COLORADANS WITH IRISH CONNECTIONS
On August 2, 2018, Irish Network Colorado, The Molly Brown House and the Rocky Mountain Irish Roots Collaborative will welcome Denis Mulcahy, founder of Project Children to Denver. The day will include a special declaration of welcome from Jim Lyons, honorary Irish Consul, as well as former Denver auditor Denis Gallagher. There will be a screening of the documentary film How to Defuse a Bomb, which tells the story of Project Children, at the University of Colorado, Denver (UCD) followed by a special reception hosted by The Celtic Tavern.
Project Children was established in 1975 by NYPD bomb squad member Denis Mulcahy to help more than 23,000 children from Catholic and Protestant backgrounds escape the “The Troubles” of the Northern Ireland Conflict and live together in the United States over the course of a summer. The children’s summer project ran for 40 years, before finishing last year. The organization’s internship program, established in 1995, continues to bring students to the United States to live and work.
This event is free of charge but donations to Project Children are welcome. Please RSVP due to limited seating.
6:00 PM Ceremony and Film Showing, How to Defuse a Bomb, at the UC-Denver Student Commons Bldg.
8:00 PM Traditional Irish Music and food at the Celtic Tavern – 1400 Market St., Denver
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