'Just a belated note to thank you for last week.
It was, from our perspective, an incredible event,
and we are so grateful to you for helping to set it up
(not just last week but over the last few years).
I hope that your group members felt it was worthwhile.
More than anything I hope it opens the way for us to
work more together. Certainly, I am at the service of
the Irish Heritage Group should you ever need anything.'
- Gavin Schaffer, Professor of Modern History,
University of Birmingham
'I have attended the Birmingham Irish Heritage Group several times as a visiting speaker, and always enjoy their events. I know I can expect a very interesting evening, with an enthusiastic and responsive audience. Events are always well attended, the atmosphere is friendly and welcoming, and there's an impressive Irish-interest library. The organisers are to be commended on their commitment in running an engaging monthly programme together. If I lived in Birmingham I'd be there myself every month.'
- Deirdre O'Byrne, Loughborough University and
Nottingham Irish Studies Group
'It's a genuine pleasure to attend the meetings of the Birmingham Irish Heritage Group, whose members are always ready to share ideas, jokes, and a drink or two. At recent meetings we have discussed Birmingham’s connections to the Easter Rising; William Butler Yeats's 1910 visit to Birmingham; and the truth behind the 'Peaky Blinders'. We Brummies have an amazing history, and this is a great place to find out all about it.'
- Jim Moran, Professor of Modern English Literature
and Drama, University of Nottingham