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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 »

What’s happening in Ireland in 2012

2011 is fast coming to an end, but there are some great festivals and activities lined up around the country for 2012. Whether you live in Ireland and are looking for something to do, or are planning a trip to the emerald isle this coming year, our month-by-month slider below will keep you busy during your time there. Read More »

The Flying Toads

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Free Download – The GotIreland.com Family Tree

I’ve created and made available a free download of a family tree chart, to help you document your ancestry. Instructions: 1. Fill it out putting as much detail as possible that you know about the person (dates and places of birth/death, maiden names, occupation, etc). 2. If you find that you need to go back further than a great-great grandparent, ... Read More »

Free Music Monday

Music is at the heart and soul of Irish culture. From the Bodhran player, to the fiddler. From the jig to the reel. Irish music has played a significant role in developing Irish culture and customs. We celebrate it here... 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 »

Cady Finlayson

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