Oideas Gael courses are not just for absolute beginners, but also ideally suited for individuals, who have been out of touch and are now keen to brush up on their conversational Irish. The most popular programmes are the Irish language courses for adults, offered at all levels. As these courses focus on spoken Irish, in a relaxed but stimulating environment, adults discover a propensity for language learning above their expectations. While an Irish person may initially feel nervous, learning in the company of a Japanese, Swedish or Italian native, they rise to the test and accept the challenge with vigour.Cultural holiday courses are also offered in Hill walking, Donegal Dances, Marine Painting, Archaeology, Landscape & Environment, Harp, Bodhr”n & Flute-playing and Celtic Pottery. The cosmopolitan mix of people ensures that “The Glen” is a lively centre of cultural activity all through the summer, with the best of traditional music and craic. Liam ” Cuinneag”in, the programme director, says a large proportion of the learners from abroad might have no links with Ireland, yet inevitably develop a love of all things Irish through the programme music, dance and/or literature. “We teach Irish in a manner that makes it accessible for people. It’s not all study; there are varied activities including dancing, singing, all through Irish. It makes it interesting for people. It’s amusing at times, but some of them are better at Irish than English,” he says. For more information on the Oideas Gael culture programmes call 011-353-74-973-0248. Fax 011-353-74-973-0348. email@example.com. oideasgael.comFor lessons in Denver call Noel Mullan at 720-839-7645 or Mick Bolger at 303-455-7509.
Many personal tales of Ireland’s brief civil war (1922 -1 923) have never been recorded, but thanks to this film (fictional), some composite accounts from rural County Cork will be preserved. The drama opens in 1920 with two siblings, Teddy O’Donovan, an IRA man continuing the fight for independence in the wake of the Easter Rising of 1916, with his doctor brother, Damien, joining him after a brutal attack by an occupying British Black and Tan regiment (hardened cases just back from the fronts of WWI). Action-packed shoot-em-ups and ambushes rival any American Western. The violence, including gun battles, a grisly torture scene courtesy of the barking Black and Tans, and executions of an informer and a Big House, Anglo landlord, is neither gratuitous nor graphic; that said, be mindful that this film is not for kids. Set in an Ireland light years distant from the Tiger of today, the movie often takes on a documentary feel, especially during political meetings where hard decision-making educates about the nuts and bolts of funding rebellion. A local Irish court, set up in lieu of the English one, considers punishment of an Irish merchant who was generous to IRA needs, but charged by his neighbors for extorting exorbitant interest on basic commodities. Complexities of this sort, along with vigorous character development and some delightful romance, escalate internal conflicts, large and small. Minimal background music contributes to realism, though bits of traditional instrumental and a cappella songs are inserted at perfect intervals.
Carusos book is a true story of how he, a young New York Italian, raised in an Orthodox Jewish community, becomes the Irish “O’Caruso” as a result of an airplane crash of Flying Tiger Lines Flight 923 which occurred in the North Atlantic Ocean, at night during a raging storm, 500 miles off the West Coast of Ireland. A seemingly disconnected series of coincidences led to O’Caruso’s adoption of Ireland as home,Fred & wife Ellen will be pitching the book for three days at No America’s largest book exposition, The Book Exposition of America, in New York City, June 1-3.
The Denver Gaels football and hurling team each had their game debut at Dicks Sporting Goods fields on Sunday afternoon April 15, 2007. There were people of all ages playing as well as sitting on the sidelines enjoying the games. Over 25 new players came to try their hand at the sports for two hours of drills and games. Many players and their families enjoyed the rest of their evening at the Rapids game at the stadium just a short walk away.Team practices for youth football, women’s football, men’s football and hurling are in full swing. Midweek practices will take place at Garland Park in Denver, and Sunday practices and scrimmages will take place at Dick’s Sporting Goods fields. Please check the website DenverGaels.com for times, dates, locations, and directions.Hurling Pub leagues officially begin in May on Sunday afternoons from 4-6pm at the Dicks Sporting Goods fields at I-70 & Quebec. For more information or to register, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Denver Gaels membership dues can now be paid online, for details go to http://www.denvergaels.com/modules/wfchannel/index.php?pagenum=10, after payment a 2007 membership card will be mailed the address provided.The Denver Gaels hurling team competed in the Hurl ’til Yah Drop tournament in Chicago on Saturday April 21st. They gave their all during their matches with teams from Washington DC and Minneapolis, MN. Each year the number to hurling teams across the country continue to grow with American born players who become quickly hooked to this fantastic sport. We look forward to the many competitions to come.The 2007 league season will officially kick off on May 6th at the new Rapids complex, Dicks Sporting Goods Park at I70 and Quebec. The Irish Rover, Scruffy Murphy’s, Celtic Tavern and Fado will compete to be crowned hurling kingpins of the Rockies. Email us to get your name on your team now before the teams fill up! email@example.com.
The article quoted a spokesman for the Office of the First and Deputy First Minister having said: “This office is aware that a number of artifacts purported to be from the former Maze/Long Kesh site have been offered for sale on the internet auction site eBay. Purchasers should be aware that in many cases it is impossible to authenticate these artifacts and no individual has been given permission to remove anything from the site.”The eBay sales pitch referred to the five 5-kg pieces of rubble as: An absolute gem of memorabilia for anyone with an interest in the Northern Ireland Troubles and especially the Republican hunger strikers and offered for sale at a starting price of ﾣ1 Euro and $5 U.S. Prisoners convicted of terrorist offences after March 1, 1976 were housed in the eight new H-Blocks that had been constructed at the site, also known as Long Kesh. The hunger strike which would eventually see 10 Republican prisoners die began on March 1, 1981 when Bobby Sands, a 27-year-old who had served four years of a 14-year sentence for possessing firearms, began refusing food. He was joined on March 15 by fellow IRA Maze inmate Francis Hughes, while a week later, IRA man Raymond McCreesh and INLA prisoners leader Patsy O’Hara also joined.They demanded a return to “special status” which included the right to wear their own clothes, the right not to carry out prison work and the right to associate freely with other Republican inmates.
In March “The Emerald Diamond” was seen on SportsNet cable TV and played at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Stories in newspapers and on TV stations continue to pop up as sports media people learn about the inspirational story. Fitzgerald recently put a shortened version of the film on the Internet to help spread the word. Have a ten minute laugh at Irish Baseball MovieAs Fitzgerald continues to support baseball in Ireland, he recently started a charity to raise money for the Irish National Team and youth baseball programs in Ireland. You can learn more at Support Irish Baseball ; – there are also some outtakes from the movie on that website. Irish Basebll Movie ; Support Irish Baseball
A search in the Annunciation Catholic church records reveals that the most common Irish surnames in Leadville in 1880 were nearly identical with the most common surnames in the Beara peninsula, revealed in the Griffith Valuation Records of 1845:
Speaking in advance of the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform public meeting in Dublin held April 14, the Minister said the additional money will bring the total Government funding of ILIR to $133,000 since its establishment in December 2005. Since becoming Minister for Foreign Affairs, I have insisted that finding a resolution to the situation facing the undocumented be a key priority for my Department. I have repeatedly stressed the urgency of this issue in all my contacts with members of Congress and with the US Administration. During our visit to Washington last month, the Taoiseach and I placed the plight of the undocumented at the very top of our agenda in our meetings with President Bush and the key leaders in Congress. We also stressed the hardship experienced by so many families in Ireland when their relatives are unable to return home for important family events. The Taoiseach and I were greatly encouraged by the response in Washington and we believe that the prospects for the passage of a bill that would assist the undocumented are better now than at any stage in over fifteen years.