march, 2019

23mar10:3012:00The Irish in IslingtonDiscover the story of Irish settlers in and around Archway10:30 - 12:00 Guide: Jane Parker


Event Details

Irish people have been settling in London since the 18th century and over time the area of North Islington, specifically around Archway, has become one of the largest Irish communities this side of the Irish Sea.
On this free* 90-minute stroll we will travel back in time to talk about poverty, politics, navvies and nurses, and we’ll see where the people lived, worked, prayed, relaxed and partied.
The walk is led by by Jane an accredited guide from Islington Guided Walks (the Mayor of Islington’s official tour guides) who has lived in the borough for over 30 years. The walk has been created in partnership with and funded by Islington Library and Heritage Service, as part of the ‘Irish in Islington’ mini-festival running from 17–23 March 2019.
*Places are limited – BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL – Please register for every adult and children over 5 years old – Children under 5 need not register – every child under 15 years much be accompanied by an adult.
The specific meeting point for the start of the tour will be on your booking confirmation and ticket which will be emailed to you after registration.
Please note that there is restricted access for wheelchairs and buggies on some parts of this walk due to narrow pavements and a short flight of steps.
Image by Jane Parker


(Saturday) 10:30 - 12:00



Archway Underground Station, Junction Rd, London, N19 5RQ