Irish dancing has seen a major boost in recent years with the global success of Riverdance and, Michael Flatley’s, Lord of the Dance. There are three dance schools that operate in Crawley who wish to extend their welcome for more participants.» Read more
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Father John O’Malley, parish priest of The Neale, Co Mayo, was the inventor of the word ‘boycott’ and Mr James Redpath, the American journalist, who came over to write the terrible story of the land war in Ireland accords O’Malley credit for inventing the word for him.» Read more
Ireland has rarely been considered a cricketing nation, but the 2007 Cricket World Cup began a new chapter in Ireland’s sporting history as Ireland reached the Super 8 stage of the competition. Ireland arrived in the West Indies with much optimism but few commentators gave them much of a chance.» Read more
Second Generation Irish Broadcaster, Dermot O’Leary, recently beat ‘The F Word’ chef, Gordon Ramsay, in a ‘taste off’ with his Irish Stew family recipe. Whilst the O’Leary family recipe is perhaps a guarded secret, a simple Irish Stew provides a filling meal that can be reheated easily for families on the go. It’s a filling meal which has been welcomed all over the world.» Read more
For millions of people, June 16 is an extraordinary day. On that day in 1904, Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom each took their epic journeys through Dublin in James Joyce’s Ulysses, the world’s most highly acclaimed modern novel. “Bloomsday”, as it is now known, has become a tradition for Joyce enthusiasts all over the world.» Read more