INTRODUCTION TO THE NIFC CULTURAL PROGRAM

General

The National Irish Freedom Committee (NIFC) will engage in cultural related activities for the purpose of providing a medium to raise the cultural and historical level of awareness amongst those of Irish heritage to ensure that our cultural heritage, values, and Fenian traditions are preserved for future generations of Irish-Americans.

Down through the centuries Ireland has produced some of the world's greatest scholars, writers, poets, and artists. Because of prejudice and intolerance many of these talented individuals left Ireland to practice their art elsewhere. Many others who left Ireland because of political activism, famine or lack of opportunity became in their own right renowned statesmen, politicians, judges, doctors, businessmen and women in their adopted countries. All of these individuals make us proud of our Irish roots and we cherish their contributions to our proud heritage.  

The NIFC will support other Irish-American organizations engaged in promoting our cultural heritage. In addition, the NIFC will pursue its own initiative to raise the level of awareness of Irelands' struggle for its independence in a reunited sovereign nation free to determine and charter its own destiny.

Campaign Objective

To raise the cultural and historical level of awareness amongst those of Irish heritage to ensure that our cultural heritage, values, and Fenian traditions are preserved for future generations of Irish-Americans.

Associated Activities

The NIFC will develop and maintain a web-based ‘Spoken Irish’ language courses for beginners using an available home study courses for individuals interested in studying the language.

The NIFC will hold Annual Awards Testimonials to recognize and honor Irish-Americans and others for their contributions to the promotion of Irish history and literature, human rights and Irish reunification.

The NIFC will organize and or co-sponsor cultural events commemorating Americas contributions to Ireland's freedom & independence and the Irish immigrants contribution to America's independence, culture and prosperity.

The NIFC will develop and maintain a repository of Irish and Irish-American history and literature for the media, academia and interested individuals.

Participating in the Campaign

Learn to speak the language of you forebears by visiting the NIFC website and taking advantage of the  web-based 'Spoken Irish' course.  You may also request a home study course consisting of a DVD and other course material.

Support the Annual Testimonial and other commemorative events by your attendance or by subscribing to the associated event journals.

Visit the Irish Shop at Cafe Press and select items from a wide range of merchandise.

Contact the National Cultural Campaign Coordinator for additional information on how to help at either the postal or email addresses shown below.

 

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