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T h e I r i sh C o n t r i b u t i o n T o T h e A m er i can W ar Fo r I n d ep en d en ce The Colonial Uprising that we now know and that most Americans still celebrate; changed the history of North America and our World in ways that could not have been envisioned by the Founding Fathers and participating Rebels. Those who conceived this great experiment in self government were for the most part loyal subjects of the British who primarily wanted more say in local affairs for many various reasons. Among them were a multitude of patriots of Irish birth or extraction. A lot more were Celts of every kind including primarily

Scots-Irish and Scots by either ancestry or birth. Our purpose with this feature is to single out a few of the most prominent of these brave and inspired souls and to raise a general awareness of the grand and far reaching roles that the Irish and our Celtic kin played in helping to create the most amazing and enduring Republic that has existed so far in the history of man. It seems to be one of those fascinating paradoxes of life that the more that we learn on a subject; the more aware we become of

longest-lived signatory of the Declaration of Independence, dying at age 95. Four of the eight were born in Ireland; among them was James Smith. who was Even prior to the remarkable contingent of Irish Irish Officers and soldiers that General George born about 1719. The family became Washington drew to service during the War for Colonists in order Lorem ipsum dolortositsurvive amet,and escape the Independence, the Colonial Irish were deeply abusive land clearings (ethnic cleansing) of sadipscing elitr, sed diam committed to the American Cause. Nine Colonials consetetur the times taking place in Ireland. In 1729 with clear ties to Ireland were signers to the nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut when Smith was 10 years old, the family original Declaration Of Independence in 1776. started their new life in Chester, P A. labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, It was an All In Game as each of them not only opted for freedom; they signed their own British sed diam voluptua.law At vero eos et became a Smith apprenticed and quickly Death Warrants too. Some signatories to the fabled well known and respected lawyer. He took to et justo duo dolores et ea document did pay the ultimate price and many lost accusam writing legal opinions denying the authority their fortunes and homes. rebum. Stet clita kasd gubergren, no the British Crown over the colonies in The nine signers who were of Irish extraction were sea takimata sanctus est Lorem ipsum America. He was one of the first patriots to Irish born, Scots Irish or Ulster Irish and only one dolor amet. Lorem ipsum dolor sit raise sit a militia group in York, PA. He also was Catholic. They all had a deeper disdain for amet, sadipscing elitr,Congress sed the British Monarchy and rule than the average joinedconsetetur the American Continental in Colonial. diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt was July 1775; a year before the Declaration and ratified. labore et dolore magna aliquyam Char les Car roll of Carrollton in Maryland utproclaimed

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was the only Catholic among them. Carrol also has the distinction of being the

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how little we know. That is what will happen now if you read on. The Irish were an integral part of the great team and eclectic bunch of factions, individuals, groups and nations that under George Washington's inspired leadership helped forge one of the greatest nations on our planet!

Happy Independence Day Erin Go Bragh! Jim McDonough, Publisher

Washington's I r ish Spy One of the best shows with an historic theme on Netflix over the past few years has been Washington's Spies. It turns out, one of the characters is based on a real life here of the Revolutionary Period,

Hercules M ulligan Mulligan was born in County Derry and may well have been one of the key players in the War because his intelligence probably saved Washington's life. When the British took control of New York, Mulligan remained in the city as an espionage agent, posing as a Loyalist and gathering vital information from British soldiers during their meetings in his clothing store. Mulligan?s vital communiquĂŠs included the British plan to invade Pennsylvania and a warning that British agents intended to kidnap George Washington.


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W ex f o r d B o r n C o m m o d o r e Jo h n B ar r y : "Father of the American Navy" Jo h n B ar r y i s p i ct u r ed h er e i n h i s i co n i c p o r t r ai t by Gi l b er t St u ar t John Barry was an American Colonist and Sea Captain who traced his roots to County Wexford. With the blessings and hopes of his own parents, he had fled Ireland and gone to see under the guidance of his uncle about 1755 at the age of 10. Because of the upheavals and land policies in Ireland, his family had been driven from their ancestral home by the British. His parents and four siblings were impoverished and existing as poor tenant farmers under the Draconian penal and land laws of the time which discriminated against Catholics.

Lexington, the first commission issued by the Continental Congress,. Just three months later, Barry became the first U.S. Navy captain to seize a British ship (H.M.S. Edward). Later in the closing days of the war while commanding the U.S.S. Alliance in March of 1783; Barry and crew won the final naval battle of the American Revolution off the coast of Cape Canaveral. In 1797, Barry, who is now known and remembered as The Father of the American Navy, was issued Commodore Commission Number One in the U.S. Navy by President George Washington.

Barry was an honorable and fearless leader as well as a man of After a few years at serving on his uncles' ships, Barry arrived in great integrity; he was above all an American Patriot. Philadelphia as a young teenager. His ambitious nature abilities Loremand ipsum dolor sit amet, helped him quickly rise from seaman to mate to Captain at thesadipscing age As didsed all of the Founding Fathers, Military Leaders and "Rebels"in consetetur elitr, diam of 21. In 1776, he was given his first command, anonumy schoonereirmod and a tempor the invidunt War Of Independence; he risked everything to help the cause. ut crew of five, making several voyages a year to Barbados. Once offered 100,000 British pounds and command of any frigate labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat,

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At the start of hostilities, Barry was chosen to outfit and provision America's First Commodore was laid to rest in the graveyard of St. amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed ships for the fledgling Continental Navy. He did the job so well that Mary's Catholic Church in Philadelphia. nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt in December 1775, he was given command of thediam U.S.S. ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, sed diam voluptua. At vero eos et


