Friday, 30 October 2015
"Vince Keehan's song, "Working the Streets" from Kilfenora Music Festival - April 2013. Ann Kirrane, vocals/concertina, Garry O'Briain, piano & Musical Director, Ronan Greene, Fiddle & Barry Brady, Accordion. Video - Key Hideki-Nakao." Posted on Youtube on the 28th of May 2013 by Padraig Stevens.
Mick Flynn's song "Liscannor Bay" played by The Fiddle Case - Jon O'Connell, Eoin O'Neill, Quentin Cooper and Adam Shapiro - at the Doolin Folk Festival June 13th 2015. Posted on Youtube on the 7th of October 2015 by Anne-Lotte Paymans.
"Here is a small video showing a little bit of Killaloe, County Clare and Ballina, Co Tipperary. The two villages are separated only by a bridge over the river Shannon." Posted on Youtube on the 3rd of October 2015 by Videocopter Ireland.
"GE created a unique energy management solution to help the Whitegate power plant facility reduce costs and improve overall plant efficiency. With advanced diagnostics and metrics, the Whitegate power plant makes better decisions with the management of big data. GE has the ability to leverage data to help customers use software and analytics to form a more intelligent power station. As technology and data continues to merge, the industrial internet will continue to play a key role in the success of power plants globally." Posted on Youtube on the 23rd of October 2015 by GE-Power Services.
Tuesday, 27 October 2015
Friday, 23 October 2015
Part of encore set featuring Brid O'Gorman. With Eoin O'Neill, Dermot Byrne, Tim Collins, Kevin Crawford, Quentin Cooper, Adam Shapiro, Jon O'Connell and Luka Bloom. Playing the Gold Ring and the Leitrim Jig followed by an unknown reel.
Part of encore set with Eoin O'Neill, Joan Hanrahan, Brid O'Gorman, Yvonne Casey, Lorraine O'Brien, Dermot Byrne, Kevin Crawford, Tim Collins, Quentin Cooper, Terry Bingham, Kevin Griffin, Adam Shapiro, Luka Bloom, Jon O'Connell and Aoibheann Queally.
The Girl of County Clare, composed by W. J. Wetmore in 1856, sung here by James Patrick Callahan with Dan Savin on piano. Posted on Youtube on the 12th of October 2015 by James Callahan.
"The world's first gay and lesbian matchmaking and music weekend, The Outing, was held on the first weekend of October this year in the small village of Lisdoonvarna in County Clare. This year's festival was extra special as on May 22, the Republic of Ireland made history as the first country in the world to recognize marriage equality by popular vote. The electorate voted YES to include a new clause about marriage in the Constitution: 'Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex'. The Outing’s 2015 edition (2 – 4 October) as a result promised to be even bigger and better than before and it did not disappoint. Open to everyone, straight, the LGBT community, and their friends and families, the fantastic line up of Irish and international stars left everyone smiling." Posted on Youtube on the 8th of October 2015 by discoverireland.
"Epic Journeys Ellis Island brings to life the experiences of people who left Ireland around the end of the 19th Century and passed through the Immigration Station at Ellis Island before scattering to all parts of North America to begin a new life. The exhibition is the result of a research project undertaken by Ireland Reaching Out (www.IrelandXO.com) with the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, as part of the Government’s Emigrant Support Programme. The exhibition has been on display in Tulla, County Clare, since August 2015 and has been warmly received by both the local community and also the extended Diaspora community of Tulla." Posted on Youtube on the 6th of October 2015 by Ireland Reaching Out.
"Camping, Kayaking, Skiking & Knitting is something that I love to do during any day off. Weekend is a perfect time to escape from the place where you spend your week and try to go and see something new. Drive somewhere where you haven't been before." Posted on Youtube on the 4th of October 2015 by Barbara Nalewko.
