Minister Heather Humphreys visits The Palatine Museum in Rathkeale
Dan Heather

On Saturday 6th June last, Austin Bovenizer, Chairman of Irish Palatine Association and Dan Neville TD who is Director of the Association had great pleasure in welcoming Heather Humphreys TD Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht to the Palatine Museum in Rathkeale.

Since it’s inception in 1989, the Irish Palatine Association has endeavoured to preserve the rich heritage of the Irish Palatine culture by encouraging and developing a sense of identity among Palatine families and their descendants in Ireland, English, Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada and by rekindling a relationship with their ancestral homeland the Palatine in Germany.

The Irish Palatine Heritage Centre in Rathkeale houses an exhibition that seeks to represent in detail the Irish Palatine experience ranging from their German places of origin, to their colonisation and settlement in Ireland and their subsequent scattering all over the English speaking world.