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I r i sh b o r n B r i gad i er Gen er al Ri ch ar d M o n t go m er y General Montgomery was an officer in the Continental Army who had first served honorably in the British Army. Montgomery was born in County Donegal around 1737 and he was raised and educated in Ireland. In 1754, he enrolled at Trinity College, Dublin, and two years later (August, 1738) enlisted in the British Army and was sent to serve in Nova Scotia soon after. He steadily rose through the ranks, serving in Colonial North America and then the Caribbean. He was then stationed at the British outpost, Fort Detroit and then New York. Unhappy because of lack of promotion, he went back to England. In 1772, he left the British Army and then went to back to the American Colony of New York. There, in 1773, he married Janet Livingston who was from a prominent Colonial Family and they started farming. When the American Revolutionary War broke out, Montgomery immediately joined the Rebellion! In May, 1775, he was elected as a delegate to the New York Provincial Congress. Events were moving quickly and by June of 1775, he had been commissioned as a Brigadier General in the newly formed Continental Army. Early War strategy called for an invasion of Canada primarily to get supplies and to guard against an invasion from the north by the British. After the controversial (some say incompetent) Gen. Philip Schuyler became too ill to lead the invasion; Montgomery took over the command. He captured Fort St. Johns and then Montreal (then a Fort) in November Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, 1775, and then advanced the better fortified garrison city of Quebec. consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam Another force under the command of the (later infamous) General Benedict nonumy Arnold was to join Montgomery's contingent in the attack.eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, Despite the seemingly good start for the invasion of Canada; the campaign sedAmericans. diam voluptua. faltered and then turned into a major setback for the On At vero eos et December 31, 1775, while attacking the Wall of the Fortress accusam et Quebec, justo duo dolores et ea Montgomery was killed in action. He had served rebum. honorably in the British Stet clita kasd gubergren, no Army so after find and identifying his body on the battlefield, the British sea takimata sanctus buried him with respect. His body was returned to the US in 1818 andest Lorem ipsum

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Revolutionar y Facts About I reland & The USA I r ish Sur names: Smith and Jones are the two most popular names in England and the UK. Interestingly the name "Smith" in Ireland is often a translation of MacGabhann, which is a Gaelic name meaning "son of Goibhniu," who was the Celtic deity of metallurgy.

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The first newspaper outside America to publish the first text of the American Declaration Of Independence was the Belfast News Letter in its edition of August 23-27, 1776

Philatelic Cohor ts, Ireland & the USA have jointly issued postage stamps to commemorate the American Bi-Centennial in 1976 and in 1981 to honor James Hoban, the Irish immigrant who became the architect of the White House and who laid out the grid for Washington DC. Hoban is known today mostly for the upscale Irish Pub in Dupont Circle named after him! Way to go Amerikey!! .

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Signer s & Patr iots; Continued from Page 3 Smith was a member of the Continental Congress (1776-1778) and served in the

Irish Arts & Entertainment John Dunlap was born in Strabane, County Tyrone in 1747. At the age of ten, he was apprenticed to his uncle, William Dunlap, a printer and bookseller in Philadelphia. The craft served him well

and of the Continental Congress, 1776-1777

as he was later to print the first 200 copies of the Declaration of Independence at the request of John Hancock. Dunlap

Geor ge Taylor was born in Ulster in 1716 and emigrated to America in 1736 at the age of 20. Taylor was indentured to an Ironmaster (the only signer who had that distinction) and ended up owning a foundry and was an iron manufacturer in Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Committee of Correspondence, 1774-1776 and kater served briefly, only 7 months in the Continental Congress. Ill health forced him from Public Service.

became an officer in the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry and fought General Washington at the battles of Trenton and Princeton.

M atthew Thor nton was born in Ireland in 1714 and went out to America as a four-year-old child in the passage of five ships carrying 120 Irish families to Ne England. Apparently his family prospered and he was educated or apprenticed as a physician. Later he would practice medicine and become active in pre-revolutionary agitation before being elected to become a member of the Continental Congress in 1776. He was a Colonel of New Hampshire Militia from 1775-1783.

Thomas M cK ean was from an Antrim Family. McKean' father was brought to Pennsylvania via the city of Derry as a child and later married Letitia Finney whose family was also from Ireland. Thomas McKean was a very active and successful lawyer and politician. In his lifetime; he served as President of Delaware, then Chief Justice and later Governor of Pennsylvania. During the American Revolution, heamet, was a delegate to Lorem ipsum dolor sit the Continental Congress where hediam signed consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed the Unitedeirmod States Declaration of nonumy tempor invidunt ut Independence and served as a President of labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, Congress. McKean led the movement in sed diamfor voluptua. Atindependence vero eos et and Delaware American accusam et justo duo ea served as commander of dolores a patriotetmilitia group known as the Pennsylvania rebum. Stet clita kasd gubergren, no ?Associators.? sea takimata sanctus est Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, sed diam voluptua. At vero eos et

Edwar d Rutledge (November 23, 1749

July ~ August ? January 23, 1800) was the youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence. His father Dr. John Rutledge left Co. Tyrone, Ireland in 1735. Rutledge would raise a son to be 39th Governor of South Carolina. Edward Rutledge and his brother John were both elected to the Continental Congress in July, 1774.

Thomas Lynch Jr. of South Carolina was a signer by happenstance; his father Thomas Lynch Sr. was unable to represent South Carolina due to illness. His grandfather Jonas Lynch was from Galway. Sadly, the young Irish Patriot and his wife were believed to have been lost at sea on a trip to the West Indies in late 1776. Their ship disappeared and there is no record of his life after.

Geor ge Read was born in Maryland in 1733. He was the son of John Read and Mary Howell Read from Dublin who emigrated to Maryland. When George Read was an infant the family moved to Delaware. As he grew up, Read joined Thomas McKean at an Academy in Pennsylvania. He then studied law. and was Attorney General for the three Delaware counties and he served in that position until leaving for the Continental Congress in 1774.


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The Irish, Scots and Scots Irish Rebels Of 1776 By Jim McDonough

for Independence brilliantly.

A multitude of Celtic American Patriots stood for the dream of American Independence and against the Crown. Here are just three that have made the journey from obscurity to immortality!

In November of 1775, the newly appointed COL Knox had the idea to bring captured British artillery pieces from Fort Ticonderoga, New York, to Boston. Led by Knox, the expedition, consisting of hundreds of men and 100 teams of horses and oxen, hauled fifty-six cannon and mortars all the way to Cambridge, Massachusetts, by mid-January 1776. The newly acquired guns were then moved into position atop Dorchester Heights near Boston, forcing the British garrison to evacuate Boston by mid-March. He distinguished himself again at the Battle of Trenton.

Henry Knox is one of the most fascinating heroes in American History in many respects. Knox is the ultimate embodiment of the grit, Yankee ingenuity, self motivation and leadership that laid the foundation of the American CAN DO spirit. Knox was born in Boston in 1750 to an Irish Scottish family. His father, a ship-builder died when Knox was only 14 and to help his mother and his 9 siblings survive he apprenticed himself to a Boston Bookseller.

