Emigration has always been a big part of Ireland's story. For generations Irish people have left to set up new lives and leave their mark all over the world. So much so, there are about 70 million people with Irish roots scattered across the globe. In 2013 it's a chance to invite friends & relatives home for a nationwide celebration of who we are and what we stand for.
In this series 6 well known Irish immigrants are returning to their roots to bring Irish people back from all over the world to their home town.
It's a chance to reunite and bring us together. It's called the Gathering.
The Gathering Ireland extends a special invitation to dance enthusiasts and novices alike to come to Ireland for a series of exciting events in July 2013 for 'Riverdance -- The Gathering'.
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Who would you bring to your Gathering?
The Gathering team was out and about in Dublin recently, talking to you about The Gathering.
We asked who you would like to bring to your Gathering if you could bring anyone in the world. The answers were funny, surprising and sometimes heart-warming.