Ireland is to receive a state visit by The Queen – the first by a reigning British monarch since her grandfather George V ventured across the Irish Sea in 1911. George’s visit was very successful but it was followed a few years later by the Easter Rising and the war for Irish independence – not… Continue reading Queen visits Ireland
Congratulations to Ireland for beating at cricket. Now I don’t pretend to know anything about cricket but I do know the Irish victory is of the biggest shocks the game has seen for many years. This report from the Guardian newspaper captures the sense of disbelief in the cricketing world. “This is utterly astonishing, one… Continue reading Well done Ireland for beating England at cricket
New York City Opera is staging what it calls a monodrama featuring words by the Irish writer Samuel Beckett set to music. The piece is a one-act opera called Neither. The music was written by Morton Feldman. Beckett is one Ireland’s greatest ever writers and is perhaps best known for his play, Waiting for Godot.
Leading Irish singer Christy Moore is more at home in the concert hall than the debating chamber but he’s obviously a democrat at heart. He’s alerted his fans to a website giving Irish people living abroad a chance to have a say in the coming General Election.
Road bowling is an old Irish sport that has been going on for hundreds of years. It involves throwing a metal ball as far as you can down a country road, but it’s not as straightforward as first appears – you have to negotiate bends in winding country lanes and make sure you don’t lose… Continue reading Road bowling – an old Irish tradition
Irish people living abroad have always looked for ways to assert their Irish heritage – whether it be music, culture, politics or sport. Now there’s another way for the Irish living in Britain to assert themselves … all they have to do is tick a box. How Irish are you?
Every year millions of people from all over the world visit Ireland – many of them are fulfilling a lifelong dream by doing so. There is so much to see and do in Ireland, from beautiful scenery, to bustling cities, from fascinating historical sites to sunny beaches which are favourites of those wanting to relax… Continue reading Advice for first time visitors to Ireland