Monday, 21 June, 2021
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Safe Home Ireland are delighted to be hosting a very different Facebook Live Event as part of their 21st Birthday celebrations. On 21st June, to mark the Summer Solstice, they are hosting an Evening of Poetry & Spoken Word led by their Ambassador, Séan Keane, and includes a wonderful selection of poets, bards & seanchaí enthralling with a mix of humour, tradition and emotion.

Safe Home Ireland marks the Summer Solistice with online event

Safe Home Ireland present a Facebook Live Event with an Evening of Poetry & Spoken Word on Monday 21st June 21.30pm (UTC+1) 

Ireland has always had a proud storytelling tradition and entertainment, from passing on stories from one generation to another to recording them through the written word that have passed the test of time. It’s said that poetry can be one of the most difficult and romantic forms of written art, so becoming a great poet is no easy thing. Despite this, Ireland has beaten the odds as it has, and continues to produced many exciting and insightful poets.

From our humble beginnings as a pilot project in Mulranny, Co. Mayo in 2000, Safe Home Ireland has evolved into a national charity with a global reach. We initially supported older Irish born emigrants to research and secure housing options back in their native areas. Over the years our work has expanded and we now also provide an extensive information, outreach and advocacy support service to others, who may be considering moving/returning to Ireland, regardless of age or circumstances. 

2021 marks Safe Home Ireland’s 21st Anniversary and while this is a FREE event and all artists are performing for FREE, if you would like to support our work, please feel free to make a donation. We launched our Fundraising drive to raise €21,000 in 2021 earlier this year and all funds raised will help us to support people returning home in challenging situations once restrictions are lifted and travel is permitted again. We will also be launching our Planned Giving ‘No Place Like Home’ campaign on the night too. 

The global health pandemic continues to have an impact on our work, and the people that we support and one of our challenges is promoting our service so that the Irish community abroad are aware of who we are, what we do, and how they can access the supports that we offer. “We really hope that this Event will help us to continue to spread the word about Safe Home, and allow us all to feel connected in a time when we must continue to stay apart. While restrictions are easing here in Ireland, it is still not possible for our loved ones to easily come home on holidays or for those who are considering moving home permanently. We know this time will pass and we will all be together again, so for now we hope we can enjoy an evening of Poetry & Spoken Word by some outstanding artists and performers. Karen Mc Hugh, CEO, Safe Home Ireland.

About Safe Home Ireland

Established in 2000, Safe Home Ireland is an Irish emigrant support service and provides a range of supports to recently returned Irish emigrants, and those who may be considering moving back home in the future. The services include a free and confidential information and advocacy service; home visits and outreach to recently returned Irish, and help in securing housing for returnees.  The organisation works in conjunction with Irish welfare/advice agencies at home and abroad to provide the best service possible for those who are most in need. To date, our service that has assisted 2,144 older Irish return ‘home’, and countless others with outreach and advocacy services.

The Event takes place from 21.30 (UTC+1) on Monday 21st June and can be viewed at this link HERE.  Concert hashtags are: #21in21 /  #SafeHomeConnnects  / #Poetry

This is a FREE event and all artists are performing for FREE but if you would like to support our work, please feel free to make a donation:

For more information about Safe Home Ireland and the work that we do, please visit our website at www.safehomeireland.com  or contact Karen McHugh, Safe Home Ireland, St. Brendan’s Village, Mulranny, Westport, Co. Mayo; Tel: + 353 98 36036; + 353 87 977 5080  Email: karen@safehomeireland.com

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