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Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, holds an array of as yet untapped opportunities for many Irish professionals. Among the early movers recognising this the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (IPAV), which has just signed a memorandum of understanding with the EU Myanmar Centre (EUMC), a not-for-profit non-governmental organisation tasked with facilitating trade, commerce and investment between Myanmar and the 28 EU member states.
A WEEKEND celebrating the films of activist, anthropologist, writer, and film-maker Margaretta D’Arcy, takes place later this month on the Aran Islands.
Advocates for the immigrant community gathered in Castlebar recently to celebrate the Mayo Intercultural Action Oral History Project. The project, which was supported by South West Mayo Development Company, saw immigrants from different countries come together to record audio accounts of their lives and migration to county Mayo. Project participants included people from as far afield as Latvia, Poland, Russia, Nigeria, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Burma/Myanmar.
Food For Thought a new radio series set to broadcast on RTE Radio 1 Extra will tell the story of Paw Shee Hta, a woman from the Karen ethnic community, who settled in Mayo with her family six years ago. The Karen have become a familiar sight in Mayo over recent years and the programme reveals something of their remarkable journey from Myanmar, formerly Burma, to Mayo.
An intense ten-day summer school at NUI Galway to filmmakers engage with pressing human rights issues has been running in the city all week. The Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy (CHRA) Summer School which concludes on Saturday is funded by Open Society Foundations.
One of the most extraordinary meetings in the aftermath of any war took place in May 2004 in Oranmore Castle, the home of the late Commander Bill King RN, and his family.
Mayo Integration Forum held a family fun day last weekend in Claremorris. The forum comprises migrant representatives, Mayo County Development Board, Mayo Sports Partnership, Mayo Intercultural Action, Mayo County Childcare Committee, and other agencies and groups. One of the main goals of the forum is to promote active integration of people from different countries of origin who chose Ireland as their home. The event was organised to encourage integration of diverse communities through active sport interaction and cultural exchange.
More than 500 students, faculty, and staff of Semester at Sea® (SAS), the nation’s premier shipboard programme for study abroad, will arrive in Galway at 8:00 am on 31 August for a one day exploration of Galway before also docking in Dublin. Ireland is the first country on the academic voyage itinerary. Sarah Cosgrove, a student from the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway joined the shipboard community in Halifax where embarkation took place on 23 August. All participants are traveling aboard the MV Explorer, a state-of-the-art passenger ship that Semester at Sea has outfitted as a traveling university.