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A Story of True Love for Valentine’s Day

In 1915 Joseph Mary Plunkett joined the Irish Republican Brotherhood and quickly rose in rank to become a leader of the Easter Rising of 1916. Joseph had contracted Tuberculosis at an early age and struggled with poor health all of his life.  Joseph was well educated and even wrote a book of poetry.  One of his
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Kansas City’s Own – The Elders Band

Have you ever heard Kansas City’s world famous Elders Band? The Elders Band was founded in 1998. Since their founding they have released seven studio albums, four live albums and three DVD’s. This world famous six piece Irish American Folk Band will be touring around the U.S. from March until October so you should find them near
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Local Talent Bringing Irish Music to the World

        I first saw and heard this lovely lady performing with Scartaglen in the old Hollywood Theatre in Leavenworth, Kansas. Until that night I had never heard of Connie Dover but after hearing her sing, I would never forget her. The performance was part of a fund raiser for the Leavenworth St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
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You are in Dublin and want to have some craic

You have finally made your way to the “Old Sod.” Perhaps you have spent several days traveling to famous locations loaded with Irish history or just visiting the beautiful landscapes. If you are traveling on your own you may be looking for some good food and a bit of craic on one of your evenings in
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Are you Irish only once a year?

At least once a year on March 17th everyone is Irish or wants to be. It might be just to wear your favorite Irish T-Shirt or maybe an excuse to drink a few extra pints of Guinness. If you don’t have a direct connection to your Irish ancestry you may be able to check it
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A Traditional Christmas Greeting To You

The magical Emerald Green Island is truly a land of history and tradition. Centuries before fact or fiction could be written down the stories were passed down by the bards. The bards were both a walking, singing encyclopedia and the main source for news on the island nation. St. Patrick brought Christianity to the pagans
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The Gift of Blarney

Ireland is filled with a natural beauty. It is famous for its 40 shades of green but that is just a start. A photographic tour around the Ring of Kerry with its majesty will fill the largest SD card on any digital camera. The charms of Ireland are not limited to its scenery but also
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Jack O’Lanterns

As the days grow shorter and the air turns crisp and the leaves start to show their gorgeous autumn colors, pumpkins ripen, and start showing up everywhere and in everything from coffee to air freshener. Pumpkins are native to America, but the practice of carving Jack O’Lanterns originated in Ireland. So how does that work?
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Who Invented Whiskey?

Few topics have flared tempers in pubs more than the question: Who invented whiskey? Was it the Irish, the Scots, or someone you’d least expect, like the Chinese or Arabs? Whisk(e)y is sunshine in a glass. Uisge baugh, or water of life in Scots Gaelic, and uisge beatha, water of life in Irish Gaelic. It’s the cure
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Dublin, a Viking City?

Dublin is an iconic city, where the Liffey meets the Irish sea. It’s a city that’s full of monuments, beautiful architecture, art, and bridges. It’s the seat of Irish culture, music, textiles, and all things Irish. In fact, ask anyone to name a city in Ireland and chances are that Dublin is the first city
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