Posts Tagged ‘The Island of Ireland’

Girls on a Bus Through Ireland

CIE Tours International’s Taste of Ireland Tour is a trip not soon to be forgotten. Irish America sent Tara Dougherty and Sheila Langan to discover its splendor. Scroll down for more photos and a chance to win your own 5 day/4 night Taste of Ireland tour for two. ℘℘℘ TARA: An Irish American’s First Time inRead more..

History Festival of Ireland June 9 – 10 in Co. Carlow

For those who love exploring and debating Irish history, and are committed to having fun while doing so, the beautiful Lisnavagh estate in Rathvilly, Co. Carlow is the place to be this weekend. On June 9 and 10, over 30 of Ireland’s leading scholars and presenters of history, oral historians, genealogists and other voices fromRead more..

Irish Teens Giving Back

On April 9, Pramerica Systems Ireland, Prudential Financial’s Irish branch, honored gold medal recipients Molly Gilmartin and Bonnie Shortall for their outstanding youth volunteer work at the sixth annual Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards in Derry. The two girls received engraved gold medals, €1000 for charities of their choice and all-expenses-paid trips to the U.S.Read more..

Restoring Lisadell

A mansion in Sligo steeped in history lay in ruin, until one couple decided to revitalize this jewel of the western landscape of Ireland.  The old lady held her hands up to the flickering fire as she contemplated the decline of her aristocratic family.  All around her, shadows danced on the walls of the drawingRead more..

The Polish Connection

Since Poland joined the EU in May 2004, two million people have left the country.  An estimated 250,000 of them have come to Ireland where they now amount to five percent of the population. In fact, so large is the Polish contingent in Ireland that when the two countries recently met in a soccer matchRead more..

Links in the Chain

Being Irish? Is being a clannish islander with all the good and all the bad that comes of that. Is being pagan and spiritual at the same time, in the same bone marrow, with all the good and all the bad that comes of that. Is not knowing how different you are until you meetRead more..