In 1796, Knox and his wife retired to Montpelier; he stayed active, created many jobs, helped fund the construction of a church, and established a local militia. Major General Henry Knox died there on October 25, 1806.

"I have not yet begun to fight!" is one of the best known quotes of the American Revolution. It was uttered as a grand gesture of defiance during one of the best known naval battles in American History by Scottish born John Paul Jones. John Paul was one of the most forceful, inspiring and venerated figures in American History. I have always had a deep fascination for him because we share a birthday, he was born on July 6, 1747. .

At the age of 13, John Paul went to sea for the In1783 Knox took command of West Point and first time on a British merchant ship, Early on in his career, he proved himself able and while there helped found the Society of the reliable and he was given command of a Cincinnati. in May In December 1783 he succession of shi ps. He was gaining a great became the commander in chief of the Army. From the beginning of the Revolutionary reputation and wealth when he was accused of After resigning from the Army on 20 June cruelly in the death of a crew member on his Period, Knox and his wife were ardent patriots. ship. He fled to Virginia and soon after joined 1784, Knox was elected as Secretary at War by When hostilities came to Boston, he the Continental Navy win late 1775. Congress in 1785, serving in the capacity until immediately joined the Rebels. He was a self he became Secretary of War under the new The famous battle between John Paul taught military tactician and artillery was one of Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, Jones" ship, USS Bonhomme Richard and Constitution in September 1789. Knox his specialties. Knox came to the attention of consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam HMS Serapis and his refusal to surrender strongly supported plans for a national militia General Washington because of his hard work nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut against all odds is one of the greatest seas and took steps toward forming a regular Navy and ingenuity and spent the rest of his life adventures ever told! to ward off pirates working closely with him. He served the Cause labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, sed diam voluptua. At vero eos et "Live Free duo Or Die" et ea New The O'Br ien Family of M aine accusam et justo Hampshire was thedolores home state to several Patriots of great distinction! One of them, John clitathe kasd gubergren, no toward the end of his life while writing to comrades The six brothers of this one Irish Americanrebum. StartStet coined state motto above from the War. Stark was of Scottish, Patriot Family are the stuff of legends. sea takimata sanctus est Lorem ipsum English and Irish ancestry. He was foremost a frontiersman and farmer onesitof the few Revolutionary War Officers who were true to sit amet. Lorem ipsumand dolor The most famous of them is Captain Jeremiah dolorthe Cincinnatius ideal, he retired back to his agrarian life. He was also one of the longest O?Brien (1744?1818) as he commanded the sloopamet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sednear Derry, NH on and died close to his birthplace in living of the Patriots, he was born Unity when she captured HMS Margaretta in the diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt Battle of Machias. Captain O'Brien and his five ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam brothers, Gideon, John, William, Dennis and Joseph, were crew members of the sloop Unity erat, sed diam voluptua. At vero eos et

when the capture of the Margaretta took place on June 12, 1775. Under the command of Jeremiah O?Brien, his brothers and the crew of his small sloop with the help of thirty-one townsmen armed with guns, swords, axes, and pitch forks captured the much larger and better armed British ship after an hour-long battle. The battle ensued at the entrance to the harbor at Machias (a town then in Massachusetts, now in Maine) because the Margaretta had threatened to bombard the town. This engagement is often considered to have been the the first naval battle of the American Revolutionary War. It was the first time British colors were struck to those of the United States, even though the Continental Navy did not exist at the time. The United States Merchant Marine claims Unity as its member and this incident as their beginning. In any case, O'Brien continued as the captain of Unity, renamed Machias Liberty, for two years. He then received the first captain's commission in the Massachusetts State Navy in 1775. The other salient fact about this battle is that it took place Five days before the Battle of Bunker Hill!


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T H E SH A M RO C K 's Pau l L i t t l e H o n o r ed B y I I U SA I n W ash i n gt o n , D C Paul Little of Get Shamrocked & The Shamrock - Irish Pub & Eatery were recognized by IIUSA - In vest In t h e USA in helping creating jobs and giving a human side to the story of how immigrants can come to the US and impact on the economy. The #1 Irish Pub and the #1 Irish music festival in California comes from the amazing team of staff past and present that have made things happen in Murrieta. Special thanks to Murrieta/Wildomar Chamber of Commerce in helping make Get Shamrocked such a prestigious event. Little received the award for his dedication and hard work in Washington, DC on June 20. The success story of Little, The Shamrock and the amazing Get Shamrocked Irish Music Festival made a big impression to those assembled . Th e Sh am r ock 's Pau l Lit t le an d Pet er Joseph Execu t ive Dir ect or , In vest In t h e USA M or e:

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The Donnellys, the world's oldest family, have more than 1,000 years of life among them.

The siblings' mother, Ellen Donnelly, gave birth to The 13-sibling farming family from rural County 16 children, but three have since died, the most Armagh, Ireland, recently received a Guinness recent of whom was Leo's twin, Austin, who died World Record for being the oldest living siblings. earlier this year at age 70. Austin was the sibling to They received the gong while making the BBC initiate the search to find out whether they really Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, documentary "The World's Oldest Family." were the oldest group of siblings in the world.

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particular: eating porridge twice a day. "The key is that you need to get your oats at night," Leo said. "We've always followed Daddy's habit of that nice warm bite before sleep. Porridge at around 10 p.m., then again for breakfast at 7 a.m. Cooked oats, milk, a spot of apple jam on top."

The Donnellys received their Guinness World Record in July.

