A gruelling travel schedule saw me torn away from the beauty that is Uganda, a destination where the infectious warmth of its people is equally paralleled with the controlled chaos of its Kampala traffic. Truth be told, it is a destination that has seemingly captured all my senses and refuses to let its soft hand loosen. But knowing the journey must continue, I catch my next flight along with our Global Indian Ambassador H.E Uche Nwosu to the lands of the druids, Gaelic games, untold histories and home to over 38,000 Global Indians. Yes, the epicentre of the true black gold found in a pint glass and mystical rhythms that will make any mouth breather dance, I was welcomed to the inner sanctum of the Irish bosom and a fateful meeting in the alter of all things good… found in a bar… helped curate this podcast.
On the quest to all that is righteous and evidently infused by the spirits of a known beverage, I looked to tackle the question of identity and with the supreme guidance of Cormac Ó Donnchú, I was awarded with a passage through time and uncovered the true meaning of Irishness.
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**** No glasses were harmed in the planning of this podcast 😊 *****
About Cormac Ó Donnchú
Cormac and his wife Georgina Caraher have developed and grown Experience Gaelic Games
since 2009, with a clear purpose of introducing international visitors to Irish Culture through
the medium of Irelands most popular form of cultural expression – Our nations unique
concept of Gaelic Games.
From humble beginnings Experience Gaelic Games now operates from five locations across
the nation and regularly ranks as the highlight of visitors trips.
Passionate about Irish Culture and the development of Irish Tourism, Cormac has served on
the Goverments National Tourism Leadership Group, National Committee for the Irish
Language of the Gaelic Athletic Association, Former Chairperson of one of the Islands largest
Gaelic Clubs and along with his passion for the promotion of Gaelic Culture Cormac has recently being invited by Government to Chair Dublins’ North Inner City Local Community Safety Partnership.
To find out more www.experiencegaelicgames.com
About the Global Indian Series:
My name is Rajan Nazran Chief Explorer for the Global Indian Series, the official platform for people of Indian origin (PIO), because let’s face it, we are everywhere!
For almost 15 years we have travelled across the globe covering 58 countries to date whilst exploring the kaleidoscope of our remarkable 50 shades of brown community.
Voyaging to the edges of the Amazon, facing Ebola in West Africa, being held hostage in Eastern Europe, tapping rubber in Malaysia, drinking chai with Heads of State and sharing laughter with local fishermen – I have been there, looking for us!
Our purpose is simple, to build a living encyclopaedia of the human experience of the community and a safe mooring ground for open discussions, whether you are an NRI, Indian Diaspora, person of Indian origin (PIO) or a fan of South Asian anthropology, what we do is bring people and communities together.
We do this by plunging into the human experience of being a person of Indian origin (PIO), taking a second look at the countries we now call home and tackling the conversations we need to know more about.
Through our range of award-winning original content (print, podcasts, events and TV) and fascinating discussions, our impactful stories and platforms have spearheaded national and international conversations that have brought people together. Our work is featured in global brands including The Indian Express through to the CNBC network.
How to get involved:
Interested in getting involved in building the world’s largest living encyclopaedia on the community? Whether you want to become a patron, buy us a chai in a new location or have your story shown, simply get in touch via our website, we would love to hear from you. www.globalindianseries.com
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Special thank you to TAIZU for the music
Presenter – Rajan Nazran
Producer –Global Indian Series/NazranRoth
Guests in order: Cormac Ó Donnchú
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