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OLympic Trivia

From 1896 to 1916, Irish men and women won 18 medals, but they are listed as British medals. In 2008 three medals were brought home to Ireland all in boxing.

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Olympic Torch In Omagh June 5

Whenever representatives of Conway Mill Trust visit Derry to present grants and/or meet with members of the community groups Conway Mill Trust supports – Altram and Naiscoil na Rinne (Irish language organizations), Dove House, or the Museum of Free Derry – they always stay at The Abbey Bed & Breakfast—Why? Because owners Seamus Kennedy and […]

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Olympic Trivia

The Americans are the only country not to dip their flag before the reviewing stand during the Olympic ceremony. This began at the Summer games in 1908 when the games were held at Shepherd’s Bush, London, when America was seen as a backward colony by the British, and they were placed behind all the other […]

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Summer Olympics Torch Run

The 70-day relay of the Olympic torch begins today, May 19th, and arrives at the opening ceremony in London on July 27th. It will arrive in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on June 3 and pass through more than 60 towns and villages including Holywood, Newtownards, Banger and Bushmills on the 3rd. Among other towns on the […]

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