Monthly Archives: July 2016

North Tipperary Agriculture Show

  On Monday (August 1st), the Nenagh Showgrounds will host the 141st recorded installment of the North Tipperary Agricultural Show. Ireland’s longest-running agricultural show, the North Tipp Ag show began in its current form in 1875. This, of course, was … Continue reading

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Lughnasadh – Ancient Festival

Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland In Irish mythology, the Lughnasadh festival is said to have been begun by the god Lugh (Lú) as a funeral feast and athletic competition in commemoration of his mother (or foster-mother) Tailtiu. She … Continue reading

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“I saw you dancing with my wife last night.” “Yes? And?” “Well…um, you’re quite the dancer…” “So is your wife.” “Well. Uh, I’m not much of a dancing man, myself.” “So I hear.” “Something else…I noticed the way you were … Continue reading

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1988 – Birth of professional mixed martial artist, Conor McGregor, in Crumlin, Dublin.

Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland Conor ‘The Notorious’ McGregor is a mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Throughout his career, he has competed as a featherweight, lightweight and welterweight. McGregor is the current … Continue reading

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the Lily’s guise…

Originally posted on Scéalta Ealaíne:
‘Easter Lily’ by Yanny Petters  (a painting on glass) Did you know that in 1926, Cumann na mBan introduced the Easter Lily as a symbol of remembrance for those who died in the…

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Fifty Objects (IV)

I hesitate to refer to either of the following as ‘objects’, but they can be touched, and they can touch me back…when they feel like it, or when I let them. Just outside Kildare, at the Solas Bhride Centre, is … Continue reading

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