Cllr Pat Hayes, Chairman, 1916/2016 Steering Group; Heather Humphreys, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht; An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, Cllr James Breen, Cathaoirleach, Clare County Council; An Tanaiste and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton; Alan Kelly, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government and Helen Walsh, Clare County Librarian and Clare County Council 1916/2016 Co-ordinator.
Tuesday, 20 October 2015
Friday, 16 October 2015
Riches of Clare Concert in Feakle, August 2015, with Eileen O'Brien, Andrew McNamara, and Geraldine Cotter
"Eileen O'Brien, Andrew McNamara, and Geraldine Cotter performing at the last Riches of Clare concert of the 2015 season on August 10, 2015 as part of the Feakle Festival (03)." Posted on Youtube on the 18th of August 2015 by Niamhaines.
"In June 2015, Ireland Reaching Out helped Paper Buck, who had travelled from the USA, to locate the homestead of his ancestors in County Clare. John Creedon and his team were there to film the moment when Paper stood on his ancestors' land for the first time." The McNamara family are listed on the 1901 Census here (bottom of page). Posted on Youtube on the 7th of October 2015 by Ireland Reaching Out.
Thursday, 15 October 2015
In a New York Times review, Michiko Kakutani said of the novel
“It’s like a Tarantino remake of “The Harder They Come” but with a soundtrack by Bob Marley and a script by Oliver Stone and William Faulkner, with maybe a little creative boost from some primo ganja.”
In addition to his £50,000 prize and trophy, James also received a designer bound edition of his book and a further £2,500 for being shortlisted. He can also expect a dramatic increase in sales of the book.
Author Debbie Thomas inspires young readers in Kilmihil, Kildysart, Corofin and Newmarket, County Clare
Included in feedback on the event from Kildysart Library, Branch Librarian Margaret Sheehan commented, “The pupils really enjoyed the event and promised to take on board Debbie’s advice of writing ideas down to turn into stories. All of Debbie’s books that I had in the library were borrowed by the classes attending on the day.”
Wednesday, 14 October 2015
Monday, 5 October 2015
Riches of Clare Concert in Feakle, August 2015, with Mary McNamara, Eileen O'Brien, Andrew McNamara, and Geraldine Cotter
"Mary McNamara, Eileen O'Brien, Andrew McNamara, and Geraldine Cotter performing at the last Riches of Clare concert of the 2015 season as part of the Feakle Festival on August 10, 2015 (01)." Posted on Youtube on the 16th of August 2015 by Niamhaines.
The Kilfenora Céilí Band with the Michael Donnelan Dancers on RTE's Up For The Final TV programme, recorded prior to the 1995 All Ireland Hurling Final. Posted on Youtube on the 20th of August 2015 by Garry Shannon.
Mr Singh My Heart's Delight, a short film made in 1971 starring Sheila Matchett, Paul Hoffman Bill McCaddon and Renu Setna, produced by Peter Chesney, with cameraman Roger Pratt, from a story written by Brian Friel. Posted on Youtube on the 20th of April 2014 by Paul Hoffmann.
"RTÉ (Irish public radio) documentary on Field Day marking the 25th anniversary of the opening night of Brian Friel's play 'Translations'. Includes interviews with Prof Kevin Whelan of the Keough-Naughton Institute at the University of Notre Dame, and Stephen Rea, Field Day co-founder. First aired 23 September 2005." Posted on Youtube on the 24th of February 2015 by Field Day.
Friday, 2 October 2015
The pilot project, entitled "50 Irish Books", features books by Irish writers published between 2009 and 2013. Each title on the list comes with links to a wide range of reviews and author interviews, along with many other online text, audio and video resources. The aim is to highlight the variety of resources relating to contemporary Irish writing for the information and enjoyment of the reading public and to support courses on Irish literature taught internationally. The 50 selected books span fiction, memoir, short stories, poetry and drama. The team at UCD say that they look forward to developing and amplifying 50 Irish Books through the participation of readers, writers, academics and publishers.