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President Trump issues belated but generous tribute for Irish American Heritage Month

President Trump issues belated but generous tribute for Irish American Heritage Month

To say President Trump has had a lot on his mind in his first month in his office is a bit of an understatement so it’s perhaps understandable that he didn’t get round to proclaiming Irish American Heritage Month as early presidents have done in the past. The oversight, however, …

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Guinness family to sell their family mansion for €28m

Guinness family mansion up for sale

The heir to the Guinness empire has put their famous family home, Luggala, up for sale for a whopping €28m. The great, great, great, grandson of Arthur Guinness, Garech Browne, has listed the family mansion so he can spend more time with his wife in Singapore.

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THE GENEALOGY EVENT: Irish Genealogy & DNA Conference in Adare, Ireland

The Genealogy Event - Fri 1 Sept & Sat 2 Sept

People looking to find out more about their family history should head to Limerick in September, where a two-day genealogy conference will be taking place. The Genealogy Event, sponsored by Roots Ireland, will take place Friday 1 September and Saturday 2 September at Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel & Spa in …

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Matthew McConaughey shows off his Irish skills

Matthew McConaughey shows off his Irish skills. Photo copyright Avda CC3

Oscar winning movie star Matthew McConaughey showed off his Irish skills when he joined Dermot and Dave on Today FM. The Dallas Buyer’s Club actor was up for the craic as he joined in with some of the classic Irish phrases as well as treating listeners to his own signature …

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Ian McKellen: 'Many actors just want to impress their parents'

Ian McKellen

When the young Ian McKellen showed an interest in becoming a performer, his mother, Margery, was more supportive than most parents might be of such an unpredictable profession. “Apparently she said, ‘If Ian decides to be an actor, it’s a good job, because it brings pleasure to people’,” says the …

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Clonakilty named best town in all of Ireland and the UK

named best town in all of Ireland and the UK

Clonakilty in Co Cork has been named as the best town in the whole of Ireland and the United Kingdom. It had to beat off stiff competition from Blackpool and Todmorden in England to win the title, which was bestowed by the town planning organisation, the Academy of Urbanism.

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