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What is the top Irish movie of all time?
That is what Jameson whiskey in conjunction with 'The Dubliner' magazine asked 10,000 people in a July 2005 poll. Throughout these pages we have marked the top ten at the top of each and its ranking.


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Christmas Page: 1

Soul-stirring Christmas performances filmed at Galway's famed Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas, the living symbol of a modern city with ancient traditions. It's a night of extraordinary talent, featuring hundreds of beautiful voices from The Galway Baroque Singers and The Choristers of Belfast Cathedral. This special Irish Christmas celebration continues at such venerable locations as the Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed Into Heaven and The Spanish Arch.
Click here for A Galway Christmas


An Irish Christmas
A Musical Celebration

The program opens with a delightful Christmas pageant of song pays tribute to the old city of Dublin as it celebrates its millennium. Join a spectacular cast of singers and musicians marking the occasion with an enchanting evening of Irish Yuletide magic at St. Patrick's Cathedral.
Click here for An Irish Christmas - a musical celebration.


An Irish Holiday

As one reviewer said, this video gem is "like a warm blanket on a cold night." The presentation switches between some of the most traditional and regional Irish holiday songs, and scenes from a dinner where guests relate favorite Christmas memories.
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Christmas Page: 1

 

Tue, Aug 26, 2014


The idols of Boa Island

Boa is at the lower end of Lough Erne in Co. Fermanagh. Here, in the ancient Caldragh cemetery are two pre-Christian stone figures - the Janus statue and a smaller statue, the Lusty Man. Shown is the more famous of the two - a double-sided figure of two beings carved back-to-back. Interestingly, this type of figure is often referred to when the calendar year has just turned and we are glancing back even as we move forward. Also, the month of January is named after Janus, the Roman god of doors and gates. Often flowers and coins are left at the base of both statues - perhaps for good luck in the new year? Speculation as to what the idols represent continues.
Photo Credit: Bucknell University

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Can't Find it?!

Our Library is compiled from what we know and like. If you can't find what you're looking for read on.
• First: go to Amazon -
There's no escaping the fact that they are the largest catalog.
Note: There are multiple Amazons and they do not carry exactly the same items. Any one of the U.S., U.K. and Canada sites may not have the item but another Amazon will. Each site will ship anywhere in the world. Try them all before you give up.
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• Second: Amazon doesn't have it? Alright, try ALibris they are the place for 'books you never thought you'd find'. They now carry videos. The prices vary, since they are offered from various sources.
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• Last: Nothing Worked?
E-Mail us, we'll give it a go. Click for Russ & Bridget.


 

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