The Irish have always been proud of their contribution to Manchester. Alan Keegan's Irish Manchester combines many previously unpublished photographs with well-researched captions to create a fascinating picture of the Irish community in the city: suburbs, people, shops, clubs, buildings, events and entertainment of the past. Packed with memories, anecdotes and people, this is the ultimate guide to Manchester's strong links with the Emerald Isle.
Alan Keegan whose parents arrived in Manchester from County Leitrim in the late 1950's has worked in local radio in Manchester for over twenty years. His 'The Parlour' on BBC GMR is the longest running Irish community radio show in Britain. Alan is also a lecturer in Media at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and has taught at the University of Salford.