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James Joyce’s Bloomsday, in honor of Ulysses – 16th June

Bloomsday, held annually on 16 June, marks the day in which the life of Irish writer, James Joyce, is celebrated. The 16th of June is not the date of Joyce’s death or birth – it’s actually the day on which the events of his most famous novel, Ulysses, are set. I’m sure, like a lot of other events on the ... Read More »

Irish American Presidents

The topic of Irish-American presidents came up recently in a conversation I was having, and it made me wonder how many US presidents has there been that claim Irish ancestry. According to Wikipedia, there has been 22 American presidents, who claim to be of Irish descent. That’s half of all US Presidents! President Obama, who in fact does have an ... Read More »

Blarney Castle Owner in Horse Dispute

The owner of Blarney Castle has gone up against a bloodstock agent in a battle over the ownership rights of a racehorse. ¬†Charles Colthurst, owner of Blarney Castle, claimed the horse was a gift to him, while his friend Hugo Merry, insisted the horse was part of a 60:40 ownership agreement. A judge in the Cork Circuit Court ruled in ... Read More »

Oscar Wilde

Today marks the 111th anniversary of the death of Oscar Wilde. ¬†To commemorate the milestone, his Paris tomb has been renovated and unveiled today in a ceremony attended by his only grandson. Amazingly, the previous monument was worn down by the grease from the thousands of kisses it received, which ate away at the stonework. Read more on this story ... Read More »