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About Us

The North East Irish Cultural Network (NEICN) is an academic association based at the Universities of Sunderland and Durham.  We seek to promote and encourage the study and teaching of all aspects of the society, culture and literature of the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the Irish Diaspora.

With world wide links, we organise seminars, symposia and conferences for scholars, Ph.D. students, teachers and other interested parties as well as hosting cultural events with dance, poetry and music.

There is no formal membership, but we have many contacts throughout the world and all are welcome with an interest in Irish culture. We promote discussion the community on topics of Irish interest, and promote and enhance interest in Irish studies within the North of England and beyond.

NEWS!! Our latest series of major conferences is Spectral Visions, an exploration of The Gothic in literature and popular culture. And of course, the Burns Night Event (see right panel)


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Spectral Visions 2015

Burns Night Event

A belated Burns’ Evening - A celebration of The Borders including a ceilidh at the Bonded Warehouse with music by Alisdair’s Misfortune and original poetry by Dr Robert Stephen; talks by Steve Watts and Colin Younger on the Borders and Robbie Burns.

Burns Night 2015

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Delegates at the Irish Studies Conference 2008

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