The Gathering Realisation



“Now look at Ireland, the country with a huge pool of well-educated exiles in America, Australia, Canada, etc….How do we use them? Do we make them feel at home here? Do we see them as part of the our human capital? Do we see ourselves as the dynamo for Irish culture or Irish belonging? Will we be the mothership for the tribe or will we, like sleveens, snigger behind our backs at our genetic cousins while ripping them off?”

David McWilliams, The Generation Game (Gill & Macmillan, 2007)


“The core objective of The Gathering Ireland 2013 is to deliver an additional 325,000 tourists to Ireland in 2013…”

Enda Kenny yesterday.

(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)