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Well done Ireland for beating England at cricket

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. …

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Music set to the words of Irish writer Samuel Beckett

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 …

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Irish living abroad urged to cast a symbolic vote

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.

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Road bowling – an old Irish tradition

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 …

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Assert your Irish heritage

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?

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