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Irish Travel Cyclin g an d Wilder n ess Irish Americans love Ireland, perhaps it is in our DNA and many of us dream of travel there. So over the years, the Irish Arts and Entertainment has written a lot of different tours and travel experiences throughout our favorite travel destination! Truth is though that we have neglected the more rural and wilderness travel options in Ireland that are becomnging increasingly popular. Couple that realization with the idea of cycling through Ireland and you have a very exciting, satisfying adventure for your trip to the Emerald Isle. Ireland has some great cycling possibilities with some stunningly beautiful scenery, from quiet rolling countryside, the more tougher mountainous areas in the south and the wild Atlantic coastline of the west Check out these links for Extraordinary information and coast. If you steer clear of the major trunk roads the tours to the Wild West of Ireland. minor roads are generally quiet unless you are close Lorem sit amet, Wild West Ir ish Tou r to the more touristy areas. The Irish people areipsum dolor consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam friendly and most welcoming, the climate is generally @WildIr ish Tou nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut r s.com mild but due to it's position can pick up the fall force et dolore magna aliquyam erat, of the incoming fronts rolling in from thelabore Atlantic, so sed diam voluptua. At vero eos et therefore be prepared for rain. A young but sage et justo duo dolores et ea young man working in the reception ataccusam Gurteen Stet Bay campsite said " You don't come torebum. Ireland forclita kasd gubergren, no sea takimata sanctus est Lorem ipsum the weather!". dolor sit amet. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed w w w.xplor ebr it ain .com / bik e-t h e-r in g-of -k er r y-ir elan d/ t 10diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam w w w.w ilder n essir elan d.com / erat, sed diam voluptua. At vero eos et


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Ir ish M u sic Nigh t s Wit h Ow en Dar a Set For Pasaden a Every Tuesday night, Owen Dara takes a break from his life as a filmmaker to perform Irish songs at the 1881 Club, a welcoming local bar, in Pasadena. Having grown up listening to Irish songs in his native Cork, and then starting his entertainment career as a busker in his early twenties, Owen has developed a large repertoire of Irish songs. Although he has also had a career as a stand-up comedian and filmmaker, his love of music is present in everything he does. He has written comedic songs for his stand-up act and composed all the songs for the soundtracks of his two feature films: ?The Holy Fail? and ?Choosing Signs? (?Choosing Signs? is set to be released digitally in August, and ?The Holy Fail? has just begun to appear on the US festival circuit). While Owen has had success in a number of areas in the entertainment industry, his greatest joy is singing his favorite songs from Ireland, and he is delighted to have an opportunity to do so at the 1881 in Pasadena. ?It?s wonderful to have people sing along to the songs they know, and it?s also a thrill to be able to share songs that are hundreds of years old with people who are hearing them for the very first time,? Owen says. This, for Owen, has become the experience at his Tuesday night residency. Ow en Dar a, Ir ish Balladeer , Along with the audience, he finds that songs that are extremely familiar to everyone in Ireland, as if they were woven into the very air that blankets the En t er t ain er an d M ovie Gu y par Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, land, are being discovered for the first time by locals in Pasadena. Owen elitr, excellence plays ever y Tu esday describes the experience of singing a song that heconsetetur has known sadipscing since he was a sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut small child and simultaneously witnessing its effect on someone who has never n igh t f r om 8: t o 11pm labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, heard it before as ?truly magical?. sed diam voluptua. At vero eos etNo

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I RI SH M U SI C : N ew s & Rev i ew s THE CORONAS; I REL AND'S M ULTI -PL ATI NUM -SEL L I NG BAND WI L L REL EASE FI VE-SONG " REPRI SE" EP ON JULY 6 Just Ahead of Upcoming Nor th Amer ican Tour Appear ances Will I nclude L ollapalooza, Austin City L imits and Voodoo Festivals Ireland's multi-platinum-selling band The Coronas are and will be available via Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music set to release new music ahead of what will be their third and other digital outlets. The band has already started North American tour in less than a year. REPRI SE, a writing for their next album, which will be recorded five-song EP of new material, will be available on July 6 sometime early in the new year. as the band prepares to kick off their latest tour at the The Coronas--Danny O'Reilly (vocals, guitar), Graham iconic Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago's Grant Park on Knox(bass), Conor Egan (drums) and Dave McPhillips August 5. (guitar)- were recently awarded BEST IRISH POP/ROCK REPRI SE follows the band's fifth album, TRUST THE BAND at the inaugural Irish Post Music Awards. They WIRE, which became their first #1 album when it debuted will headline two nights at the Marquee Festival in Cork at the top of the Irish music chart its first week of release a and the 3Arena in Dublin-all sold out-before heading back year ago. It penetrated U.S. radio via the release of two to the U.S. to play Lollapalooza on August 5. The tour singles, "Real Feel" and "We Couldn't FakeLorem It," and with appearances at several other high profile ipsum dolor sitcontinues amet, accompanying videos. TRUST THE WIREconsetetur was also sadipscing The festivals, among them three nights at the Milwaukee Irish elitr, sed diam Coronas' first release on their own label imprint-So Far So Fest, Austin City Limits (on two consecutive weekends) nonumy through eirmod tempor ut Good Records, distributed in the U.S. and Canada andinvidunt the Voodoo Festival in New Orleans in addition to labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, ADA Distribution. headlining shows in both the U.S. and Canada through the sed diam voluptua. Atend veroofeos et Octobe r. The songs that comprise REPRI SE touch accusam on a recurring et justo duo dolores et ea theme often found in Coronas' material-navigating The Coronas Stet clita gubergren, noare a humble bunch too; happy to share the relationships-as evidenced by introspectiverebum. titles such as kasdstage with old pals!! takimata "Is There Still Time?" and "Not Sure How sea to Lie" and sanctus est Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Lorem ipsum dolor sit made effectively heart-rending by lead singer Danny amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed O'Reilly's plaintive vocals. The Irish Independent newspaper has described the collection as being in "the eirmod tempor invidunt diam nonumy key of indie alienation, disquiet, melancholy, mortality, ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam regret, guilt, with glimpses of joy and happiness. erat, sed diam voluptua. At vero eos et All wrapped up in piano-and-guitar melodies that owe more to the Edge or Radiohead than they do to Coldplay, or indeed David Bowie." The EP was largely recorded at the beginning of this year

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C el t i c T h u n d er T o T o u r N o r t h A m er i ca St ar t i n g I n Sep t em b er West Coast Cities I nclude Los Angeles, Palm D esert, Riverside & San D iego Since their fir st US shows and propelled by numerous broadcasts on PBS stations throughout Amer ica; Celtic Thunder have gar nered a well deser ved reputation for deliver ing amazing shows and wonder ful I r ish and Pop M usic to their legions of fans, Celtic Thunder has seen the top of the Wor ld M usic Billboar ds over ten times, this sensational I r ish show is one not to be missed.

