Category Archives: Community

In Conversation • Father Kevin Keegan

Fr. Kevin Keegan is from Derry, Northern Ireland. Today he is based in the Church of the Sacred Heart in Galway City, but he has his heart split between Brazil and Ireland. The first time he went to Brazil was in 1987, for a mission that lasted two years, however, he could be living there until now if his destiny hadn’t taken him to another path. Even though he now lives in his home country, he still remains immersed in Brazilian culture by working as an honorary consul for the Brazilian Embassy and helping the community to pursue their “Irish dream life.”

In conversation • Chiara Rucks

Chiara is an Art Curator and Museologist with 7 years of experience working in the cultural sector in Brazil, she also worked as a researcher and has experience in body agencies such as the Historical and Artistic Institute of Bahia. Chiara has been studying in Dublin Digital Marketing and strategies and she founded the group ArtiMultiBrazil.

Sarau Maré

The language of poetry has the power of bringing worlds together by expressing and translating experiences, ways of seeing, memories and diverse feelings.
The project titled “Sarau Maré” was brought to Dublin to help connect, integrate and strengthen the Portuguese- speaking and Brazilian community through art and poetry.

Do you know what “SARAU” means?

“Sarau” is a word that originates from Latin (“sera nus” – evening), also through Galician “serão” (twilight), possibly derived from French “soirée” and Catalan “sarau”. The idea of ​​this cultural event arrived in Brazil in 1808, brought by the Royal Family, and it was the privilege of a select public (aristocrats and bourgeois). The soirees […]