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Niamh's Blog – February 2013 Archive (17)

Dublin Timelapse 2013

Dublin Timelapse 2013 from Eoghan Hanrahan on Vimeo.

Added by Niamh on February 28, 2013 at 9:42 — No Comments

Guinness Tanks on the move

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…

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Added by Niamh on February 27, 2013 at 11:00 — 2 Comments

Daniel Day Lewis to head for the Wicklow hills after Oscar nomination

It looks like the esteemed Irish actor will take a 5 year break to his Annamoe hideaway in Co Wicklow after winning his third Oscar in Lincoln. Annamoe ( Irish: Áth na mBó, meaning "Ford of the Cows" )  is a small tranquil village situated between Roundwood and Laragh on the road to Glendalough. If you ever visit Glendalough from Dublin, Annamoe is…

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Added by Niamh on February 25, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

St Patrick's Day Radio Special on liveIreland

Added by Niamh on February 25, 2013 at 9:53 — 3 Comments

St Patrick's Day Flashmob in Sydney

Added by Niamh on February 22, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments

Canadian astronaut tweets "Dublin glowing at night" in Irish

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…

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Added by Niamh on February 21, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Guinness Brewery to extend brewing operations at Dublin James's gate.

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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Added by Niamh on February 19, 2013 at 13:30 — 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

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

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

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

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