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2013-02-06 23:04:41

Connemara Ireland Workshops announces three creative workshops for Spring/Summer 2013 - to include two painting, and one landscape photography workshop in Ireland's stunning Connemara region. Connemara, ireland (PRWEB) February 06, 2013 Connemara Ireland Workshops has announced three creative workshops for Spring/Summer 2013. A four-day landscape photography workshop with Ireland´s award-winning landscape photographer, Peter McCabe is scheduled for May 9-12, 2013. In July, two...

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2005-07-03 11:02:42

ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland (AP) -- American adventurers Steve Fossett and Mark Rebholz took off Saturday in an attempt to retrace a record-setting flight across the Atlantic made 86 years earlier. Charles Lindbergh completed the first solo trans-Atlantic flight in 1927, traveling nonstop from the United States to France. But eight years before that, the team of John Alcock and Arthur Whitten-Brown became the first ever to fly the ocean in a flight from Newfoundland to Ireland. Millionaire...


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Connemara Pony
2014-04-12 10:12:08

The Connemara Pony originated in Ireland and is believed to be bred from Scandinavian ponies brought to Ireland by the Vikings with another breed most likely the now extinct Irish Hobby. A legend states that a Spanish Armada in 1588 became grounded, the Andalusians aboard were set free and bred with the native horses to create the Connemara. During the 1700s, Arabian blood was added to increase the strength and stamina of the Connemara. Hackneys and Thoroughbreds were also introduced,...

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Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.