The cur rent member s of CELTI C THUNDER are: Ryan Kelly, Neil Byr n e, Em m et Cah ill, M ich ael O'Dw yer , Dam ian M cGin t y, Keit h Har k in , Colm Keegan , Em m et t O'Han lon , Geor ge Don aldson an d Pau l Byr om www.celticthunder.com Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, sed diam voluptua. At vero eos et accusam et justo duo dolores et ea rebum. Stet clita kasd gubergren, no sea takimata sanctus est Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, sed diam voluptua. At vero eos et

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Latest News From T h e Gael i c L eagu e L A NEW: We're taking Gàidhlig (Scottish) to new heights in LA with monthly hikes.

On goin g: The 1st Wednesday of the month, Céilí Rua dances with Ploughboys in Joe's Great American in Burbank.

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Season al: The next Pop-Up Gaeltacht is on August 5th celebrating Lúnasa and chatting in Irish.

Even t : Céilí Rua is taking the dance division further afield as it attends the Bitterroot Games in Montana, Aug 18 & 19.

Classes: New classes will start in Los Feliz in August, adding to our classes in all three Gaelic languages already available in Agoura, Redondo, Culver, and Glendale.

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Ar e Bor der Cr ossin gs In St or e On ce Again For An Econ om ically Divided Ir elan d? The US is not the Lone Ranger in having trouble with it neighbors and borders. There is an old adage that "Strong fences make good neighbors" but in the case of the Republic of Ireland and the north of Ireland which is still under British Control and part of the United Kingdom; that is not what most

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could have mustered? the IRA, withi ts hard line spanning three decades, could only have dreamed of putting the union under such strain. Now that hardline unionism is finally seeing the risk it has taken through its endorsement of Brexit, it is expeditiously removing its head from the lion?s mouth.

Meanwhile, the Irish government has mounted a version of the Marshall Plan: Ian Marshall, that is. Ian Marshall, a Unionist from Northern Ireland, has been recruited into the Seanad (Irish Senate) as Leo Varadkar ?s appointee. Marshall had this to say about his agenda: ?It is critical that we ensure trade is as seamless and frictionless as it has been for the past 20 years? I can remember the pre-1998 phase when we had border checks with stops at the Border. I am very concerned we will be back to an element of that?. Despite his stance against a return to the past, Marshall also maintains that he would vote against ?the backstop?(essentially an Irish government veto on a hard border). Even so, if it came to it, Marshall?s Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, would not halt proceedings. More importantly, consetetur sadipscing vote elitr, sed diam Marshall nonumy eirmod tempor inviduntgave ut a telltale sign that Unionism is being real about Brexit when he said, ?I have seen no evidence that a labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, technological or otherwise, exists?[to the sed diam voluptua. At solution, vero eos et accusam et justo duo dolores conundrum et ea of avoiding a hard border]. An rebum. Stet clita kasd gubergren, no evidence-based approach to leaving the EU would have sea takimata sanctus est Lorem the ipsum negated Unionist drift towards Brexit in the first dolor sit amet. Lorem ipsum dolor sit place.

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for July on the inter-related topics. The DUP-Tory government is finally emerging from a phase of phoney assumptions that they can at once exit the EU and its customs union and yet avoid a trade barrier running down the Irish Sea, separating Northern Ireland and Britain. This acknowledgement, happening now in May 2018, makes the Tory-DUP government look dreadfully amateurish. The deputy leader of the DUP, Nigel Dodds, described this outcome as ?the worst of all worlds?, and he is right. Brexiteers are now seeing that they have thrown their dice and won nothing; worse, this comes with a stinging realisation that at the gaming table one can also lose very badly. That the DUP was a piston in the engine of the Brexit vote in June 2016 is surely one of the great ironies of recent Irish and British politics. Embodying as it does hardline unionism, the DUP did more to jeopardise the unionist constitutional position than anything Irish nationalism

expressed by Sinn FĂŠin over Marhall?s appointment.Marshall?s presence in the Seanad cleverly establishes common ground between Fine Gael and Sinn FĂŠin that helps to neutralise other tensions that traditionally have

Much in Northern politics is unsettled because the character of Brexit remains so unknown. The bid on the part of the British people to exit the EU is greatly hindered by the failure of Brexiteers to embrace what they claim to want. This was spectacularly evidenced on the morning after the vote in June 2016 when the proponents of the motion looked ashen-faced and made pathetic resignation speeches. Victory never tasted so bitter. Political leaders who advocated Brexit did so on the basis of a farrago of deceit which evidently they did not themselves believe. A sincere campaign would have explained the cost (in all senses of the word) of Brexit. Slow learners in the British political elite are starting to see this. And it is a bit late now.


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The View From Ireland: Bordering on Meltdown Maurice Fitzpatrick, July 2018 If the Irish border could speak for itself, what would it say? Would it start with a preamble along the lines that it is sorry for all the problems it has caused? It might add that it never meant to do any harm and hoped that when it inserted itself in Ireland (then just emerging from an acrimonious civil war) it could do some good? It would certainly mount the defence that it was sent by England. There has been enough misunderstanding about the border without any further speculation whichwould be misinterpreted and used against it. Fortunately, a Banksy style anonymous Twitter account, @BorderIrish, has in fact given voice to the Irish border in which the border becomes clear as day.

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incorporated it into his Brexit policy. But the latest news is that Davis is apparently considering resigning from his post. So we may not have a wide border after all? The EU heads of government will meet as part of the European Council at the end of June to discuss Brexit. In advance of the summit, the Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, on June 2nd demanded that the British government produce a written description of its plan for Brexit, and for the Irish border: ?In the next two weeks, we need to see written proposals. It needs to happen two weeks from the summit?. That this demand emanated from Dublin was unfortunate as it was always more likely to stoke the ire of the British than to achieve its objectives: it feeds into an absurd perspective that Dublin?s policies in relation to Brexit are purely oppourtunistic.

