Women in white, orange and green dancing at a St Patrick's Festival in Cork, Ireland.

Peacebuilding for St Patrick’s

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 16 March 2023 > Shine Bright Lycée Webpicks

Ireland is celebrating 100 years of independence in 2023. This St Patrick's Day video from the Irish government looks back at a hundred years of peacebuilding milestones to the background of the beautiful traditional song "Danny Boy" sung by Tolü Makay. 

The video covers Irish membership of the League of Nations and then the United Nations, and participation in UN peacekeeping, membership of the EU and the Good Friday peace agreement on Northern Ireland, which is 25-years-old this year.

The government St Patrick site includes a gallery of cultural performances. This performance of the tune "Ah Surely" doesn't have words but has some great Irish dancing and fiddle playing.

You could link the resources here to Give me five 5e Unit 7 Follow the Leprechaun Shine Bright 2e Escape Game Celtic Legends, Shine Bright 1e File 9 Emerald Isle, Shine Bright Terminale File 1 Uni Life in Ireland or Shine Bright LLCER File 20 The Irish Art of Exile and History DNL 1e Unit 3 on the Irish question.

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