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Italian presence in Ireland



Italian presence in Ireland

“Italian Presence in Ireland has its history which dates back centuries. In the XIX century, before the first real emigrants from Italy arrived in Ireland, a number of architects, designers, stucco workers, as well as singers and musicians came to this country. They were not emigrants, as they were called for their services by a number of well-to-do Irish families.”

This 38 minute documentary by Italian journalist and author Concetto La Malfa, based on his book “Presenza Italiana in Irlanda” (2014), traces the lives of eminent Italians who have left a mark in the history of Ireland from the XIX century to the present day, while assessing the development of the Italian community in Ireland over the last fifty years.

A graduate in Economics, Concetto La Malfa has lived in Ireland for five decades. Formerly a teacher of Italian at the Italian Institute of Culture in Dublin and UCD, he has worked as a correspondent in Dublin for Italian newspapers, such as Corriere dello Sport-Rome and La Voce degli Italiani-London, as well as for Italian radio stations such as RAI GR3-Rome and RTL 102.5-Milan.

He has gained considerable experience as a videographer, being the holder of a YouTube channel with over 360 videos, and he is presently the Editor of, an Italian online magazine which is continuing the work of ITALIA STAMPA, a printed magazine for Italians and friends of Italy in Ireland, which he published from 1983 to 2014. As an author he has nine books to his credit.

Concetto La Malfa is the editor of the Italian online magazine


Date: Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Time: From 6:30 pm To 9:00 pm

Organised by : Italian Institute of Culture

Admission : Free


Istituto Italiano di Cultura