Project Children started in 1975 as a way to bring children, both Catholic and Protestant, to America for the summer in order to remove them from the troubles in the north of Ireland at the time. In 1995, the mission shifted to university students and a summer internship program.
Aoife McCallin and Emer Nicroibin will be spending most of the summer here in Central NY with a host family. They are both interning at the Irish Cultural Center and will be splitting their duties. They are learning the business side of running a pub and restaurant under the supervision of Manager Dan Daly. They will learn about inventory, ordering food and beverage, costing out the various menu items, working with vendors, and more.
Aoife and Emer will also be working closely with H.A.R.P. Museum Chair Alex Sisti. H.A.R.P. stands for History, Ancestry, Research, and Programs. The museum is currently building a database for a genealogy research center to be opened in the near future. The two interns will be helping to build that database and doing other research as well. They will be an invaluable resource for the museum during their stay.
Aoife is currently studying law and Emer is studying chemistry at the National University of Ireland Galway. Be sure to stop down to Five Points Public House and say hello to these two hard working young ladies from Belfast!
Craobh Dugan-O’Looney, traditional Irish Musicians, will be performing in the Pub on Wednesday, July 6th starting at 7:00 pm.