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Arts & Culture > Irish News 5/28/11
 

Irish News 5/28/11




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Greetings & Blessings to all,

We
hope you will enjoy these bits and bobs of news  from all over the
country. As with the headlines and news on our web site, we purposely
avoid murder and mayhem, opting instead for whatever we can find  in the
way of Irish traditions, customs and culture. We also try to avoid
repeating news we've already published in our daily updates. Here's the
URL if you aren't familiar with that feature on the site:




History Page Lore, history and more. If it's Irish, it's here. Or will be!  These links are kept for two weeks just in case you can't visit the site every day. We
would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Irish Emigrant -
our source for these news items. They have a great site which is well
worth visiting
:http://www.emigrant.ie/



Todays' Irish News

Yes, there are many news items not included here. We deliberately avoid: politics, death, disaster and other mayhem.
Saturday, May 28, 2011  It's Super Saturday Thousands of Irish sports and music fans were on the move today
– with Leinster rugby fans decamping to Limerick, Manchester United fans jetting to London and some 80,000 Kings of Leon fans making their
way to Slane. For more details, please click Irish Herald.Photo Credit: Zimbio



Slane celebrates 30 years of music today
From the first concert in 1981, Lord Mount Charles' brain child
has brought world famous acts to play in a small village in County
Meath
. After 30 years, the annual concert is now an Irish institution.
For more details, please click BBC.
Photo Credit: RTE

Bono on President Obama: 'He Was Always Headed For Ireland'
After performing at the season 10 finale of American Idol,
U2's Bono headed backstage to address a range of questions from his
harrowing emergency surgery last year to his take on American politics.
For more details, please click Parade.

British skulduggery a healthy export?
According to a new book, the skulls of thousands of Irish
slain in 16th and 17th-century battles were exported to Britain where
they were ground up and consumed by the English aristocracy, including
monarchs. For more details, please click Irish Examiner.
Photo Credit: Blather (for illustration purposes only)
May 24
'Is feider linn - yes we can'
His voice, that velvet-rich, immense voice, rose and soared
and his words were carried by the wind down Dame Street, around College
Green, up towards Christchurch, over the sea of people who had come to
hear him. For more details, please click Irish Independent.
Photo Credit & Related Story: Irish Independent/Getty Images

Celebrities entertain crowds ahead of President's speech
Host Ryan Tubridy opened the show and introduced Sharon
Shannon
and the Saw Doctors; they were among many of Ireland's best know
personalities to feature in the concert. Even the Heinken Cup made an
appearance. For more details, please click Journal Ireland.
Photo Credit & Related Story: RTE

"If Congress does not behave...
Weilding a hurley presented to him by Taoiseach Enda Kenny,
President Obama issued a humorous warning to his opponents in Congress.
“If Congress does not behave I’ll give them a little pat, or a little
hurl,” said the president. For more details, please click Irish Times.

"The most important pint I'll ever pour"
That was Ollie Hayes at his pub in Moneygall where President
Barack Obama
drank, then paused before delivering his presidential
verdict on his Guinness: "It's delicious, that's good stuff. I am very
impressed." For more details, please click Belfast Telegraph.
Photo Credit: AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

Obamas to be showered with gifts from the people of Offaly
Among the gifts is an ancient monastic-styled calligraphy
scroll, a silver and diamond pendant of an Offaly flower and a book on
thatched houses similar to the one
President Obama's ancestors lived in.
For more details, please click Irish Independent.


Belfast’s Eiffel Tower’
Opening in April 2012 on the 100th anniversary of the ship's
sinking, the landmark building based on the Titanic will be a
world-class tourist attraction as well as a symbol as iconic for Belfast
as the Eiffel Tower is for Paris or the Grand Opera House in Sydney.
For more details, please click Belfast Telegraph.



Radio 1 documentary wins award in Beverly Hills
The documentary "In The Same Boat" won a prestigious award at
The Gracies in Beverly Hills, and is the only winner outside of the US
and Canada this year. For more details, please click RTE.

Belfast's youngest Mayor takes office
Twenty-five-year-old councillor Niall O’Donnghaile became
First Citizen of the city last night — just three weeks after he was
elected onto the council. “I don’t presume to know it all, but I
certainly think I’m up to the job,” he said. For more details, please
click Belfast Telegraph.


