Irish Veterans Photography Exhibit Opens November 11

Irish-born Veterans Exhibit

The Irish Cultural Center of Western New England is pleased to announce that our in-person photography and story exhibit, Those Who Served: Irish-Born Veterans of the United States Armed Forces, will officially open at the ICC on Thursday, November 11 from 3–5 pm.

The exhibit will be on display from November 11 through November 21 in the Celtic Room at our Irish House Restaurant, 429 Morgan Road, West Springfield, MA. It is free and open to the public.

In the fall of 2019, the ICC put out a call for photos and biographies of Irish-born veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, to be displayed in a photographic exhibit. The plan was to install this exhibit at the ICC in the spring of 2020. However, because of the public gathering restrictions during the pandemic, we launched a mini-exhibit on our website on Veterans Day last year.

We are excited to now share this exhibit in person to honor those veterans born in Ireland and who served their new country.

Thank you to all those who submitted photos and memories of their loved ones. We also thank the Mass Cultural Council for their support in developing this project.

Mass Cultural Council

See more photos from the exhibit opening in our Facebook gallery >

Irish-Born Veterans Exhibit Opening

Clockwise from left: Navy veteran Patrick Murphy, reading his own story; the family of veteran James O’Shea; Dorothea Connor and Kathleen Barry in front of the display of Daniel J. Connor, Dorothea’s father; West Springfield Mayor Will Reichelt and exhibit volunteer Mary Ellen O’Brien.

 

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