Prime Movers

Aisling gratefully received our annual grant from the Emigrant Servicers Programme this month which is the money distributed by the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin for services to the Irish Abroad. This fund has become a life saver for the emigrant Irish community throughout the world and we can thank a number of people… Read More

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The Day we Went to Kempton

We had a great day out at the races in Kempton on Wednesday 16 August. Back in June we were approached by Sarah Finucane, single handed publisher of Irish in Britain what’s-on guide ‘The Craic is Back’ with an idea to raise money for Aisling. The idea was simple and, as it turned out, very… Read More


If You Brexit You Bought It

Brexit is throwing some unexpected curve balls our way. How many of the voters on the leave side thought about the ructions that may ensue when borders are reintroduced or when friends and family members are no longer welcome in Britain? This is a real possibility yet I know of many Irish people here in… Read More


Captains Log

The floor collapsed in the toilet of our office here in Agar Tower. I guess it was the weight of the solid gold bog seat like the one that Trump talks out of. The landlord eventually had a look and found dry rot running through to the other end of the office and that obviously… Read More


Three Books

The last few months have been productive for Aisling featuring a very successful trip to Wicklow (see Cats and Crows). Many of the people we work with have suffered from a bad experience of emigration and as such find it very hard to go back home after so long away. Our whole purpose is to… Read More

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November 2015 –

During this last month or so Aisling has had to wear a suit as we have had to do a good bit of fine dining and dancing in some of London’s top hotels. This is the kind of thing that Aisling has to do more frequently these days with myself and John Glynn tripping the… Read More

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We had a great night out at our annual comedy benefit this year with loads of great laughs from new Kerry comic Bernard Casey, Camden Irish funny girl Roisin Conaty, hyperactive and hilarious stand up Jason Byrne and Ardal O’Hanlon, our patron in top form. We followed up with a party in the bar of… Read More


Letter from the Coordinator

This has been a busy few weeks and only the second time I have physically posted anything on the website and it is a very rewarding and exciting experience. As I wrote in the welcome message to readers last month, for many years we have been blessed to have Jim McCool as our editor and… Read More

Welcome to Aisling’s updated website

Thanks to Kainos, their team in Belfast and in particular the hard work of web developer Michael Kemp we have been able to give our website a substantial overhaul. Everyone at Aisling is very happy with it and we hope that you will be too and that you enjoy using the site and finding out… Read More