Aine Edwards's Blog (4)

A Visit to The Hope Foundation in Kolkata, India

Last night Susan McManamon​ and I joined the night rescue team of The Hope Foundation​, supported by Irish Aid. We spent 3 hours driving through areas of Calcutta where people live on the street or in slums or work in the red light district. This is very real…

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Added by Aine Edwards on April 23, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments

Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad

There are a number of extraordinary people who contribute to Ireland and to Irish communities abroad. The Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad honors the work they do.  The award is presented by the President of Ireland…

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Added by Aine Edwards on March 27, 2015 at 3:30am — No Comments

St. Patrick's Day in Chennai, India

This was my third St. Patrick's Day celebration in Chennai, South India. Thanks to the opening of the Hon Irish Consul in 2013, and a little networking in both Ireland and India, we have a small community in the city, who catch-up at least once a year around St.…

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Added by Aine Edwards on March 17, 2015 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

'The Sound of a Country' - Irish-Indian Music Documentary

In December of 2014, the Irish traditional fiddle and guitar duo of Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill joined sarod player Matthew Noone on a tour of India to play several shows as well as meet and collaborate with a host of famous Indian traditional musicians.  Myles O’Reilly…

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Added by Aine Edwards on March 11, 2015 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

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