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Thursday, 22 March 2012

Ireland Inspires campaign launched

The Federation of Irish Societies, an umbrella organisation for Irish groups in the UK, has launched a campaign called Ireland Inspires. It's aim is to raise the profile of Irish culture during the Olympic year and to celebrate the contribution of the Irish community in Britain to the arts, culture and sport.

This Cultural Olympiad will focus on art, poetry, sport, music, dance and stories and will build into a showcase of the very best of Irish culture in Britain.

A new website, Ireland Inspires Me, has gone live to start spreading the word and is inviting people to add their own thoughts about what inspires them, and to add details of events. There's also the opportunity for Tweeters and Facebook users to add a Twibbon to their avatars as signs of support.

The website doesn't seem to be fully ready for a flood of visitors (lots of going around in circles to the same messages), but you'll get the drift and can sign up for an e-bulletin and future event listings.