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If you are reading this column, you probably know who Lunasa is. Iconic in the tradition. One of the most popular groups of all time in trad, and rightly so. They are out with a new album—joined by The RTE Orchestra! Altan did an album like this last year. This one is better. Great to hear the symphonic treatment of some of the band’s favorite tunes, playing right…Continue
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Welcome to the 2013 Livies. Along with TG4, these are the most eagerly anticipated Irish Traditional Music Awards of the year. The reason? LiveIreland's unprecedented and instantaneous worldwide reach in its readership. When any site like LiveIreland is the 900 pound gorilla in the room, it's paid attention to. It is our honor to recognize the Best of the Best with…Continue
Tom Cruise arrived in Dublin earlier and checked into the Merrion Hotel on Stephens Green. Whilst launching his new film Oblivion, Cruise will be tracing his Irish roots
Patrick Cruise, his great-great-great grandfather, returned from America when he was told that his land agent had evicted tenants from lands in Co Westmeath in 1843.
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Iarla O’Lionaird has just released his latest, Foxlight. We could write for days about this sean nos singer. Well, he’s not sean nos.BBut, he’s not modern. He inhabits his own universe in which he lives creatively among a lot of strains of Irish music. Working against him, in terms of a big, broad, mass appeal, is the fact that almost all of what he sings is…Continue
Added by Bill Margeson on March 22, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments
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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Ten 28 ton brewing vessels have arrived at Dun Laoghaire harbour to be trucked to the Guinness Brewery at James's Gate in one of the biggest expansions at the brewery in years.
It's expected that the brewery will consolidate itself as the primary brewing area for Guinness for the foreseeable future as a result of this installation.
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Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfeild made history by being the first person to use the Gaelic language from outer space.
Hadfeild tweeted a photo of Dublin at night with the following tweets:
“@Cmdr_Hadfield: Tá Éire fíorálainn! Land of green hills & dark beer. With Dublin glowing in the Irish night.”
This was followed by Irish…Continue
Added by Niamh on February 21, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Niamh on February 13, 2013 at 18:30 — No Comments
Guinness has moved its new large brewing vats from Dun Laoghaire to James’s Gate Brewery last night. The tanks are some 22 metres long x 6.6 metres wide and 5.4 metres in height [30 tons each] [a total of 10 this sailing] for the Guinness brewery extension. It was also the first commercial [cargo] vessel in Dun Laoghaire Harbour since 1988…Continue
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).
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Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Find of 17th Century Gold Coins, Carrick on Suir, Co. Tipperary.
National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology, Kildare Street, D2.
Added by Niamh on February 14, 2013 at 16:30 — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Niamh on February 12, 2013 at 14:41 — No Comments
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…Continue
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