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2010-03-16 13:53:03

Those members of Ireland's ethnic minorities who participated in last year's St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin want to be able to express their own cultures more fully in future events. The claim has been made by academics from Queen's University Belfast who have been working with colleagues in the University of Limerick and St Andrews in Scotland on a research project into Irish identities. While the parade participants congratulated the organizers on creating an impressive and inclusive...

2010-03-15 07:30:00

WEST CHESTER, Pa., March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- This St. Patrick's Day, QVC® is celebrating its 21st year of Irish programming with a 24-hour event that is scheduled to kick off Wednesday, March 17, at midnight (ET). Featuring an eclectic assortment of authentic Irish goods, many of which were created especially for QVC, the 21st Annual St. Patrick's Day broadcast is the multimedia retailer's largest showcase of Irish goods. As one of the largest U.S. retailers for Irish...

2010-01-25 07:45:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The US-Ireland Alliance, a non-profit organization created to foster ties between the US and Ireland, will honor J.J. Abrams, Saoirse Ronan and Seamus McGarvey at the fifth annual "Oscar Wilde: Honoring The Irish in Film," Thursday, March 4, 2010 at the Ebell of Los Angeles. Colum McCann, a 2009 National Book Award winner will emcee. Irish band Bell X1 will perform. The US-Ireland Alliance's intimate, casual party has become a must-have ticket the...

2009-10-21 11:48:35

The Durham and Northumbria Universities study, both based in the UK, suggests that a fear of prejudice made the Irish immigrants steer clear of giving their children Irish Catholic names, a trend also seen in today's society among other immigrant communities elsewhere in the world. The study, which looked at over 30,000 records, found that the number of Irish Catholic names was dramatically lower among the second generation Irish in all seventeen counties studied, whilst the frequencies of...

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2009-04-02 10:50:00

Researchers say DNA techniques may have uncovered new scientific evidence of an ancient invasion of Scotland from Ireland, BBC News reported.Scots living on Islay, Lewis, Harris and Skye were found to have strong links with Irish people, according to the Edinburgh University study.Some time around 500 AD the Gaels came from Ireland and conquered the Picts in Argyll, but the researchers said the study was the first demonstration of a significant Irish genetics component in Scots' ancestry.The...

2009-02-04 15:52:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The US-Ireland Alliance, a non-profit organization created to foster ties between the US and Ireland, will honor Hylda Queally, Brendan Gleeson and Jonathan Rhys Meyers at the fourth annual "Oscar Wilde: Honoring The Irish in Film" Thursday, February 19, 2009 at the Wilshire Ebell. Kate Winslet will present Queally her award. Irish musicians Gemma Hayes, Laura Izibor and Republic of Loose will perform. "We are excited to honor three talented and prominent...

2008-10-12 15:00:15

By J. PEDER ZANE Soaring gas prices, flooding rains, market meltdowns, mindless campaigns and mosquitoes here, there, everywhere - smack! I don't know about you, but I could use a good laugh. To wit: A priest, a rabbi and a minister walk into a bar. The bartender says, "What is this, a joke?" Ba-dum! What do a hurricane and a divorce in West Virginia have in common? Somebody's gonna lose a trailer. Ba-ding! A lady flies to Boston eager to enjoy a plate of the fish the city is...

2008-08-22 21:00:17

REDLANDS - The Performance Loft offers an eclectic 2008-2009 season, including music, theater and a melding of artistic mediums. The season begins with Cabaret @ the Loft Wednesday, Sept. 17. Program coordinator Mia Mercado describes Cabaret @ the Loft as "an eclectic mix of art forms, complimentary yet dissonant." The theme for the first evening is "Artistry of Women," with different art forms performed throughout the Mitten Building space by local female artists. The second...

2008-08-20 12:00:39

By MAUREEN COLEMAN Having already starred in various conflict movies including Michael Collins, Schindler's List and new BBC drama Five Minutes In Heaven, Ulster actor Liam Neeson is set for Sarajevo for a film on the Balkans War. The Ballymena man will star alongside Hollywood heavyweight Orlando Bloom in the new movie based on Bill Carter's book Fools Rush In. The as-yet untitled film will be shot on location in Sarajevo and is understood to have the support of the city's Mayor....

2008-08-18 18:00:30

By STEPHEN HAYWARD HOLLYWOOD star Liam Neeson is heading to war in Sarajevo with his old movie pal Orlando Bloom. The pair, who last starred together in the 2005 blood-thirsty, historical drama 'Kingdom Of Heaven,' are joining forces to bring author Bill Carter's book Fools Rush In to the big screen. Carter wrote the book about the period of time when he lived and worked as an aid worker in Sarajevo during the bitter Balkans war siege that lasted 43 months. Carter previously...


Word of the Day
bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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