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Lost In The Forest of Caldwell Castle

On our recent trip to Ireland, my brother and I left Beleek and headed to Enniskillen but decided to take a trip to Caldwell Castle. The castle is located in a forest which you have to walk thru in order to see it. We thought, "What the hell. Sounds like it will be fun!" When you enter the grounds, you discover that there are three paths you can take, each one being longer than the next but all leading to the castle.…


Added by James Doyle on November 28, 2007 at 2:15 — 2 Comments

Well some of you know we were hit pretty hard by Hurricane Katrina, but we moved. We no longer live on the bayou. We moved to the enterior of Jackson County, called Escatwapa. We have been here about…

Well some of you know we were hit pretty hard by Hurricane Katrina, but we moved. We no longer live on the bayou. We moved to the enterior of Jackson County, called Escatwapa. We have been here about 2 months. I love it, higher ground. This place had no water damage (yeah!!!!!!) so we are hopeful about the next one. Are there hurricanes in Ireland? Something to look into Continue

Added by Dianne on November 27, 2007 at 2:14 — No Comments

Go Panthers!!

Evansville's own Reitz High School just won the Indiana State Championship Class AAA in Football
! Go Panthers.

Added by Daniel-O! on November 24, 2007 at 23:21 — 1 Comment

Kobi, Nicole, Daniel-O! and Clara all meet up

Had a wonderful Irish meal at RIRA's Irish pub in Evansville with Kobi and Nicole. What great folk and a great time.



Added by Daniel-O! on November 24, 2007 at 2:42 — 1 Comment

Oro Sé do bheatha

I have chosen Oro, Sé bheatha as my next arrangement for the Sean-nos project. I have two choruses finished and will work a third and and ending tomorrow. I am getting excited about this. It makes the third Irish Language piece in my project to arrange for SATB choir.

Added by Daniel-O! on November 23, 2007 at 22:14 — No Comments

Athas on Liveireland!!

Hey there Athas fans,

All of the members of Athas now have profiles on liveireland. We'd love to meet you all, especially if you are a fellow musician or a fan of Trad music.

Feel free to add us as friends!





Added by Heather Lewin-Tiarks on November 21, 2007 at 21:14 — No Comments

Damn cuts to my fingers!

Well alas this morning the unthinkable happened. At about 11pm last night I was sharing a beer with a friend when I cut my right hand - just on my fingers. Nothing bad at all but it does limit the finger motion over hard strings! Hense my hose is now quiet for the sound of Banjo. It will be a few days yet before I am able to play again I think and I miss my tunes immensely.

Of course the other moment was from a few too many beers last night and hense spent a tired night in a hotel -…


Added by James on November 20, 2007 at 21:04 — 1 Comment

Rowan Tree and USI Chamber Choir to Tour Ireland May 08

I am excited to announce that the USI Chamber Choir and the Rowan Tree Irish Music Group will be touring Ireland May 11-21, 2008. Stay tuned for concert sites and sessions.

This tour is a result of my most recent five week sabbatical trip to Ireland. The chamber choir will be singing several new arrangements of Irish songs accompanied by Rowan Tree. Rowan Tree will also be bringing its unique performance style to several local pubs and venues along the way.…

Added by Daniel-O! on November 18, 2007 at 2:17 — No Comments

First post - Nov. 17

Having difficulty typing. A storm is brewing outside and will have to turn off PC soon. Trembling Shih-tzu (who's scared of storms) glued to lap and getting in the way of the keyboard. Mind you, when the big tsunami they keep predicting hits Oz one day, the Shih-tzu will have warned me by the terrified act and we'll make sure to avoid Sydney for a while (thus avoiding the seaside) and escape it all.

Creative notes - Finished a viking weave bracelet last night, but…


Added by Fran J on November 17, 2007 at 3:32 — No Comments

Wow! I'm impressed by the growth around here!

so many new people, so much going on...Fáilte, y'all! By the end of today, there will probably be more than 200 liveIrelanders, lots of good craic, wonderful pictures and music to share...
Here's to the good folk who made it all possible!
Sláinte is táinte!
(Health and wealth)

Added by Cathy Jo on November 16, 2007 at 14:33 — No Comments

it's me

hello there, this is chico the newbbi ( not so new cos my pics are known of you )

I'm a dolphin and i'm here to save my friends the wales, DON' T THROW ANYTHING IN MY OCEAN

Thank you, chico the dolphin

Added by laurent on November 15, 2007 at 18:58 — No Comments

My Birthday was Yesterday....Nov...14th

My Birthday was yesterday Nov. 14th. I want to Thanks all my LI Friends that Wished me a Happy Birthday Yesterday. It was great. I had a fun day. The wishes were either on this site, Yahoo Messenger and MSN. Also email electronic cards. A special thanks to Macu for her sweet card. Also I have many friends on My Space and got many Wishes there too. Also a Special Friend sent me Flowers. We had chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. The grandkids were here and loved the yummy cake. They also…


Added by Carol on November 15, 2007 at 16:17 — No Comments

Your Hands

The other day I noticed a lot of things about your hands.

Here are just a few:

They have seen hard work--whether pushing computer keys or holding a hammer.

There is such a masculine quality about them. Strong when they want to be-------Soft when they need to be.

Comforting----that pat on the back saying things will be o k -- or rubbing circles on my shoulders in an Ï understand" sort of way.

The magic in your fingers that brings music to life--that touches me… Continue

Added by Melo on November 14, 2007 at 22:02 — 1 Comment

I love to be friends!!!

I would love to be friends with anyone on the Live Ireland Network, cause we're all such great and friendly people.

Added by Duchess Lass (TN) on November 14, 2007 at 15:10 — 1 Comment

Thought for the day!!!!!

Handle everything like a dog,
If you can't chew it or eat it,
just pee on it and walk away.

Added by Duchess Lass (TN) on November 14, 2007 at 15:06 — No Comments

If anyone noticed I haven't been around lately...

Not that I think you're all dying to read my blog and destroyed when I don't write....!
But is in the way of my computer time. I worked the polls for the election last Tuesday (long hours, little work), I've got a couple of storytelling gigs coming up and I'm behind in my Irish studies (got three more pages of translation to do before tomorrow night). And of course we're going into "the holidays", heaven help us all.

Added by Cathy Jo on November 12, 2007 at 13:54 — No Comments


I've not much to say at this point but Slainte' to all!

Added by Jackie Sheehan on November 7, 2007 at 0:04 — No Comments

My Dogs!!!

Jack and his first squirrel he caught.(10-30-07) We never thought he would ever catch a squirrel, Since they are so fast. Bunnies are easy for him. He is our hunter!!!!

My Boys!!! Joey, Jack & Jake.

Annie-Our Growly Old Lady of a…


Added by Sara on November 6, 2007 at 20:48 — 4 Comments

Im back with a new composition

Took a while but now the new song is here.

Its called " Highland winds ".

The base consists of a flute and a guitar ,where alternately arpeggiating violin- and wind- and brasssections represent the different strength as well as the different directions of wind.


Added by Derek on October 31, 2007 at 18:48 — 1 Comment

Happy (Celtic) New Year!

Halloween is oíche shamhna, Samhain night, New Year's Eve. In that time between the end of the last day of the old year and the first light of the new ghosts may walk, the púca rides the countryside and anything may be abroad!

The púca, or pooka, is said to blight all fruits not harvested by tomorrow morning, making them unedible (you probably don't want to know how he does this, as it involves bodily fluids). But then, all the harvest should be in by now--turf… Continue

Added by Cathy Jo on October 31, 2007 at 12:39 — 1 Comment

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