners Overseas, Irish Community Care Merseyside, St Michaels Irish Centre, along with the many cultural and sports interests so dear to his heart. All these stories are told here with affection and humour, by the man surely most qualified to tell them.