Newspaper and journal collection

The primary newspaper collection is the bound collection of The Irish Post dating back to its first issue in 1970. Other collections include copies of The London Irish News, The Irish Democrat and Irish Studies in Britain journal.

I Only Came Over for a Couple of Years…

A documentary film produced by the Irish Studies Centre in association with David P. Kelly Films in 2005. It consists of interviews with a number of Irish elders from London and the Home Counties intercut with footage of the London St. Patrick's Day Parade. These testimonies of coming to London between the 1930s and 1960s constitute a moving and valuable record of a rapidly disappearing section of London's population.

The film can be viewed for free by appointment at the Archive of the Irish in Britain or is available on DVD from the Irish Studies Centre for £10.


If you would like to order a copy, please send your name, address, email and telephone number, along with a cheque for £10 made payable to London Metropolitan University to: 

Irish Studies Centre
London Metropolitan University
160-220 Holloway Road
London N7 8DB