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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).
Added by mrbaxteria on February 18, 2013 at 18:37 — No Comments
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
Added by Niamh on February 11, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments
1. The River
2. White Lie
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
Added by mrbaxteria on February 1, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments
"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…Continue
Added by Niamh on February 3, 2013 at 19:30 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Niamh on February 3, 2013 at 19:30 — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Niamh on January 31, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Niamh on January 29, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments
The spook on the thirteenth lock
Added by Studio on January 28, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments
MYTH IN THE MUSIC
by Siofra Kilroy
Local Irish composer Joe Thoma of Kenmare, County Kerry on the South
West coast of Ireland, has created a musical innovation in the form
of `Inbhear Sceine'.
The project is an original composition of Celtic music…Continue
Tenor, John McDermott has just released his 27th album, My Gentle Harp-A Tribute to Thomas Moore. That total of albums is somewhat staggering, and this is John’s best. For the few not aware, Thomas Moore (1779-1852) was, perhaps, the great Irish songwriter of all time. It is tempting to turn this into an article on Thomas…Continue
Added by Bill Margeson on October 31, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments
LI for October, 2012 We Banjo 3. For openers: They were absolutely the hottest show at this year's Irish Fest in Milwaukee. The group's album is Roots of the Banjo Tree. Audiences kept getting bigger and bigger and bigger for the band as the weekend featured the birth of a new force in Irish music, and boy!!, did everyone know it! The legendary Enda Scahill left the iconic…Continue
Added by Bill Margeson on September 20, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments