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Irish history guru and culture enthusiast

Three American girls have been let loose in Ireland to explore the country and discover their Irish roots. It’s all part of the Gaelic Girls project. This is the view of the Cultured Caitlin. A history guru and culture enthusiast is what I, the ‘Cultured Cailin’, am all about. Exploring …

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The Gaelic girls – three Americans let loose in Ireland

Three American girls have been let loose in Ireland to explore the country and discover their Irish roots. It’s all part of the Gaelic Girls project being set up Sandy Sheerin. Where it all began. . . In 1987, when Sandy Sheerin and her three sisters were young girls they …

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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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