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Opening Track Síocháin na Tuaithe (New album from Enda Seery)

Enda Seery worked extensively in this new traditional album since last year. This is his follow up to The Winding Clock which received positive reviews. For the first time, Enda enhanced his repertoire which includes singing. This is the first track off Síocháin na Tuaithe(Peace of the Countryside).

Added by mrbaxteria on February 18, 2013 at 18:37 — No Comments

Margeson on the music March, 2013

The roof has caved in. I’ve whined for years that I’m falling so far behind that soon I will be buried under 18 feet of cd’s and unable to find my way to the surface. It has happened. Therefore, this is a cop-out column. It will be filled with little short, proclamations with no backup or analysis of anything. By the end of it, however, you’ll know about some terrific new albums!

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Added by Bill Margeson on February 18, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

Cromwell's Army remains found

Four skeletons were found in the grounds of Terryland Castle in Co Galway two weeks ago and experts are now saying that the graves may belong to Oliver Cromwell's army.

Historians and forensic scientists are very excited by the find. The site dates back to 1691 when French and Irish forces fought Cromwellian troops. It is believed that some of the remains may have noble and…

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Added by Niamh on February 18, 2013 at 9:00 — 2 Comments

Golden Brown (cover) – Fiach Moriarty

:) Heeelllo Dublin. Meet Dublin's local hero.

Originally recorded for US tv show ‘The Carrie Diaries’. Recorded in Studio 2, Kinsealy,…

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Added by mrbaxteria on February 16, 2013 at 13:57 — No Comments

Gold coins found in the basement of Cooney's Bar in Tipperary

The National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology 

Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Find of 17th Century Gold Coins, Carrick on Suir, Co. Tipperary.

National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology, Kildare Street, D2.

Background Information:

The Acting…

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Added by Niamh on February 14, 2013 at 16:30 — No Comments

The Shrine of St Valentine in Dublin

Every year on February 14th massive numbers of Dubliners and tourists alike congregate at White-friars St Church to celebrate St Valentine's day. The remains of St Valentine are reputed to rest in a casket in the church. Numerous relics surrounded by candles burn in front of his statue.

The legend of St Valentine declares he was executed in 270AD for performing…

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Added by Niamh on February 14, 2013 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

Gabriel Byrne New Vikings on the History Channel

Irish actor Gabriel Byrne launches a new series called "Vikings" on the History Channel March 3rd.

From around A.D. 800 to the 11th century, a vast number of Scandinavians left their homelands to seek their fortunes elsewhere. These seafaring warriors--known collectively as Vikings or Norsemen ("Northmen")--began by raiding coastal sites, especially…

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Added by Niamh on February 13, 2013 at 18:30 — No Comments

The Quiet Man turns 80

I t's 80's years since Kerry Author Maurice Walsh penned his short stories Green Rushes.Director John Ford read Green Rushes in 1933 and then secured the film rights to make the film The Quiet man in 1952.

A full exibition to celebrate the 80th anviesery will be held at the…

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Added by Niamh on February 12, 2013 at 14:41 — No Comments

AER LINGUS INTERNATIONAL HURLING FESTIVAL

Aer Lingus is inviting teams from all over the world to compete in the first ever International Hurling Festival. The best hurlers from the USA, South America, Canada, the UK, Continental Europe, Asia and Australia will descend on Galway for a three-day festival of ceol, craic and culture, as well as the first hurling competition of its kind. The tournament will feature…

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Added by Niamh on February 11, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

The Gaelic Athletic Association

Added by Studio on February 10, 2013 at 13:11 — No Comments

Dublin in time lapse by Matthieu Chardon

Added by Niamh on February 4, 2013 at 11:46 — No Comments

The personal sketchbooks of Jack B Yeats go on display for the first time.

National Museam Of Ireland: This exhibition brings together, for the first time, a significant selection of Jack B. Yeats’s personal sketchbooks, which form part of the Anne Yeats Gift (1996). By the end of his life, Yeats had assembled a collection of over 200 individual sketchbooks, 204 of which are held by the Gallery. By the…

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Added by Niamh on February 3, 2013 at 19:30 — No Comments

Knappogue Castle announces the first time release of its 12 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey.

"We found that some consumers didn't realize how long Knappogue Castle Single Malt was aged, therefore missing a very important part of what we do to make it smooth, bright and spicy" observes Mark Andrews, son of the brand's founder. "We want to be perfectly clear about the age of Knappogue Castle Single Malt. Now, there's no need to…

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Added by Niamh on February 3, 2013 at 19:30 — No Comments

Peter Chains: Carrion Crows

 

Artist:Peter Chains

Tracks:

1. The River    

2. White Lie      

3.Carrion Crows      

4.Obsidian Skies           

5. Darkside of the Mind

6.Witch on the Pyre

Genre: Acoustic /alternative /Irish rock/dark folk

For those who love: Alice in Chains, Johnny Cash, Tracy Chapman, Jeff Buckley, Leonard Cohen etc

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Added by mrbaxteria on February 1, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments

Irish Actress Katie McGrath to star in “Dracula”

Irish actress Katie McGrath is to star alongside Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Lucy Westenra in the new TV series Dracula. Digital spy named McGrath as the choice for leading role back in July 2012. Game of Thrones, Nonso Anozie has been cast as Renfield Dracula’s sidekick. The new TV production takes place in 19th century London, where Dracula poses as an American…

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Added by Niamh on February 1, 2013 at 10:30 — 3 Comments

Free WiFi for Dublin City starts today!

The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Naoise Ó Muirí will launch Dublin Free WiFi on Thursday 31st January at 11am.

Dublin Free WiFi will launch over twelve locations around the city. The first phase will be available from the Civic Offices, Wood Quay to St. Patrick’s Park and Barnardos Square, the rest of the locations will roll out over the city throughout the month of February…

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Added by Niamh on January 31, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments

Monster Waves at Mullaghmore 27th Jan 2013

Added by Niamh on January 29, 2013 at 14:08 — No Comments

Mrs Brown D’Movie

Brendan O'Carroll has anounced above all things a new movie, Mrs Brown D’Movie. UK audiences have lapped up his hit show since its inception 2 years ago. US audiences will love it. The trailer has been done and now we await with glee for its release. The sitcom Mrs Brown’s Boys has seen its audience grow from 3m to the 8m mark since it first aired on BBC in November 2011. Standby for…

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Added by Niamh on January 29, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments

Dublin revival Folk and Trad Scene, The Gloaming, Mossy Nolan and The spook on the thirteenth lock

The spook on the thirteenth lock

Mossy Nolan:

The Gloaming:

Added by Studio on January 28, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments

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