A Complicated History: Ireland and the Caribbean

DATE: 27th September 2023
TIME: 6pm
WHERE: EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
COST: Free
SOLD OUT - Livestream Available

Servants and enslavers; merchants and governors; educators and journalists – the history of the Irish in the Caribbean is complex.

This talk will survey Irish migration to the region from the 17th century, telling the stories of a diverse range of people who set out to make new lives for themselves in places like Jamaica, Barbados and Cuba. To what extent have Irish people shaped Caribbean societies and economies? And how have Irish-Caribbean relations evolved in the last century?

Dr Catherine Healy is Historian-in-Residence at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. She is the curator of a newly opened exhibition on Irish-Caribbean connections, which is supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Image 1: 1860 map of the West Indies (Wikimedia Commons), Image 2: Dr Catherine Healy

This event has sold out, but will be available to view via Livestream – Click Here to register.