Irish World Heritage Center in Manchester to tell the story of Ireland to the world
Interactive, hi-tech, historical hub will reach out to the Irish around the world using state-of-the-art technology
Plans to create this center have been in the pipeline for over a decade and has overcome many hurdles including the economic crash which caused a hotelier who was heavily involved to pull out.
Forde said, “We had the deals done. We lost £1 million ($1.6m) on the sale of our building. We had planning permission for a supermarket. We were lucky to get what we did.”
Manchester City Council brought in Paul Stannion, the project manager who planned the city’s Commonwealth Games, to drive the project forward. He spilt the project in half and now the first half is nearing completion.
The second half will then start up once they have raised another $3.2 million. Thankfully now the first phase is nearing completion investor are realizing the possibility behind the Center which will have its own tram stop.