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Eureka - Australia’s Greatest Story
9 February 2024

Eureka - Australia’s Greatest Story

The editors of this book boldly proclaim that Eureka is Australia's greatest story, having gathered together some of the country's finest historians to prosecute such a case.

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10 minutes to read
2024 Brigid Fest
9 February 2024

2024 Brigid Fest

2024 Brigid Fest at the Iron Pavillion at Kirks Reservoir, Gong Gong.

By Helen Bath
3 minutes to read
Patrick of Armagh.
16 June 2022

Patrick of Armagh.

St Patrick has for centuries been synonymous with the Irish and popularised throughout the Irish diaspora where St.Patrick’s Day, March 17 has been marked by street parades and public holidays. ‘Paddys’ is a term often used to describe Irish Catholics. The beautifully designed Catholic Cathedral in Liverpool in the UK is locally known as Paddy’s tepee!

By Mary Darcy
St Patrick, Armagh
6 minutes to read
St. Brigid's Day
9 February 2022

St. Brigid's Day

February 1 marks the Feast Day of St. Brigid in the Christian Calendar but there is no simple story to define this woman and her place in history. There is even some doubt that she existed!

By Mary Darcy
St. Brigid's Day, Brigid, Day, February, History, Historical Figure, Ballarat, District, Irish, Association, Christianity, Christian
6 minutes to read
Eureka Melbourne Democracy Walk App
25 January 2022

Eureka Melbourne Democracy Walk App

The Eureka Democracy Walking App Brochure has been developed to assist awareness and uptake of the digital App. Limited printed copies of the promotional brochure are now available.

By Peter Gavin
Ballarat, Eureka, Melbourne, Democracy, Walk, App, District, Irish, Association
3 minutes to read
Jeremy Johnson - Former CEO Sovereign Hill
20 August 2018

Jeremy Johnson - Former CEO Sovereign Hill

Jeremy's commitment to business excellence and innovation has cemented Sovereign Hill's reputation as an iconic tourism attraction in Australia

By Phillip Moore
Jeremy Johnson, Sovereign Hill, Ballarat and District Irish Association, Ballarat, tourism
1 minute to read
James Scullen - Governor General of the C/Wealth of Australia
20 August 2018

James Scullen - Governor General of the C/Wealth of Australia

In terms of politics two of Australia' finest Prime Minister's came from this district. James Scullen was one of them.

By Phillip Moore
James Scullen, Ballarat and District Irish Association, Ballarat, Governor General, Prime Minister
1 minute to read
 Martin Loughlin - successful financial trader
20 August 2018

Martin Loughlin - successful financial trader

We have Martin Loughlin from Kilkenny; a successful financial trader who amassed a considerable fortune on the Ballarat Stock Exchange.

By Phillip Moore
Ballarat and District Irish Association, Ballarat, Martin Loughlin, financial trader, Ballarat Stock Exchange, Stock Exchange, Ballarat Turf Club
2 minutes to read
William Henry Shaw - Phoenix Foundry
20 August 2018

William Henry Shaw - Phoenix Foundry

William Henry Shaw from Belfast, who with partners Holden, Carter and Threlfell, established the great Phoenix Foundry in 1854.

By Phillip Moore
William Henry Shaw, Ballarat and District Irish Association, Ballarat, Phoenix Foundry, Foundry
1 minute to read
Her Majesty's Theatre
20 August 2018

Her Majesty's Theatre

A member of a well- known business group, nicknamed "Rags (Harry Davies- Haberdashery), Bottles (Coghlan) and Bones (John Heinz -butcher)", these men in 1898 purchased and redeveloped Ballarat's Academy of Music, now Her Majesty's Theatre

By Phillip Moore
Ballarat and District Irish Association, Ballarat, Her Majesty's Theatre, Theatre, Harry Davies- Haberdashery, John Heinz -butcher, Ballarat's Academy of Music
1 minute to read
James Coghlan -  Ballarat Brewing Company
20 August 2018

James Coghlan - Ballarat Brewing Company

James Coghlan from County Wexford. James was the founding father of the Ballarat brewing industry starting with his much celebrated Phoenix Brewery which he later amalgamated with William Tullock's Royal Standard Brewery to establish the Ballarat Brewing Company inclusive also of its extensive hotel interests.

By Phillip Moore
Ballarat Brewing Company, James Coghlan, Ballarat and District Irish Association, Ballarat, William Tullock's Royal Standard Brewery, Phoenix Brewery
1 minute to read
Successful Entrepreneur - Daniel Brophy
20 August 2018

Successful Entrepreneur - Daniel Brophy

Daniel Brophy from County Kilkenny -Successful Entrepreneur-Chairman of Ballarat's largest mine -the Band and Albion Mine

By Phillip Moore
Daniel Brophy, Entrepreneur, Ballarat and District Irish Association, Ballarat, Irish, Band and Albion Mine, Mayor, Ballarat's Irish Club
1 minute to read
Theatre and entertainment of the early goldfields days
20 August 2018

Theatre and entertainment of the early goldfields days

A reminder of the theatre and entertainment of the early goldfields days was the popular Limerick beauty Lola Montez - Elizabeth Rosana Gilbert.

By Phillip Moore
theatre, Entertainment, goldfields, Lola Montez, Elizabeth Rosana gilbert, Ballarat, District, Irish, Association
1 minute to read
Ballarat's gift to Australian democracy
20 August 2018

Ballarat's gift to Australian democracy

Conversely the Eureka Stockade was Ballarat's gift to Australian democracy and it was here on December 1854 that Peter Lalor led his fellow Irishmen and diggers

By Phillip Moore
Ballarat, District, Irish, Association, Australian, Democracy, Eureka Stockade, Peter Lalor, Irishmen, Ballarat Reform League Charter
1 minute to read
Sport of Kings
20 August 2018

Sport of Kings

Let us applaud Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.

By Phillip Moore
Sport, Kings, Michelle, Payne, Melbourne Cup, Horse, Horse Racing, Racing, Ballarat, District, Irish, Association
2 minutes to read
The Gift of Gold
20 August 2018

The Gift of Gold

Gold was Australia's gift to Ballarat and it was in August 1851 at Poverty Point that James Regan from County Limerick with Scotsman John Dunlop were the first to find gold in Ballarat

By Phillip Moore
Gold, Ballarat, District, Irish, Association, Poverty Point, James Regan, John Dunlop, Mining
1 minute to read
St. John of God Hospital; the largest private not-for- profit hospital in regional Victoria
20 August 2018

St. John of God Hospital; the largest private not-for- profit hospital in regional Victoria

The hospital was opened in 1915 in Bailey's Mansion after Ballarat's Bishop Moore had invited the Sisters of St. John of God from Ireland to take control.

By Phillip Moore
Ballarat and District Irish Association, Ballarat, St. John of God Hospital, Hospital, John Cidade, Sister Philip Heenan, Mother Bridget Clancy
2 minutes to read
John Curtin - Wartime Prime Minister
20 August 2018

John Curtin - Wartime Prime Minister

Curtin became Australia's legendary wartime Prime Minister ever conscious of his democratic responsibility and his accountability to the Australian people.

By Phillip Moore
Prime Minister, Ballarat and District Irish Association, Ballarat, wartime Prime Minister, John Curtin
1 minute to read

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