Home on the Island

February 15, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm America/Detroit Timezone
Beaver Island Community Center
26210 Michigan Avenue
Beaver Island, Michigan, 49782
United States
Free will donation suggested | Students free
Nicholas De Laat
G | 59 | Documentary
Visiting the Island for the first time or the 1000th? Either way or in between, if you are interested in our history, Join us for this fascinating documentary that tells the story of Irish migration to Beaver Island…and the twinning of unique islands with shared ancestory on both sides of the Atlantic.
Director: Shane Brennan

In 1851, over one hundred and fifty residents of Arainn Mhor Island, off the coast of Donegal, were evicted from their homes. Speaking only Gaelic, they stayed together as a group upon arrival in the new world, and worked on the railroads in Canada. After a time, they found their way to Beaver Island, in the middle of Lake Michigan, where they established a new community, a miniature Arainn Mhor in exile. Home on the Island tells the story of the evictees and their journey to Beaver Island but, more importantly, it endeavoured to describe the character of the two communities who share the same ancestry, but are separated by the Atlantic Ocean.

Created by Moondance Productions