Irish Galas part 1. ‘Durham was painted green’: Irish nationalist galas in Wharton Park, Durham, 1903-1914.

Between 1903 and 1914, Irish nationalists in the North East of England held an annual gala in Wharton Park in Durham City. These galas, a mix of political demonstration, family day-out, sports day, and a celebration of the Gaelic revival, were, along with the St Patrick’s Day celebrations, a key element in the Irish nationalist […]