Welcome to Irish Manchester! The Irish have always been proud of their contribution to England, Wales and Scotland - all of us have a memory and a story to tell. Your written contribution is vital to the success of our research. Irish Manchester will deliver the story and relive the memories with your photographs.

We want to hear from you if you have a story or photograph. It might be written accounts or stories, a picture of where you first lived in the early days, a social night out having the craic with family and friends, a sporting event , a place of work, a building with Irish connections - in fact anything that gives us an Irish memory.

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As well as learning to dance we took part in Irish language classes and learnt to say our prayers in Irish!–Eileen lally

I first came to Manchester in 1944 to work on the docks. The docks, at that time, employed over 3000 men and well over half this figure were Irish, young men from every corner of Ireland, indeed several of the superintendents and foremen were Irish born or of Irish decent.–Pat Sweeney

The highlight of the Gaelic League year was when they performed at the Free Trade Hall on St Patrick's night. These nights were always sell-outs and the Gaelic league dancers performed with many artists from Ireland. I remember that these events were either opened by the McSweeney or Kerry Pipe bands.– one of many memories