Mar Gheall Orainn
Gathering Overview Film
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There are many ties that bind Ireland and Montana, from the Irish emigrant trail of the 1800s, to the Irish mining and ranching communities across the state, to the Irish Studies Program at the University of Montana.
The Gathering: Collected Oral Histories of the Irish in Montana is a long-term interdisciplinary oral history project which seeks to record and to archive the Montana Irish and Irish-American folk histories, memories, practices, and traditions.
The Gathering has already attracted over 100 participants from across the state, see map above.
This project is funded by the Irish Government's Department of Foreign Affairs Emigrant Support program, through the Consul General of Ireland in San Francisco, and the University of Montana. Other partners include Humanities Montana, The Butte-Silver Bow Archive and the Montana Historical Society and The Steward/Butte Storytellers Project.