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Spike Island 0

Spike Island sits in Corks harbour, one of the world’s largest natural harbours. It is 104 acres, half a mile in length and one third of a mile in breadth. Its prime location has been the reason for its use as a monastery, defence and prison. Its history is rich and varied.
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Secaucus Celtic Trade Show

Secaucus Celtic Trade Show 0

For the first time in many years, we are delighted to announce that we will be attending the Celtic Trade Show in Secaucus, New Jersey. This stems from our most successful Showcase Trade Show in Dublin last January. 

Secaucus is hosted in the wonderful Embassy Suites where since Secaucus' inception, has been a brilliant opportunity for USA and Canadian buyers to enhance existing business relationships and create new business relationships with many Irish businesses. 

St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day 0

Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, Australia, Nigeria and Monteserrat. He was born Magonus Saccatus Patricius in 387 AD and died in 461 AD, on the 17th of March. He was not Irish by birth, but by vocation.  There are many legends and symbolism associated to him.
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Gaelic Football

Gaelic Football 0

Gaelic football is one of Ireland's national sports. It is a team sport and local pride is one of the main motivators of the game. Whether you tog out in community or county colours, pride and passion fuel you on that pitch. The leather football is punted, passed and kicked from the goalposts at one end of the pitch to the other. This is a high energy and stamina match between teams that both desperately want to win. Gaelic football is an amateur sport. Players are not paid to play; players line out in their club and county colours with passion and pride.
Showcase – Ireland’s Creative Expo®

Showcase – Ireland’s Creative Expo® 0

January 21st - 24th 2018 will see the RDS Dublin alive with exhibitors and retailers. The exhibition is presented by Showcase Ireland Events Ltd for the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland. Internationally it is promoted by Enterprise Ireland.

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The Greater Chernobyl Cause

The Greater Chernobyl Cause 0

 For over 20 years Lee Valley Ireland has made annual donations to The Greater Chernobyl Cause. We donate: jackets, warm flannel pajamas, shirts, and Aran knits. Our donations have been worn by the impoverished in Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan
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