Taoiseach takes to the sky
While the Taoiseach Enda Kenny assured everyone at Dublin
airport yesterday
morning that he wasn’t scared, the way his eyes kept
darting toward the tiny aircraft made of wood and fabric suggested
otherwise. For more details, please click Irish Times.
Photo Credit: Brenda Fitzimons


Taoiseach takes to the sky
While the Taoiseach Enda Kenny assured everyone at Dublin
airport yesterday morning that he wasn’t scared, the way his eyes kept
darting toward the tiny aircraft made of wood and fabric suggested
otherwise. For more details, please click
Irish Times.
Photo Credit: Brenda Fitzimons

Gabriel Byrne launches Imagine Ireland's new cultural programme
The “imagine” in the title was apparently Byrne’s idea; did he
himself imagine, when he was appointed Ireland’s first cultural
ambassador back in January, just what was in store for him in this
stellar diplomatic role? For more details, please click
Irish Times.
Russborough House hidden treasure found
A stash of photographs found in the basement of Russborough
House
provide an intimate look at the off-duty private lives of some
rich, famous and powerful people from Coco Chanel to Winston ChurchillI.
For more details, please click
Irish Times.


John Banville awarded Kafka Prize for Literature
The accolade, administered by the Prague-based Franz Kafka Society, is awarded annually for a body of work of “exceptional literary
creation”. The Banville was chosen from a 15-strong candidate list. For
more details, please click Irish Times.
Photo Credit: Sydney Morning Herald

Not your standard stag
Bog snorkelling, baking, Barcelona cultural tours . . . not all
stag parties involve drinking to excess and tying the groom to a lamp
post. In this story, five men who opted for something different talk
about their experience. For more details, please click
Irish Times.

Irish men embrace botox
Botox, which smoothes out wrinkles, has surged in popularity
in the last few years as aging professional men flock to cosmetic
surgery clinics around Ireland seeking to look younger when they go for
job interviews. For more details, please click Irish Examiner.
Photo Credit & Related Story: Irish Independent


Titanic Belfast building will take visitors on amazing voyage
Opening in April 2012, the £100m structure will be the
largest man-made tourist attraction in NI history and will feature six
floors and nine interpretative and interactive galleries tell Titanic’s
story. For more details, please click Belfast Telegraph.

Art to be donated to Imma to mark 20th anniversary
Anglo Irish Bank is to donate 18 artworks valued at about
€160,000 to the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Imma). The donation, which
will mark the 20th anniversary of the museum, was decided upon after
requests from Imma and the public. For more details, please click Journal Ireland.

posted on May 28, 2011 9:42 AM ()

Comments:

Sorry I've never visited Ireland. Wish I had Irish ancestors as a reason to go.
comment by solitaire on May 29, 2011 5:20 AM ()
Doing the ancestor thing one never knows where ones roots grow. I'm going to look today for a Sicilian/Italian Newsletter? Good day to you
reply by anacoana on May 29, 2011 5:38 AM ()
Irish news,I am Italian.No comment.
comment by fredo on May 28, 2011 1:19 PM ()
I should see if I can subscribe to Sicilian/Italian Newsletter???
reply by anacoana on May 28, 2011 4:46 PM ()
Sending you a shamrock!
comment by marta on May 28, 2011 11:44 AM ()
Receiving it...thank you.
reply by anacoana on May 28, 2011 4:47 PM ()
Very interesting. I'd like to go to Ireland some time because some of my ancestors are from there.
comment by troutbend on May 28, 2011 10:38 AM ()
I think this Newsletter has an ancestry link too, check it out, bet you can get info help about your family from them
http://www.irishcultureandcustoms.com/ArticleIndxList.html#History
Geneaology
Ireland Genealogy: An Expert's Adventure
Geneology Q&A
Discovering Ireland - In New York
In Search of Ancestors
Gathering the Threads
Have you Lost your Census?

History & Heritage
Inishmurray: Land of Gale, Stone and Fire
reply by anacoana on May 28, 2011 10:57 AM ()
Amazing how many people have made money out of a tragedy--talking about the Titanic!
comment by greatmartin on May 28, 2011 9:58 AM ()

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