Sure enough, Britain?s Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, seemed to see it that way. In leaked remarks, Johnson had this to say to his Prime Minister, Theresa May, about the Irish border on June 6th: ?It?s so small and there are so few firms that actually use that border regularly, it?s just beyond belief that we?re allowing the tail to wag the dog in Taking the trouble to set up and maintain a Twitter this way? We?re allowing the whole of our agenda to be account on Brexit?s impact on the border may well dictated by this folly? You?ve got to face the fact there may Lorem ipsum dolor sitnow amet, constitute more effort and planning than the British be a meltdown?. Johnson?s speech ended in extolling government has expended so far in relation consetetur to the sole sadipscinghow elitr,well sed Donald diam Trump would handle the debacle, if he land frontier it will have with the Europeannonumy Union when it tempor eirmod invidunt ut were in charge of Britain (enough said). This jolt happened leaves. In any case, the Twitter handle has labore had some et dolore magna erat, just before she flew to Quebec for the G7 to aliquyam Theresa May cracking results. sed diam voluptua. AtSummit, vero eos presumably et to give world leaders a progress accusam et justo duo dolores et ea report on Brexit. There are some brilliant formulations about the border: rebum. Stet clita kasd gubergren, no ?I?m an a priori aporia?;?The new manager says we?re A recent poll among Northern Irish voters showed that sea takimata leaving ?the? Premier League. It?s protectionist? We?re sanctus est Lorem ipsum 42% of people supported leaving the UK and joining a going to play in ?a? Premier League, he says. Thesitcrowd dolor amet. Lorem ipsum dolor sit United Ireland. A further 13% were undecided. The chants ?You don?t know what you?re doing?amet, ?. consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed Northern Ireland Act (1998) provides that if the majority of The border, if it had a conscious existence,diam couldnonumy not buteirmod tempor invidunt people in Northern Ireland vote to join a United Ireland, be a political animal. Still, it might blush at ut quite how labore et dolore magna aliquyam then that constitutional change is guaranteed. As Brexit much political negotiation currently orbits erat, it. Onsed these diam voluptua. At vero eos et negotiators reel from one calamity to the next, the subjects, @BorderIrish, strikes an indignant tone: ?I momentum of Northern Ireland exiting the UK and currently: - hold together two countries that were once in becoming part of Ireland/ EU grows more and more military conflict - am porous enough to allow two clashing identities to live in peace - allow extensive free movement pronounced. And what is the position of the Democratic of goods and people - am as beautiful as the setting sun. Unionist Party, the sole representation of the Northern Ireland So don?t tell me I could be ?smart???. electorate in the British House of Commons, on this momentum? The border, as presented in @BorderIrish, sounds a good deal smarter than some of the politicians who have pronounced on it, and who are now rudderless in obstreperous waters. This showed above all when the minister ?in charge?of the UK exiting the European Union came up with a whooper of a solution to all our problems in late May: David Davis does not want to move the border, nor does he want to remove the border; he wants to widen it. His vision is a form of a demilitarised zone between Ireland, North and South: a ten mile ?border zone?. Someone needs to inform Davis where the border lies in Ireland? in parts there is hardly a few miles between the border and the Atlantic Ocean or the Irish Sea. Widening it would involve a form of land reclaim that has not happened since the construction of the great dikes of Holland began in 1000 AD. It is time that Davis got that pencil off his ear and started to sketch out plans. Doubtless Davis has tho ught this through already and has

They remain gung-ho for Brexit. As a United Irelander might say to a diehard Unionist: if your destination is Northern Ireland within the UK, I wouldn?t start here.

Maurice Fitzpatrick?s most recent documentary film, John Hume in America , as well as his acclaimed book, From Derry to DC: John Hume in America,

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Gu est Rebu t t al By Joh n M cNally Reply t o VIEW FROM IRELAND by M au r ice Fit zpat r ick It is Maurice Fitzpatrick who is out of step with the people of Ireland and on the wrong side of history. Gerry Adams?s Sinn Fein Party is on the rise and will soon be the largest political party on the Island of Ireland, even removing all three of the former SDLP leaders from their seats in the last election. And Mayor de Blasio was totally in tune with the nationalist people of the North who are demanding parity of esteem (a term coined by John Hume) and equality. The Sunningdale Agreement of the early1970's failed because Unionists would not accept it. Irish Republicans were completely disenfranchised in those days. Sinn Fein was banned and their communities were suffering from internment without trial and under siege from the British army and loyalists death squads. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, Most people understand war is a messy business, people are consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam imperfect, but they recognize courage and leadership. nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, Gerry Adams will go down in history alongside Michael Collins, sed diam voluptua. At vero eos et Eamon de Valera, Nelson Mandela, and our own George Washington, as a brave leader who fought against an unjust government. accusam et justo duo dolores et ea rebum. Stet clita kasd gubergren, no sea takimata sanctus est Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, sed diam voluptua. At vero eos et

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My Spancil Hill By Greg Patrick

?Last night as I lay dreaming of pleasant days gone by.. My mind being bent on rambling To I reland I did fly I stepped on board a vision And followed with the wind Till next I came to anchor At the cross near Spancill Hill? -M ichael Considine

?How can I stand the rain?? it was asked by one on that cast in the land in shadow, and as if by the Lorem ipsum dolor sitflourish amet, of a Kell?s scribe?s hand to an illuminated holiday. Never thought of it before.. We hold out in the rain.. in vigil, like the sleepless artist consetetur sadipscingmanuscripts elitr, sed diamlights the hills in Valhallan splendour.. for the elusive muse.. as if for the promisenonumy of the return of the towers,utthe abbeys and castles are lit in brilliance tempor invidunt a princess from the mists of legend, to a land with eirmod an like earthbound heaven,that rebels of the harp will labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, empty throne at it?s heart.. die for.. voluptua. At vero eos et We hold out in the rain, the way one buskersed ondiam the street, We hold out in the rain that extinguishes fire in alone of shoppers and rivals who scurry foraccusam shelteretfrom justo duo bombing? dolores et sea aftermath and exorcises ghosts seanced by the rain, oblivious to it?s cold, soloist in homage things rebum.to Stet clita kasdsleepless gubergren, no after loss..rain that runs like heaven-shed walks money can?t buy.. tears down muraled portraits of urban sea takimata sanctus est Lorem ipsum warzones..rivuleting through imperfections in the walls as We hold out for the moment when radiance re-enters the dolor sit amet. Loremifipsum dolor sitfaces wept..like mimes crying for the words the painted empty hall where shadows dance to the haunted song of amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, they can nosed longer utter yet bearing witness to the pain voiceless bards.. left around them.. diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt We hold out for the rain, in foreign lands where we are ut labore et dolore magna Tears aliquyam that mingle with the rain as they fall and are then strangers at our own Cèilidh..on Saint Patrick? s Day, oneAtwith hills.. standing as a man can be an island, one with song it?svoluptua. erat, sed at diam verothe eosgreen et soul and rebellion at it?s heart, before turning and We hold out in the rain like the last mourner to leave the beckoned away unseen by the cold whisper of night, away burial of a rebel chieftain..needing a moment alone to from the caricatured mockery of a rebel Saint, to the confide to the shadows.. intoxication of the rain.. I stand the rain, pausing as I hear the song of a girl at the The stars are not seen?.. tavern singing the old songs that seanced rebels ghosts Not rain, not the rain of home..but the city lights that from ashes of time..red lips like old wounds reopening obscure the traveler beacon of the stars..eyes closed in with every new song.. a memory like a ghost haunting silent dream, noises of revelry fading to a voiceless with each song..like a place along thway home, murmur.. eyes open to the announcement in a brogued voice..Aer Lingus landing shortly..? eyes mirror the green haunted by memories.. intruding like Banquo?s ghost at Ithaca below in solitary majesty.. the feast.. The rain falls as I step out from Shannon in a doppleganger in youths standing there, waiting for a homecoming..cleansingly, annointingly.. hailed as if train or laughing.. ?lord of snow and rain?.. We hold out in the rain because that?s our breath in the Standing enraptured.. rain answering the question.. ?Because I?m home?.. Shockingly cold to one long away in foreign lands.. . The collection of old scars pulse in the cold.. eyes

