Sicilians in Ireland – Gli Italiani del fiume lee, a documentary by The Sicilian Wanderer | Video
There is an Italian community in Cork, Ireland. A small, young but rapidly growing community. Over the last couple of years, many Italians have found their dimension along the banks of the River Lee.
“The Italians of the River Lee” tells 5 stories, all different but connected, somehow. Stories of those who become entrepreneurs, like that of Dario and Marco, Sicilians in Ireland and that little piece of Sicily in Ireland that is called Sicilian Delights. Or Simone’s story, who exports our wine culture being the Head Sommelier at Hayfield Manor, an elegant 5-star hotel. Daniele teaches and preserves the art of Italian pizza at Burnt and quickly became an icon of the Black Market. Maddalena arrived in Cork with two bags of clothes to create an amazing career in the world of technology, becoming a source of inspiration for all women who want to follow a similar path. And there are also Peppe and Lara, two parents who decide to leave everything behind and start anew from Cork, before moving permanently to Limerick.
But how is their relationship with Ireland and the Irish people? Is life in Cork good? And do they ever miss Italy? I’ll tell you everything with “The Italians of the River Lee”.