Toast by President of Ireland at Windsor Castle
"However long it may have taken, Your Majesty, I can assure you that this first State Visit of a President of Ireland to the United Kingdom is a very visible sign of the warmth and maturity of the relationship between our two countries. It is something to be truly welcomed and celebrated." Singing priest surprises bride and groom with special version of Hallelujah
Father Ray Kelly, a priest in County Meath, surprised two newlyweds Chris and Leah O’Kane with a personalised version Jeff Buckley’s Hallelujah. President Higgins at the Houses of Parliament, Westminster
On the first day of this State Visit, I have been graciously and warmly welcomed by
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle, and I have come to this place from a poignant and uplifting visit to Westminster Abbey. I am greatly honoured to be the first President of Ireland to address you in this distinguished Palace of Westminster. President Higgins offers condolences to Geldof family
Following the death of Peaches Geldof, President Higgins offered his sympathies to the Geldof family.
Rare geep (hybrid goat-sheep) born to a ewe in
Two weeks ago, a rare hybrid of
goat-sheep, also known as a 'geep', was born to a ewe owned
by farmer and publican Paddy Murphy, from Kildare.
WATCH: An Astronaut's Guide to Ireland
Retired ISS Commander Chris Hadfield has featured in four
promotional videos by Tourism Ireland. Canadian astronaut
Hadfield became Ireland's adopted spaceman when he tweeted
many picture of Ireland from space, dressed up in a green
bow tie and green jumper for St. Patrick's Day, and sang
Danny Boy from the space station.
Calling all O’Meachairs / Mahers / Meaghers / Marrs
/ Meachars to Come on Home!
On 22nd and 23rd August 2014, a two-day celebration
of the ancient O’Meachair clan and their traditional
homeland, the Barony of Ikerrin, will be held.
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