This past March 29 marked the 10-year anniversary of the smoking ban in Ireland, a milestone that few thought they would see. In 2004, a law banned smoking in the workplace that extended to pubs and...More
Over 400 delegates attended the second annual U.S.-Ireland Forum hosted at University College Dublin in early November, which was yet another extraordinary success. The delegates were drawn from...More
Actor Peter O’Toole was born in Connemara on August 2nd, 1932. O’Toole, educated at the Royal Academy for the Dramatic Arts after being rejected from Dublin’s Abbey Theater, first achieved stardom after landing the role of T.E. Lawrence in “Lawrence of Arabia” (1962). His performance in “Lawrence of Arabia” is considered by many to be one of the best performances in cinematic history, however he lost the Academy Award that year to Gregory Peck (To Kill a Mockingbird.) He achieved his goal of performing at the Abbey Theater after appearing in Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot.” In 2003, O’Toole was honored with an Academy Honorary Award for his contribution to film. He still lives in Co. Galway.