Ballarat Heritage Weekend – BDIA Display
Saturday May 25th - Sunday May 26thFree
BALLARAT HERITAGE WEEKEND
This year on 25 – 26 May, the Ballarat Heritage Weekend theme will be “Our City, Our Stories”.
The Ballarat Irish Association will be on display in the upstairs A-Hall in the Town Hall telling the story, through people, places and events, of the great Irish contribution to the culture, heritage and development of Ballarat from early settlement to the present day. We would also showcase associated Ballarat Irish groups such as History groups, Irish Dancing, Irish Radio programs, Irish Pubs, Gaelic football etc. Because the Eureka story is also an Irish story we have arranged to be alongside the Eureka Children’s Inc. display.
The great Irish contribution to the history, culture and development of Ballarat is substantial, important and ongoing. Visitors to the display will meet people from different Irish groups who will tell their story and their various activities.
Our display will include a visual presentation on a big screen, of people, places and events depicting the Irish contribution over the years, a large Irish Map showcasing Family Names and Family Coat of Arms across the country enabling you to trace your ancestry, and a selection of books for you to peruse, about our Australian, Victorian and Ballarat Irish history.
So come along and enjoy the Heritage Weekend and our display – You may even have pictures, paintings, books, artifacts and stories you can tell us about and share with us on the day.
If any of you would like to assist in manning our display for a short period on either day it would be much appreciated.
Contact Phillip Moore 0448 623 142