Gladys Aycock became the 1 Millionth Visitor to the House Of Waterford Crystal. (August 19th) Photo : www.gerryocarroll.com

House of Waterford Crystal celebrates its one-millionth visitor

  August 19th marked a historic day for the House of Waterford Crystal as they welcomed their one-millionth visitor, Gladys Aycock from North Carolina, to their headquarters in Waterford city, Ireland. After booking a tour of the factory on her first trip to Ireland’s east coast, Gladys was greeted with a VIP reception upon her arrival at the House of Waterford Crystal. Councilor Adam...

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Weekly Comment: Irishman Matthew Brady & the Founding of American Photography

Today is World Photo Day, celebrated for the 177th anniversary of the French Academy of Sciences announced the invention of the daguerrotype. This article has been excerpted and adapted from “Portraits of a Nation at War” (October / November 2013). _______________ Thanks to Mathew Brady and his team of photographers – including Irish immigrant Timothy O’Sullivan and Scottish...

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In the photograph that drove Bishop Edward Daly into the public eye,  he leads the wounded Jackie Duddy to safety.  (Photo: Fulvio Grimaldi)

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Remembering Edward Daly
(1933 – 2016)

Irish Roman Catholic bishop and author Edward Daly, a former Bishop of Derry, died in hospital during the early hours of August 8th. He was 82. ℘℘℘ Throughout his Church career in Derry, Bishop Edward Daly participated in civil rights marches. He was present at the Battle of the Bogside in 1969, the early years of the Troubles, internment, and the events of Bloody Sunday, where British...

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Fourteen members of the Al-Helal football club arrived with their coaches in Dublin Airport on July 30th.

Weekly Comment:
“Gaza Kids to Ireland”
Scheme a Success

Last week, fourteen young footballers the Al-Helal club in the blockaded Gaza Strip touched down in Dublin Airport for a ten-day trip of football, fun, and friendship. The boys, aged ten to 14, have been staying and playing their way around the country through counties such as Dublin, Kildare, Tipperary, Wexford, Limerick, and Galway. “The situation for Palestinians in Gaza trying to play...

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Pictured at the launch of the 2016 Irish Kite Surfing Championships and Hooked Kite Fest on Duncannon Beach, Co Wexford is Organizer and Kite-surf Instructor, Niall Roche. (Photo: Patrick Browne)

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Irish Kitesurfing Festival Promises a Splash

The Irish National Kitesurfing Championships will be brought to Co. Wexford’s Duncannon Beach August 13th and 14th as part of the Hooked Kitefest. In conjunction with the Irish Kitesurfing Association, the festival offers viewers the opportunity to take in an athletic spectacle of male, female, and junior-centric events that include course-racing, freestyle, and hang-time competitions. A...

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