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A few weeks ago, in the midst of the Covid-19 emergency, we launched #WeAreWithItaly, an open call to collect messages of solidarity to be shared on the IIC social media channels, for Italy and indeed all parts of the world confronting the pandemic. We invited a number of Irish personalities (and, later on, our students and international friends who had a special connection with Italy) to share a picture, a poem, a reading or even just a small thought with us, in order to breach the distance and feel more connected through culture and personal experiences. The response was beyond our expectations: many of the messages we received - moving, hilarious, heartwarming - have been uploaded to our Facebook page and many more keep flowing in.

A selection of contributions from (mostly) Irish personalities is being uploaded on our website. Here are some of the contributions that are already available:

Catherine Dunne

Lia Mills

• Mícheál Mac Craith

• Louis de Paor

• Eric Haywood

• Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin

• Eamonn Lynskey

• Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh

• Michael Moore

• Paolo Bartoloni

• Christine Dwyer Hickey

In the meantime, a heartfelt thank you goes to every single one of you who participated in this initiative and stood in solidarity with us. Grazie mille!


Date: Thursday, April 30, 2020

Admission : Free

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