reopen like old wounds..welling..blinded in the awaited moment of the sun?s return.. Like the bard of the street in helpless silence..waiting for the muse.. Holding out for the room to be lit-up again by the radiance of one..envisioned in spirit..room lit up at her entrance, the way the sun breaking through the clouds

Excer pted from a piece composed over St. Patr ick's Day Weekend at The Har p I nn I r ish Pub in Costa M esa, Califor nia

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Gr ego r y B r en d an Pat r i ck Southern California is home to many artists, musicians and writers of all persuasions and pursuits; one of them, poet and writer, Greg Patrick stands out from the pack. Born in the west of Ireland, Patrick now reside part time in Orange County. His heritage is as intriguing as the prose he has crafted. His life experience working as a horse trainer enables him to see life through a lens of appreciation and love of all creatures and nature. It is but one of the traits that have helped him become this adventuresome, determined, humble and quiet looming Irish literary figure. Our first meeting with him was at an Irish Fair a few years ago; it was then that we learned of his great love of Irish Music and Culture. Since then over the years of conversation; his deep connection and love for Derry, his steady output of work, his adventures (shark swimming for example) and travels have all come to light as he became a frequent and popular contributor to the I rish Arts and Entertainment.

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Gr eg Pat r ick & Fr ien ds at t h e 2018 Ir ish Fair

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sh ow ! See Calendar for some upcoming shows! Just ABOVE: Ir ish Balladeer Ken O'M alley in Ir vin e on t h e n ew M u ldoon's St age! Photos thanks to Diane Tallie L EFT CORNER: A K en O'M alley Tour Group in I reland! Photo thanks to Chris Wilson/Dale Woods


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Celic Cam er a FENIANS TOUR GROUP ju st below ! TOP RIGHT: Th is a r eally f in e Galw ay Cit y sh ot t ak en by Dor ot h y Fr edet t e! Ju st ou side t h e Im per ial Hot el in t h e ear ly m or n in g!

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ABOVE: Ch r is Hou gh t on , Ch r is Pier ce, Tar du Yegin of t h e Fen ian s, Con or Fit zpat r ick an d Dor ot h y Fr edet t e en joyin g som e pin t s an d din n er in Galw ay. RIGHT: Dor ot h y Fr edet t e & Dian e Talie at t h e Lepr ech au n M u seu m in Du blin !

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A N CI EN T CELT I C FA I T H an d W I SD O M St. Patr i ck 's Br eastp l ate i s a p op u l ar p r ay er attr i bu ted to on e of I r el an d ?s m ost bel oved p atr on sai n ts. Accor d i n g to tr ad i ti on , St. Patr i ck w r ote i t i n 433 A .D . f or d i v i n e p r otecti on bef or e su ccessf u l ly con ver ti n g th e I r i sh K i n g L eogh ai r e an d h i s su bjects f r om p agan i sm to Ch r i sti an i ty. (T h e ter m br eastp l ate r ef er s to a p i ece of ar m or w or n i n battl e.) God's eye to look bef ore me, God's ear to hear me, I arise today God's word to speak f or me, Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity, God's hand to guard me, Through belief in the Threeness, God's shield to protect me, Through conf ession of the Oneness God's host to save me of the Creator of creation. From snares of devils, From temptation of vices, I arise today From everyone who shall wish me ill, Through the strength of Christ's birth with His baptism, af ar and near. Through the strength of His crucif ixion with His burial, Through the strength of His resurrection with His ascension, I summon today Through the strength of His descent f or the judgment of doom. All these powers between me and those evils, Against every cruel and merciless power I arise today that may oppose my body and soul, Through the strength of the love of cherubim, Against incantations of f alse prophets, In the obedience of angels, Lorem ipsum dolor sit Against amet, black laws of pagandom, In the service of archangels, f alse laws of heretics, consetetur sadipscingAgainst elitr, sed diam In the hope of resurrection to meet with reward, Against craf t nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt utof idolatry, In the prayers of patriarchs, Against spells of witches and smiths and wizards, In the predictions of prophets, labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, Against every knowledge that corrupts man's body and soul; In the preaching of apostles, sed diam voluptua. AtChrist vero eos et to shield me today In the f aith of conf essors, accusam et justo duoAgainst dolorespoison, et ea against burning, In the innocence of holy virgins, rebum. Stet clita kasdAgainst gubergren, no drowning, against wounding, In the deeds of righteous men. S o that there may come to me an abundance of reward. sea takimata sanctus est Lorem ipsum I arise today, through dolor sit amet. LoremChrist ipsumwhen dolorI sit lie down, The strength of heaven, amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed Christ when I sit down, The light of the sun, when I arise, diam nonumy eirmodChrist tempor invidunt The radiance of the moon, Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me, ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam The splendor of f ire, Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me, The speed of lightning, erat, sed diam voluptua. At vero eos et Christ in every eye that sees me, The swif tness of wind, Christ in every ear that hears me. The depth of the sea, Christ with me, The stability of the earth, Christ bef ore me, The f irmness of rock. Christ behind me, I arise today, through Christ in me, God's strength to pilot me, Christ beneath me, God's might to uphold me, Christ above me, God's wisdom to guide me, Christ on my right,

