First Friday Series

The next talk in our First Friday Series takes place via Zoom at 8 pm on 6th August.


  The above image is from ‘American Wake’ by Kieran Tuohy from his Dark Shadows exhibition at the Irish Workhouse Centre.

David Broderick will be discussing the tradition of the American Wake and the leaving of Ireland by so many who never returned. Most emigrants never saw their families again.

First Friday Talks can be booked individually for €5 via PayPal 

(Click the PayPal link, then ‘send’ and log in to your PayPal account. Please add your name and email address or we won’t be able to send you the link to the talk)


At the end of the year, you can listen to the entire First Friday Series on our Vimeo channel. Simply create a free account at and search for Irish Workhouse Centre. 


Thanks to everyone who has attended so far, we appreciate your continued support during the year.

The Irish Workhouse Centre, Portumna, Co. Galway, Ireland.

Tel: 00-353 (0) 90-9759200 |