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Freedom of Cork for President Higgins

On Thursday 24 April 2014, President Michael D. Higgins will become the fifth President of Ireland to receive the Freedom of Cork. As Aodh Quinlivan details in his book on the history of...

Alzheimer's Tea Day

Put the kettle on this Alzheimer's Tea Day to raise much-needed funds for this worthy charity. On Thursday 1 May, people all over Ireland will host tea parties, play tea games and quizzes and...

Pirate Queen Festival

The annual Pirate Queen Festival takes place over the May Bank Holiday weekend 2–5 May 2014 and there'll be plenty of pirate-themed activities for everyone, from sampling Grainne Ale to...

Book launch: A Long Walk South

When Sean Rothery retired, a doctor told him to take a walk of a few miles every day. Sean decided to walk a little further – 2,300km from the North Sea to the Mediterranean! The launch...

Book launch: This is Wicklow

Pat Nolan, actor and theatre owner (formerly Fair City ) will launch This is Wicklow by Michael Delahunty in Bridge Street Books , Wicklow, on Wednesday 30 April 2014. It all kicks off at...

Book launch: Blackpool to the Front

'Blackpool to the Front!'  was a rallying cry first heard at Étreux in August 1914 when the Royal Munster Fusiliers halted an entire German Army. Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr...

Zoe Devlin - wildflower hunter!

Zoë Devlin will be busy over the coming months – her new book is just out and she's in demand with nature lovers all over Ireland! Waterford Regional Gardening Club : Talk...

Dublin Orchid Fair

The annual Dublin Orchid Fair takes place in the National Botanic Gardens on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 April 2014. Orchid expert (and author) Brendan Sayers will be on hand to answer any...

Pilgrim Paths Festival

John G. O'Dwyer has been instrumental in arranging a new festival – Pilgrim Paths Ireland – that will take place on Easter Saturday 19 April 2014. There are pilgrim paths all...

Book launch: Ireland's Western Islands

We're very excited that Ireland's Western Islands by John Carlos will get three launches (and not just because two of them bring us back to the gorgeous western islands of Ireland!):...

Anniversary of a hanging

Sixty years ago on 20 April 1954 Michael Manning was hanged for murder. He was the last person to be executed by the Irish State, a shocking statistic for those who think capital punishment was...

Michael Carney in Springfield

On Thursday 17 April, Michael Carney will speak as part of Springfield Museums' A La Carte Lecture Series . Michael will speak about growing up on the Great Blasket Island in Ireland, his...

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