Principal Brid Leahy, Vincent Hanly, and Michael Dowling at Ahalin National School.

Bringing Music to Ahalin National School

Michael Dowling, president and CEO of Northwell Health in New York, presented an Irish American Partnership grant of $10,000 to Ahalin National School in Knockaderry, County Limerick, during his June 26 visit to the school. The grant will establish a musical instrument loan scheme at Ahalin, promoting Irish arts and culture at a formative age. Dowling attributes his accomplishments to the...

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Harvest Festival participants.

Waterford’s Annual
Harvest Festival

The 11th annual Waterford Harvest Festival is set for September 6-8. ℘℘℘ Waterford is expecting over 40,000 attendees to partake in the annual celebration of local food, culture, and heritage. This year there is a special emphasis on sustainability. On opening night, a dinner hosted by nonprofit GIY (Grow It Yourself) will feed 50 lucky diners a zero-waste meal. The dishes will be prepared...

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Shane Lowry after his win.

Irishman Wins British Open in Northern Ireland

I hadn’t drank a brandy since 2009,” said Emily Scanlon, grandmother of golfer Shane Lowry, after Lowry won the 148th British Open Championship on Sunday, July 21, at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. “I drank two yesterday. It’s nearly killing me.” The 32-year-old Lowry from Clara, County Offaly, won the Irish Open back in 2009 as an amateur (and his grandmother had some brandy to...

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Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

Cork Hosts Summit
on Climate Change

With the theme “shared voices from small island nations,” the 2019 SeaFest and Our Ocean Wealth Summit in Cork, 7-9 of June, focused on the importance of protecting the world’s oceans from the impacts of climate change and ensuring a sustainable long-term future for the marine economy as a whole. “As a small island, Ireland understands the threats climate change poses to our friends in...

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Conor Coyne, chief executive of the Kylemore Trust, Sr. Maire Hickey, Mark Mitchell Henry, Minister Shane Ross, Sr. Magdelena, and Orla Carrol of Failte Ireland.

Kylemore Abbey
Visitor Center Opens

From Generation to Generation… The Story of Kylemore Abbey promises to take visitors on a vivid journey through the history of the iconic building, from its founding by Benedictine nuns who fled Belgium in World War I to the current mother abbess of the Benedictine Community, Marie Hickey. The nuns, who had been based in Ypres for several hundred years, had been bombed out of their abbey during...

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