Thursday, 20 December 2012
"A song written by Paddy Commane of the Clare Celts and sung by Brendan Keane from County Clare." Posted on Youtube on the 16th of december 2012 by Patricia Keane.
"One of the true classics of Christmas this old Silly Symphony shows Santa delivering presents and decorating the tree for one house on Christmas Eve." Posted on Youtube on the 29th of october 2012 by SirChristmasCartoons.
Posted on Youtube on the 7th of November 2008 by annshelann.
Posted on Youtube on the 6th of August 2008 by PeekaProductions.
In December 2012, Laureate na nÓg Niamh Sharkey along with students from Griffeen Valley Educate Together worked collaboratively to create a Christmas Window for Hodges Figgis Bookstore in Dublin. You can find out more about Laureate na na nOg on childrenslaureate.ie or childrensbooksireland.ie.
Friday, 14 December 2012
"Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill live at Copenhagen Folk Club September 15th 2012." Posted on Youtube on the 16th of September 2012 by HerrBlackwood.
"Kitty O'Shea's, barndance / Edel Fox, concertina & Niall Byrne, fiddle. Recorded in the Community Hall, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare, at the 40th Willie Clancy Summer School, July 2012." Posted on Youtube on the 30th of November 2012 by ITMAVideos.
EL James's Fifty Shades of Grey has been named Popular Fiction Book of the Year at the Specsavers National Book Awards in London. The erotic novel is the first of a trilogy which has sold over 60 million copies worldwide. Lee Child won the Crime Book of the Year award for his novel A Wanted Man, the 17th Jack Reacher novel. Comedian Miranda Hart was awarded the non-fiction prize for Is It Just Me, in which she shares embarrassing stories from her life and provide a Miran-ual for life. Sports broadcaster Claire Balding took home the Biography of the Year award for her book My Animals and Other Family, a sensitive and humourous memoir about growing up amid animals and an eccentric family. The newly trim Hairy Bikers, Si King and Dave Myers, won the Food and Drink Book of the Year award for The Hairy Dieters: How to Love Food and Lose Weight a book of tasty recipes that are low in calories and big on flavour. Little Britain star David Walliams won the Children's Book of the Year category for his book Ratburger, a hilarious, action-packed and touching novel about a little girl called Zoe. The New Writer of the Year award went to the Booker-nominated Rachel Joyce, for The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. This year's Booker Prize winner, Hilary Mantel, was chosen as the UK author of the year for a second time. US author Eowyn Ivey was named International Author of the Year for her book, The Snow Child, about an Alaskan couple who sculpt a child out of snow. The Outstanding Achievement award went to crime writer Ian Rankin for his contribution to literature. The public are now invited to vote online for the Specsavers Book of the Year, the nominees of which comprise the winners of all ten categories. Click on http://www.nationalbookawards.co.uk/book-of-the-year-vote/ to vote. The final result will be announced on 26th December. Previous winners have included One Day by David Nicholls and Caitlin Moran’s How To Be A Woman.
"RTE TV series 'Nationwide' feature on Liscannor Stone. This feature includes footage of our Quarries, Flagstone products, Staff and interviews with members of our Family run business. Geologist Dr. Eamon Doyle from Clare County Council was also on site and gave a very insightful interview on the geographical history of Liscannor Stone." Posted on Youtube on the 12th of November 2012 by Shane O Connor.
"This video was filmed during my month long Dialogue program in Ballyvaughan, Ireland while attending Northeastern University. It shows my group and I hiking up the Burren area of Ballyvaughan with our tour guide Shane." Shot and edited by Anthony Gentles. Posted on Youtube on the 14th of November 2012 by Antknee729.
Part 2 of a 6 part series BBC series on the Story of Science. Posted on Youtube on the 22nd of April 2012 by TheDocumentarySite.
Friday, 7 December 2012
The Brock McGuire Band playing Chase Me Charlie, Dance Boatman Dance, Poor Aul' Liza Jane and Miss Monaghan's Reel at St. Cronin's Church in Tuamgraney, County Clare, on October 22nd 2012, as part of the Celtic Traditions Concert Series. Posted on Youtube on the 2nd of December 2012 by therapyfortheheart.
"Spailpín a Rún; The blackbird, air & set-dance/Rick Epping. Recorded at the harmonica recital, GAA grounds, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare, at the 40th Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy, July 2012." Posted on Youtube on the 30th of November 2012 by ITMAVideos.
"This video was filmed during my month long Dialogue program in Ballyvaughan, Ireland while attending Northeastern University. It shows the Burren Birds of Prey bird show that we attended in Ballyvaughan. The audio in the video is 'Bridge 2' by Toju Ometoruwa." Posted on Youtube onthe 13th of November 2012 by Antknee729.
"Michael Mosley embarks on an informative and ambitious journey exploring how the evolution of scientific understanding is intimately interwoven with society's historical path. Michael begins with the story of one of the great upheavals in human history - how we came to understand that our planet was not at the centre of everything in the cosmos, but just one of billions of bodies in a vast and expanding universe." Posted on Youtube on the 22nd of April 2012 by TheDocumentarySite.
Tuesday, 4 December 2012
Olympic star Katie Taylor was one of the winners of the recent Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards. Katie won the Lifestyle Sports Sports Book of the Year for her book My Olympic Dream which tells how she got into boxing and how she prepared for the Olympics and looks back on the triumph that changed her life forever. The late Maeve Binchy’s last novel A Week inWinter was named The Eason Popular Fiction Book of the Year. Just Mary by Mary O’Rourke won the RTÉ Radio 1’s John Murray Show Listeners’ Choice Award. Clare born Edna O’ Brien’s autobiography Country Girl was named The Argosy Non-Fiction Book of the Year.
Other winners were:
Eason Novel of the Year:
Ancient Light by John Banville
Ireland AM Crime Fiction Book of the Year:
Broken Harbour by Tana French
Avonmore Cookbook of the Year:
Eat like an Italian by Catherine Fulvio
Lifestyle Sports Sports Book of the Year:
My Olympic Dream by Katie Taylor
Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year:
The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan
International Education Services Best Irish Published Book of the Year:
Atlas of the Great Irish Famine by John Crowley, William J. Smyth and Mike Murphy
Specsavers Children’s Book of the Year: Junior
This Moose Belongs to Me by Oliver Jeffers
Specsavers Children’s Book of the Year: Senior
Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer
Bord Gáis Energy Bookshop of the Year:
Bridge Street Books, Wicklow Town
The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards took place in the RDS where over 50 Irish authors gathered with 350 guests to celebrate the best of Irish literature published in the last year. Among those in attendance were Senator David Norris, hurling star Lar Corbett, comedian Maeve Higgins, novelists Joseph O’ Connor and Cecelia Ahern and children’s author Derek Landy. This is the seventh year of the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards, which are dedicated to honouring Irish writers across the entire publishing spectrum. The public were asked to vote for their favourite titles in the shortlist for each category and over 42, 000 votes were cast this year. The public can now vote for their overall Bord Gáis Energy Book of the Year by going to www.irishbookawards.ie. Voting is open until December 14th and the winner will be announced on Monday 16th December. Last year’s winner was Belinda McKeown for her debut novel, Solace.