Sat
18

Family History Workshop Series: Phil Edmonds' Family Stories

Saturday, October 18, 2014

10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Cost: Free and Open to All

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Providence Journal Rhode Island Room (1st Floor)

Join Phil Edmonds as he talks about the importance of documenting family history, as well as  growing up in the "old" Ireland when donkeys, cows, and bicycles owned the roads, when people went to neighbors' homes for tea, and people felt a real sense of community.  Phil  invites people to share their experiences of the "old" Ireland, the Celtic Tiger years, and Ireland now.

Phil's first book, Reconnecting with the Soul of Ireland, is about returning to Ireland in 2008 after being away for 14 years. He writes of his family, and the history and folklore of County Clare: memories of growing up there, visiting family members, and school pals, roaming the hills, and finding a new Ireland alongside the old.

Other  books by Phil: 

Taking Great Care-a Portrait of Community.  Phil talks about the importance of feeling connected to a community.  

Pip’s Travels is about the importance of feeling connected with the natural world. 

On the Grey Dog in the Sea of Humanity. Phil’s story about his 5,500 mile adventure on Greyhound buses through the American south.

Books will be available for purchase.

Parking is available at the Providence Hilton Parking Garage: $3/3 hours. Bring ticket for stamping at the Library.