Tomás Trenor Puig – IV Marquis del Turia – to lead Valencia’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2019

The 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be led by Tomás Trenor Puig – the fourth Marquis del Turia. Tomás’s great-great-great-grandfather was Thomas Trenor Keating (1798-1858) who emigrated to Spain from Limerick, Ireland, and settled down in Valencia in the 1820s. Thomas Trenor Keating’s grandson was Tomás Trénor Palavicino, who was granted the title of Marquis del Turia by King Alfonso XIII for the promotion and execution of the Regional Exhibition held in Valencia in 1909.

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2019 St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival schedule set

The wait is almost over – St. Patrick’s Day is getting closer by the minute!

The 2019 event will take place at Tinglado 2 in the Port area of Valencia. It will start at 1130 on March 17th and will continue until 1430. Tinglado 2 is an iconic landmark of the city and will provide a spectacular setting for Valencia’s biggest ever St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival.

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Irish Short Film afternoon sparks discussion and debate

Short Film afternoon in Valencia

On Saturday March 2nd 2019 the Valencia Irish Cultural Association hosted a matinee of Irish Short Films at Cinemas Las Vegas Valencia. Many members of the Irish and ex-pat communities and Valencian residents were treated to a screening of 4 short films by Irish directors. The award-winning films screened were Rúbaí, The Sound of People, The Crush and Yu Ming is ainm dom. Read more

Irish Short Film afternoon – March 2nd

Short Irish Film afternoon

Valencia Irish Cultural Association’s first cultural event of 2019 will be a matinee of Short Irish Films. It will take place at Cinemas Las Vegas Valencia, Plaça de Fra Lluís Colomer 4, 46021 Valencia on Saturday, March 2nd from 1545 to 1800.

The afternoon will consist of 4 short award-winning Irish films – Rubaí (12 minutes), The Sound of People (7 minutes), The Crush (15 minutes) and Yu Ming is ainm dom (13 minutes). Each film will be followed by a short, open discussion. Read more

San Vicent GAA club aims to introduce Gaelic Games to schools in Valencia

Training PE teachers in Valencia

San Vicent GAA club in Valencia is hoping to introduce Gaelic Football to schools in Valencia in 2018-2019.

On Saturday, September 15th the club had a great training/presentation session of Gaelic Football with the town hall. Almost 20 PE teachers, both primary and secondary, attended. The teachers enjoyed the session and seemed keen on introducing the game to their students. Read more