Sean Mc Nulty
What is your Irish
"I come from a mixed
background from both the so called Orange and Green.
I was very actively involved in the Irish Civil Rights struggle
I did not hold any important position in the movement. I tried not to
stand out because of my background and also being very tall.___
at 6í 5 ĹĒ tall I would make an easy target.
I was just one of many who believed it was the right thing to do.
My family on both sides has supported a free United
started you interest in history?
have been involved in the Irish community in America since my arrival.
Being an Irish language, music, History enthusiast as well as an Irish
Civil Human Rights activist I traveled the
country for many years tying to tell the
whole story of Ireland to the people in America.
addition to personally living through a great deal of history, my family
has, like many passed down our history because it is part of what makes
us who we are."
is the Irish History Project?
Irish History DVD Project came about because there is not a complete and
comprehensive telling of Irelandís story.
At best, there are a few shows around Saint Patrickís Day in America but that is all.
Some are not accurate and
have at times been demeaning to the Irish People.
people have a long proud history both in Ireland and all over the world.
Our Project plans to do ten DVDs starting with
Irelandís Pre-History and go though each phase of Irish history to the
current time. At least one DVD will concentrate on The Irish in America
and their impact on Irish History."
are you putting this together?
are in the process of obtaining documentary material from a large number
of sources. These include but are not limited to: National archives in
Ireland, America, and Britain; TV News footage and other documentary
sources. Interviews with participants where possible is an added plus.
All of this costs money, which we intend to generate from membership dues,
sponsorships and grants as
well as donations.
Our group draws from all occupations. We have writers, historians,
Musicians, Irish language enthusiasts, educators, journalists, filmmakers
and producers and many people who just want the whole story of Ireland to
We are American based and we think the non-profit approach will work best
for our efforts.
Obtaining grants from public sources in the USA, Ireland and Britain will
be made much easier.
We are in the process of trying to obtain Federal Non-Profit, Tax-exempt
So far our efforts have been warmly received across the board.
are seeking Individual, Organization and Corporate sponsors for our
project, which will get recognition on our Web site and on the DVDís as
much as possible.
addition to funds, we need people to spread the word and help us locate
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