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McCoy: “A common surname of Scottish origin in the…Continue
“The Last Torch” is an exciting new Irish ceoldrama being premiered in Melbourne, Australia October 1st - 4th, 2014 at the Malthouse Theatre, Southbank. It will be part of this year's Melbourne Fringe Festival. Auditions will be held in July. Please email Frances O’Neill to…Continue
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Our educated guess is that Dr. Theodore Thaddeus Dominic O’Kelly came to Guatemala around 1696. He might be a surgeon from the ranks of the Jacobite Army that fought in Aughrim. According to his account, he was an Ulsterman born in Loughgall (County Armagh) around 1658.
If love is what you are looking for (or even just a fun time with other singles), then you cannot miss the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival. So, get on your dancing shoes,…Continue
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I came across this old election poster from the mid-1950's lately. I was born in 1956, so it resonated a bit. Political comparisons aside, I had totally forgotten how the 'old prices' were written and this poster, with it's comparison chart of commonly purchased items brought back floods of childhood memories to me.
For instance the 1954 price tag of 2/4 for Cigarettes…Continue
My apologies to William Shakespeare who never had to make that decision.
When vacationing in Ireland is it best to hire a car, utilize public transportation or join an organized tour? The ability to come…Continue
Ireland has recently received criticism for offering favorable tax rates to American companies who relocate there. The governor of California was particularly scathing. Other EEC countries see it as being unfair to them. Everyone concerned has a valid point but it is difficult right now for the Irish government to change its policy. The fake economic boom known as the Celtic…Continue
Breezy Point, N.Y. -- More than 100 individuals, a number likely to have doubled before the day ended, came to Breezy Point on Saturday to demonstrate the draw -- and drawing power -- of Gaelic sports worldwide.
The event, billed Gaelic Sports Day, was produced by Shannon Gaels Gaelic Football Club. The Gaels are the only Minor GAA club, serving…Continue
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Belfast Telgraph: "Mass Grave of 796 Babies Found in Septic Tank at Catholic Orphanage in Tuam, Galway"
Irish Central: "…
Irish mezzo soprano Tara Erraught has been turning heads in the international opera scene since 2011. The Dundalk-born Erraught received her classical training from the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin, and has already established herself as one of the opera world's hottest…Continue
This self-paced Ireland vacation blends outdoor adventures with intriguing history, set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Wild Atlantic Way. The charming seaside resort of Lahinch, County…Continue
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The Wild Geese team are pleased to introduce the newest of The Wild Geese Irish Heritage Partners, Cathal O Malley. Cathal is a self-taught artist living in Connemara…Continue
We've had much to say about the wonders you will experience when you come along on a Cupid's Crusade upscale singles' adventure to Ireland. Even more valuable than our own description of the Cupid's Crusade tours are the words of those who have experienced what we…Continue
Added by annette counihan on June 4, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Deadlines were common forms of crowd control in military prisons of the Civil War era, especially open stockade type prisons. What constituted the deadline varied widely from prison to prison. At many prisons, such as Andersonville, Camp Lawton, Camp Douglas, and Florence, the…Continue
In the 1560s, Queen Elizabeth I began to see the value in becoming familiar with the Irish language. The Queen was already well versed in the French, Italian, Latin and Greek languages. There can be little doubt that her interest in the Irish language was brought on by her desire…Continue
Added by Charles G O' Brien on June 3, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments
The mention of Irish land and property records causes many people to switch off and say that their people never owned property in Ireland. Indeed, it is true to say that very few people in 18th and 19th century Ireland owned their own property!
However, a wonderful…Continue
In excess of 40,000 women ran in this mini marathon today. It's all of 10k, and it's actually magic.
Listening to the radio as I came home this evening, I heard the presenter say that 'some' of the women ran for charity, and that 800 charities were represented. The truth is that the vast majority of people…Continue