Birmingham Irish Heritage Group (BIHG) is a non for profit charity set up by the late Mike Walsh in 1994. The group “seeks to further and preserve Ireland’s rich cultural and historical legacy among the Irish diaspora living in the West Midlands and throughout the United Kingdom”. Members meet every month and guest speakers share their experiences and knowledge on a range of different historical and artistic subjects. They pride themselves on being truly open about anyones stories, views or opinions, and want to hold on to a vital heritage for those to follow. It allows people to gain a unique insight into how the Irish of Birmingham enriched the social, cultural, commercial and political existence of “England’s second city”.