A milestone in the Northern Irish peace process was reached in September when the Belfast community welcomed the first demolition of a “peace wall,” a ten foot high barrier erected in 1989...More
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The famous pianist Charles Lynch was born on this day in 1906. Born in Co. Cork to a well off family descended from novelist Maria Edgeworth (Castle Rackrent), Lynch gave his first piano recital at the young age of nine. At fifteen, he won a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music, London. He became famous through out England and premiered the works of several 20th century composers. His greatest achievement was when he played all of Liszt’s transcriptions of Beethoven’s symphonies.