Posts Tagged ‘Ireland’

Dr. Kevin J. Tracey: Inventing the Future of Medicine

Dr. Kevin J. Tracey, president & CEO of the Feinstein Institutes, is a trailblazer in the neuroscience of immunity, bioelectronic medicine, and unlocking the secrets of the brain. ℘℘℘ For those of us fortunate enough to walk and run with ease, it’s hard to imagine living with chronic joint pain and swelling that makes everyRead more..

Weekly Comment: House of Waterford Crystal Celebrates 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 herRead more..

Ireland-New Orleans Symposium

Heather Humphreys, Ireland’s Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, and Chair of the National Famine Commemoration Committee, together with other Irish dignitaries visited New Orleans in November to take part in a program of activities that drew attention to the enduring impact of Irish immigration on the Crescent City. The influence of Irish immigrantsRead more..

A Course Called Quirky

Tom Coyne, whose 16-week jaunt through Ireland’s 38 seaside golf courses led to the best-selling book, A Course Called Ireland, has put together a list of 18 of his favorite quirky Irish golf holes. Quirky: possessing an individual peculiarity of character; an unusual habit or way of behaving; different from the ordinary in a way thatRead more..

St. Patrick’s Day On Montserrat

An island in the Caribbean is probably the last thing people think of at mention of the words “Ireland” or “St. Patrick’s Day.” Believe it or not, the small island of Montserrat is the only place in the world besides Ireland that recognizes St. Patrick’s Day as a national holiday. The lush tropical island celebratesRead more..

Dublin Population Faces Boom

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) predicts that the population of Greater Dublin area will exceed two million people by the year 2021. It is estimated that the region will by then be home to an estimated 40 percent of a national population of five million people in the Republic of Ireland. This will mean thatRead more..

See You in September

Americans vacation in July. Europeans do it in August. No one goes anywhere in September. During the peak summer months, regardless of continent, the shops are crowded, the beaches are jammed, flights are overbooked, and hotels (if you can even find one with a vacancy) charge astronomical rates. Come September, beds are bargains, shops offerRead more..

Report Highlights Change
in Ireland’s Population

A new report produced by the Central Statistics Office in Dublin shows that Ireland is second only to Cyprus in the percentage increase of population within the EU between 1995 and 2004. The CSO report, titled `Measuring Ireland’s Progress,’ makes a number of observations that underline significant social change in Irish society. The average householdRead more..

Macklin’s Cross

It looks like it’s trying to clear this morning, though waves of drizzle betimes pass through. Our friend Thomas says “betimes.” I like it. A little while ago our neighbors Anne and Joe Kelley stopped to tell us that Joe Macklin had died during the night. The Macklins live in the small house on theRead more..

The Night of the Big Portion

In Ireland, the last night of the year was called Oiche na Cada Moire, The Night of the Big Portion. It was common practice to have a big supper that night to ensure a full cupboard and plenty to eat in the twelve months to come. Of course, the custom dated back to a timeRead more..