Of the two major political parties in England, a Tory is a member of the Conservative Party. Ironically, before the late 17 Century in Ireland, a Tory was an Irish outlaw who favored killing British soldiers.
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Actor Tom Cruise has been presented with a Certificate of Irish Heritage. His ancestors date back to the 12th Century to a Norman knight who arrived in Ireland with Strongbow, leading to the conquest of Ireland by the English.
Pres. Obama will be traveling to the G8 conference in July being held in Co. Fermanagh but he will not visit the Republic at this time. He stated to PM Enda Kenny that he will visit with him later in the year.
Dublin based “Sideline Productions” is seeking to film an Irish version of “Cheers” for the Irish language station TG4. If approved it will start filming in late 2013.
Hillary Clinton has personally thanked Dan Rooney, former US Ambassador to Ireland, for his service in a ceremony at the White House.
The rabbit is the most common Irish mammal. It is found everywhere and eats vegetation including crops. It is not native to Ireland but was introduced by the Normans for hunting.
Posted in This and That on Jan 23rd, 2013
Hook Lighthouse in Wexford is the world’s oldest operational lighthouse. It is open to the public all year.
‘Bulmer’s Irish Cider’ is made of 17 varieties of apples and is fermented for up to two years. Outside of Ireland, it is called ‘Magners.’
Champ or Poundies is a dish of mashed potatoes mixed with scallions and milk, formed into a peak with a well of melted butter in the center. The correct way of eating champ is to take a spoonful of potato from the outer edge and dip each bite into the butter.
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