Irish Culture section includes Irish Language, History, Music and Dance

Ireland Tour Meeting Nov 16 at Sons of Erin

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Visit Ireland and all its glory. Not only will you enjoy the gorgeous scenery, iconic landmarks, engage with the locals, but gain an educational perspective regarding a history that has lasted through the centuries and has touched the world.

Learn More about this 4-star trip in May, 2019
See photos and discuss the trip.
November 16, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

at Sons of Erin 
633 MA-28, West Yarmouth, MA 02673

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Sons of Erin Scholarship Fund.

RSVP- 774.238.2332

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Trip Planned and Designed by Susan’s Custom Tours & Travel, Cape Cod
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About the Editor

Sean MurphySean Murphy was born and reared in Dublin and has lived in the US since 2005. He is a teacher of Irish history, music, and dance. He has a passion for his homeland and loves to share his knowledge and interest through classes, workshops and conversation. He teaches at The Irish Cultural Center in Canton, the Sons of Erin, Cape Cod Cultural Center and Cotuit Center for the Arts on Cape Cod.

Sean hosts a traditional Irish music session at O’Shea’s Old Inne in West Dennis on Cape Cod every Sunday night starting at 5pm “It is now well-established – the place is full every Sunday. It is great fun with a great variety of songs and musicians of all levels.”


Irish Tours and Travel

Locally Sponsored Tours and Travel to Irish destinations.

Irish Language

Coming Soon: Irish Language content from Sean Murphy.

Irish History

Irish History Classes

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Sean Murphy teaches Irish history at the Cape Cod Cultural Center, Cotuit Center for the Arts and the Irish Cultural Center of New England. His general history course is a chronological account of Irish history from the arrival of Saint Patrick in 432 AD up to the Easter Rebellion of 1916. He has recently added a course on Virtual Tours of Ireland.

The general history course is presented in four and six week topics that focus on the main events in Irish history since 432 AD. Topics are : Saint Patrick, The Viking Invasions 795 - 1170, The Norman Invasion, The Tudor Conquest, The Flight of the Earls, The Rising of 1640 and the Catholic Confederation, The Cromwellian Settlement, the Treaty of Limerick and the Protestant Ascendency, the Penal Laws, the Risings of 1798 and 1803, Catholic Emancipation, the Famine 1845 - 1852, and the Easter Rebellion of 1916.

The Virtual Tours of Ireland are also presented in four and six week courses. Each class focuses on the major tourist attractions in the chosen location. Major cities and all thirty two counties get a full class. Each location is presented with a summary of its general history, from ancient times to the present, and the important facts about its cultural heritage. Video clips are used to show landscapes, townscapes and features of specific attractions. Video clips are also used to show the musical and dance activities associated with the locations.

All students get a presentation in Powerpoint or pdf format for each class. The presentations are designed to provide support for those who wish to learn more. There are lists of web pages, videos and a bibliography included.

Irish Music

Coming Soon: Irish Music content from Sean Murphy.

Irish Dance

Irish Traditional Set and Ceili dance classes are held at the Sons of Erin every Tuesday from 6 to 7pm. Classes are open to non-members. Singles and couples are welcome. No experience necessary. Classes are $10.


Irish Movies

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Agnes Brown
Barry Lyndon
Circle of Friends
Commitment, The
Darby O'Gill and the Little People
Into the West
Last Leprechaun, The
Leap Year
Michael Collins
Ned Devine
PS I Love You
Quackster Fortune Has a Cousin Living in the Bronx
Rising of the Moon
Snapper, The
Van, The
War of the Buttons

Irish Icons

Origin and signifcance of some well-known Irish Icons.