That’s a wrap!
A short video celebrating the programs and events curated by Ireland Park Foundation in 2017 can be found here.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s visit to Ireland Park
On May 5, 2017, Taoiseach Mr. Enda Kenny, TD, visited Ireland Park on an official visit to Canada. This year marks the 170th anniversary of the worst year of the Famine (1847) and the 10th anniversary of the opening of Ireland Park. Mr. Kenny remarked on the arrival of 38,560 Irish migrants to Toronto during the Famine, and the death of 1,186 of the them. He commented on the kindness and courage of Canadians to welcome and care for the migrants–traits that have prevailed in Canada to this day.
The full video of Mr. Kenny’s speech can be found on our YouTube page.
Chairman & Founder, Robert G. Kearns discusses Ireland Park with Andrea Regan
Ireland Park Reopens in Toronto after 3 Years
Date: 15 July, 2014 Source: CP24
Ireland Park opens in Toronto on Tuesday for the first time since construction began three years ago. Click here to view the video on CP24.
Sculpting Life, A documentary on the work or Rowan Gillespie
Date: Mar 6, 2013 Source: Moondance
A unique insight into the creative life and influences of internationally renowned Irish artist, Rowan Gillespie, as he single handedly creates a series of famine sculptures for Ireland Park Toronto, Canada. ”Sculpting Life’ a Moondance Productions Documentary, charts the birth of an important new sculpture commission brought to life by the hands of internationally renowned artist Rowan Gillespie. The documentary follows the artistic process of discovery, telling the story of inspired creation and hard won vision. The crew travel with the artist on a voyage to understand the forces that combine in the unique style of Rowan Gillespie and gives an incredible insight into the creative process and influences that inform this incredible artist’s iconic work.