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The story behind the ‘It’s a long way to Tipperary’ song.

The story behind the 'It's a long way to Tipperary' song.

With the 100th anniversary commemorations of World War  in mind, Gerry Molumby visits the Warwickshire pub where the conflict’s most famous marching song was written, giving pause for thought…..
 
The Tipperary Inn, Ballsall Common, Nr Kenilworth in Warickshire.
I have been reflecting on the origins of its most iconic marching song ‘Its A Long Way To Tipperary.  […]

Crawley Irish Festival 2014 – Photos

Crawley Irish Festival 2014 - Photos

This year’s Crawley Irish Festival took place at the town’s Hawth Theatre. The day attracted a large crowd who enjoyed a great day of music and fun. These pictures are courtesy of Gerry Molumby.

Crawley Irish Festival 2014 – Hawth, 21 September

Crawley Irish Festival Logo

[ Sunday 21 September 2014; 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM. ] The 19th Crawley Irish Festival will take place at The Hawth, Crawley on Sunday 21 September with live music, Irish dance and GAA Sports. For the third year running, the event will have no entry cost and free entry to music and dance stages. So come along and enjoy the craic!

‘CELTIC FLAMES’ play The Hawth Theatre in Crawley on Easter Monday 21st April

'CELTIC FLAMES' play The Hawth Theatre in Crawley on Easter Monday 21st April

[ Monday 21 April 2014; ] YES… THEY’RE BACK and playing at The Hawth Theatre in Crawley….

After a successful tour of the UK last year the Celtic and Irish Cultural Society are delighted to welcome the County Galway based multi-talented cultural group Celtic Flames back to Crawley again.  If you like Irish music, song, dance and story this […]

Global Irish Economic Forum… Friday and Saturday 4th and 5th of October.

Global Irish Economic Forum... Friday and Saturday 4th and 5th of October.

The Global Irish Economic Forum takes place in Dublin Castle on Friday and Saturday 4th and 5th of October
You may wish to be aware that the opening and closing Plenary sessions and four panel discussion will be streamed live via the Forum website– www.globalirishforum.ie –  and on the RTE site.  Further material is […]

The Convention on the Constitution is recommending allowing Irish citizens abroad the right to vote in Irish Presidential Elections.

The Convention on the Constitution is recommending allowing Irish citizens abroad the right to vote in Irish Presidential Elections.

THE CONVENTION ON THE CONSTITUTION IS RECOMMENDING ALLOWING IRISH CITIZENS ABROAD THE RIGHT TO VOTE IN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS.

Gerry Molumby, a tireless campaigner for votes for Irish overseas seen here with Michael D Higgins on the 2011 Presidential Campaign, said in a statement afterwards "Mission Accomplished"
At a conference in Malahide, North Dublin, held […]

BRIGHTON IRISH NIGHT AT THE LABOUR PARTY CONFERENCE 22nd September

BRIGHTON IRISH NIGHT AT THE LABOUR PARTY CONFERENCE 22nd September

[ Sunday 22 September 2013; ] BRIGHTON IRISH SOCIETY is entertaining delegates at the Labour Party Conference — and you can be part of it.

There are two parts to the night…

*The first part is the meeting

WHAT DIFFERENCE CAN LABOUR MAKE ON IRELAND?
starts at 8.00pm Sunday, 22 September in the New Madeira Hotel,  http://www.newmadeirahotel.com/

19-23 Marine Parade,

Brighton BN1 […]

LONDON ROSE SHOWS HER CONCERN

Photo L-R Natalie Jones (run), Carla Thompson (swim), London Rose Grace Kenny and Mila Robinson (cycle).

London Rose Shows her concern for world’s hunger
Crawley’s very own London Rose of Tralee, Grace Kenny whose roots are in Tullow, Co. Carlow, took time out of her busy schedule to visit Concern Worldwide’s London office to give some encouragement to this year’s Concern London Triathalon relay team.

L-R Natalie Jones (run), Carla Thompson (swim), […]

Celtic and Irish Cultural Society’s Grace Kenny is crowned the London Rose of Tralee 2013.

Grace Kenny, London Rose of Tralee 2013

The night of 12th April – or the early morning of the 13th – was a time of celebrations as Crawley’s Grace Kenny with roots in Tullow,  Co Carlow and sponsored by the Celtic and Irish Cultural Society was crowned London Rose of Tralee 2013.
Sean Moriarty of the Irish World covered the event and we […]

The Crawley Irish Festival to take place in the grounds of The Hawth Theatre on Sunday 25th August.

The Crawley Irish Festival to take place in the grounds of The Hawth Theatre on Sunday 25th August.

Sunday 25th August sees the 18th Annual Crawley Irish Festival moving to the grounds of The Hawth Theatre.
As the CRAWLEY IRISH FESTIVAL enters its 18th year the Celtic and Irish Cultural Society are delighted to join forces with The Hawth Theatre in organising the much looked forward to event on Sunday the 25th August. […]

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