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One of Ireland’s greatest love stories

Today is the 95th anniversary of execution of Joseph Plunkett – one of the leaders of the Easter Rising and one half of Ireland’s most poignant love story. Plunkett had planned to marry his beloved Grace Gifford on Easter Sunday but that had to be put on hold because of …

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Riverdance – on their last legs of American tour

Riverdance has come a long way since it had its first little seven minute slot during the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994. From those humble beginnings it has become a worldwide phenomenon. Now the dancers are coming towards the end of their North American tour so we thought we’d share …

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Easter Rising 1916 – the event that changed Irish history

We’re now in the midst of the 95th anniversary of the Easter Rising of 1916 – one of the most important events in Irish history. To mark the occasion, Irish Music Forever, has published a series of articles giving the background to the Rising, explaining what took place and analysing …

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Why American presidents love their Irish ancestry

President Barack Obama (Photo Pete Souza)

American presidents like John F Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, George Bush and Barack Obama may have numerous political differences but they all have one thing in common: they have all been keen to publicise their Irish ancestry. Why should they be so keen to promote their links with Ireland? Here’s an …

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Do you have a story about moving abroad?

Irish Music Forever has been approached by a television company asking for help in finding people to take part in a new TV show. The show is part of the hit series House Hunters International which airs on the US cable network channel HGTV. The show is also screened in …

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Dublin does Ireland proud for St Patrick’s Day

I’ve just got back from five glorious days in Dublin for the St Patrick’s Festival celebrations. What a show they put on … full of music, dancing and zest for life. It was a fantastic event – possibly the best to date. It seemed as though all of Ireland had …

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Music to Irish ears – Ireland 24 England 8

Irish fans found their singing voices tonight as Ireland chalked up a fantastic victory over England at rugby. The Fields of Athenry – the adopted anthem of Irish fans for rugby and soccer – rang out across the Aviva stadium as Ireland pulled off their surprise win. Our congratulations to …

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