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Music set to the words of Irish writer Samuel Beckett

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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.

Irish living abroad urged to cast a symbolic vote

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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 – an old Irish tradition

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Irish tradition of Road Bowling
Irish tradition of Road Bowling

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 the ball.

Assert your Irish heritage

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Essence of Irishness
How Irish are you?

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?

Advice for first time visitors to Ireland

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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 or for surfers looking for a more action-packed holiday – there really is something for everyone.