Richmond Bicentenary Music Events | Young Irelanders In Van Diemen’s Land | A Musical History

St John’s Catholic Church

Sunday, Feb 11

4:30 pm 5:45 pm

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Venue: St John’s Catholic Church

Listen to the stories and songs of seven political prisoners transported to Van Diemen’s Land during the Great Irish Famine, at this concert by the Young Irelanders in Van Diemen’s Land collective.

The political prisoners were members of the Young Ireland Movement, which aimed to establish Ireland as an independent nation. Richmond has an historical connection with two of the leaders: William Smith O’Brien—who was living at Nugent farm when pardoned in 1854; and Thomas Meagher—whose infant son, Henry, is buried at St John’s Church. The concert acknowledges a story important to both Ireland and Tasmania.

The musicians are Annie Woolley, Barry Higgins, Elise Okell, John Hickey and Mat Woolley (subject to confirmation).

Entry: $25 full price / $20 under 18 over 65 & concession holders.

Extras: Seated indoor event.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the music and history of the Young Irelanders in Van Diemen’s Land, a captivating and inspiring event that will connect you with the past and the present.


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