In the past and at present alike, the name O’Dea is almost exclusively associated with the County Clare and adjacent areas such as Limerick City and north Tipperary. Though it is not a common name elsewhere, and even within County Clare is uncommon outside of the part of the county where it originated, it isRead more..
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With the use of audio tours and drones, one of the most beautiful counties in Ireland is captured in all its glory. ℘℘℘ “It’s a long, long way from Clare to here.” These may be the words of a popular song but have you ever stopped to wonder why the singer misses this Irish countyRead more..
Irish-Americans planning summer vacations home to “The Ould Sod” now have a new destination to add to their itineraries. The “Best Place in Ireland to Holiday,” according to a contest recently sponsored by the Irish Times, is not a well-known area such as Killarney or Derry city (which were two of the five finalists) but instead isRead more..
Robert S. Mueller III arrived in Ireland August 13 for a ten-day “private” visit. Much security and secrecy surrounded the visit, which started off with a round of golf at Lahinch Golf Club in Co. Clare. A regular golfing visitor to Ireland, Mueller was nominated by President Bush on September 4, 2001, becoming the sixthRead more..
The Matthew Barney Exhibition’s Irish links. ℘℘℘ We are used to Aimee Mullins turning up in unexpected places – striding down a London catwalk wearing a pair of hand-carved wooden prosthetics designed by Alexander McQueen, but her latest role in Matthew Barney’s The Cremaster Cycle has some tongues wagging. Aimee appears as several characters, includingRead more..
Turkish Writer Orhan Pamuk wins IMPAC Award. ℘℘℘ Dublin: The IMPAC Literary Award was presented on June 14 to Orhan Pamuk for his book My Name Is Red. Worth 100,000 euros, the IMPAC award is considered the most generous literary prize in the world. The winning book, by the Turkish writer and author of sixRead more..