All Blog Posts Tagged 'news' (10)

Not-So-Welcome Change Comes to Irish Postal Delivery

  

“But I don’t live in Galway,” a County Clare man said to me regarding his new postal address.

His mail is sorted in Galway City.

Ireland has introduced postal codes for the first time to increase the efficiency of the letter / parcel delivery system. As with other countries, the post office is suffering…

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Added by P.J. Francis on February 10, 2016 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment


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Easter Rising the Focus of Irish Cultural Society Writing Contest

The Irish Cultural Society has announced its annual writing contest for students in the 9th through 12th grades in Nassau County (NY) high schools.  The materials describing the contest have been mailed to the English Departments of the Nassau schools, public and private, and they have been posted on the…

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Added by John M. Walsh on January 16, 2016 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Irish Rubbish Gets Royal Treatment These Days

We are always looking for a fight.

When the Irish county councils introduced the concept of the wheelie bin we opposed them tooth and nail.

How would people manage them?  Weren’t we grand with the regular bins? Why did we need to change? How would people living in flats (apartments) manage? What about…

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Added by P.J. Francis on November 2, 2015 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Across Fairground, Echoes of 75-Year-Old Unsolved Murders

Flushing, N.Y. -- One of today’s speakers called the July 4, 1940 bomb explosion at the New York World’s Fair a first act in the war that was coming to our shores. The bomb rocked the entire city with sensational banner headlines, if only for a brief time. By the time the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor 18 months later, the two deaths that resulted from the Fair bombing became even more difficult to sort from casualty lists that eventually numbered in the…

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Added by Gerry Regan on July 27, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Catch 'Jimmy's Hall' On the Big Screen While You Can

Been having some trouble finding a local theater showing "Jimmy's Hall"? The inspiring Irish biopic has completed its United States rollout, alas, and pending the occasional festival…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 27, 2015 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

'McMayhem in Midtown' -- Garda vs. FDNY on March 14

The Garda take on the FDNY in a slugfest at the Garden -- in the first ever Pro/Am Boxing event to be held there --with an offer to fellow members of…

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Added by Bobby McGuire on February 13, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments


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'The Alt' at Irish Arts Center

The Alt

A unique blend of traditional Irish, Scottish, English & Americana music

Exciting new musical…

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Added by Irish Arts Center on August 20, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

'The Wild Geese in NYC' Catch 'Gaelic Sports Day'

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…

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Added by Gerry Regan on June 9, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Ireland's 'The Gathering' Success Inspires Even More!

Ireland's worldwide invitation to the Irish diaspora to come home in the very ambitious and controversial countrywide event "The Gathering" has exceeded all expectations.  A resounding success, especially for Irish tourism, the central statistics office…

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Added by Alannah Ryane on November 16, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Irish History Site Celebrates Relaunch with On-Line Event

The (New) Wild Geese Debuts Sat., Mar. 9…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 2, 2013 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

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