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M ORE REVOLUTIONARY FACTS: Cont. from page 7 John Paul Jones may well be the most rebellious of any of the heroes of the War for American Independence. A big clue is his name; John Paul added JONES to his name when he arrived in Virginia to evade Maritime Authorities who were looking for him! He made many powerful friends in his life but also more than a few enemies! The largest navel battle and the one that gave him fame that was just off the Irish coast at Carrickfergus in the North Sea. When Jones failed to be given another command by the dithering American Congress; he moved on and became a Rear Admiral in the Imperial Russian Navy! His squabbles continued and he moved on fiarly quickly but he had served the Russians well enough to earn a pension for his service. He was living in Paris and was just about to be given a diplomatic task with the fnew American government when he died at the age of 49.

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Jer p o i n t A b b ey The Ruins of Ireland are an intriguing part of the landscape in almost every part of the island. The reasons for the majority of them including one of the most famous, Jerpoint Abbey, located in County Kilkenny is the same. The destruction of most of the abbeys, monasteries and schools in Ireland was ordered by England's King Henry VIII during the years following his split with the Roman Catholic Church in the early 1500s. It was a move on the church caused primarily be greed, the books, gold and lands controlled by them was coveted by Henry and he was brutal in changing the status quo of his time.


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I r i sh A r t s & En t er t ai n m en t C al en d ar Friday, July 6 @ 6:00pm

Ken O'M alley w it h Jäger M alon e Brendan's Irish Pub 1755 E. Daily Dr, Camarillo, CA w w w.br en dan s.com / cam ar illo

Sat u r day, Ju ly 7 St ar t s @ 7:00am PST Wor ld Cu p Soccer Qu ar t er Fin al

En glan d vs Sw eden Live Br oadcast at m ost Br it ish & Ir ish Pu bs t h r ou gh ou t SoCal Ch eck you r local! Tu esday, Ju ly 10 Th e Fen ian s Fr ee Con cer t in t h e Par k FAIRVIEW PARK

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Harp Inn Irish Pub Costa Mesa, CA

Friday, July 13 @ 10:00pm Calif or n ia Celt s 71 S Pine St. Long Beach, CA 437-8300

Sunday, July 15 Starts @ 2:00pm

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w w w.au lddu blin er .com Saturday, July 14 @ 7:00pm The Whooligans will be on hand for the usual fun, mayhem and Irish Music! The Red Leprechaun Long Beach, CA w w w.r edlepr ech au n .com Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam Su n day,eirmod Ju ly 15 @ 4:00pm nonumy tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, Cillian's Br idge sed diam voluptua. At vero eos et accusam et justo duo dolores et ea rebum. Stet clita kasd gubergren, no sea takimata sanctus est Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, sed diam voluptua. At vero eos et

M u ldoon's Cou r t yar d Con cer t Ser ies pr esen t s THE FENIANS Muldoon's Irish Pub 202 Newport Center Drive Newport Beach, CA w w w.au lddu blin er .com Saturday, July 21 @ 10:00pm

Th e Wh ooligan s Auld Dubliner Irish Pub Long Beach, CA Friday, July 27 @ 7:00pm

Con cer t at Gallu p Par k w it h THE WHOOLIGANS Laguna Hills, CA w w w.n elliegailr an ch .or g


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Saturday, July 28 @ 9:30pm Th e Wh ooligan s O'Malley's On Main Seal Beach, CA w w w.om alleyson m ain .com Sunday, July 29 @ 2:00pm M idsu m m er af t er n oon w it h Spor t ive Tr ick s "Celtic Music with a Kick"The energy is high; a lot of humor with a blend of great traditional music; Irish, Scottish, English folk and Cape Breton music. Muldoon's Irish Pub, Newport Beach, CA w w w.m u ldoon spu b.com SUNDAY, AUGUST 5 @ 3:00 KEN O'M ALLEY w it h PADRAIC CONROY Tr adit ion al Ir ish m u sic $20 Reservations are 626

798-6236 between 10:00am and 10:00pm Guests who reserve in advance receive priority for seating The Coffee Gallery Backstage Lake Ave Altadena, CA w w w.cof f eegaller y.com Su n day Au gu st 5 @ 2:00pm A M u ldoon's Cou r t yar d Con cer t w it h Cillian's Br idge Th en again on Au gu st 26 @ 6:00pm in t h e Or igin al Bar

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Page 27 Ireland's 32 Irish Pub 13721 Burbank Blvd. Van Nuys, CA w w w.ir elan ds32.com w w w.k en om alley.com / t h e-t w iligh t -lor ds Saturday, August 25 Music starts @ 4:30pm Hou se Con cer t w it h Th e Ne'er Du w els (Ken O'M alley, Pat r ick D'Ar cy, Br yan Dobbs an d For r est Robin son Reservations and details. w w w.k en om alley.com Sunday, August 26 @ 2:00pm Cou r t yar d Con cer t Ser ies w it h Th e Ne'er Du w ells Irish Traditional music with a mix of World Music influences! Muldoon's Irish Pub 202 Newport Center Dr Newport Beach, CA 949 640-4110 Irish Arts & Page 7


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I r i sh A r t s & En t er t ai n m en t C al en d ar Sat u r day, Sept em ber 29 6:00 - 9:00pm HALFWAY TO ST PATRICK'S DAY CONCERT/ CEILI Ken O'M alley will sing songs?and tell stories during the dinner hour and the Claddagh School of Irish Dance will show us why they keep winning all those awards! After dinner, we'll finish up with a Ceili where everyone is invited up to learn a little Irish dancing! Sponsored by the Ventura Division of the An cien t Or der of Hiber n ian s.

$25 in clu des?Ir ish din n er an d bever ages For In f o: 805 804-7558

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Is this the Summer f or your Great Irish American Road Trip??

Fr om Gaelic Storm LIVE in M ilw au k ee t o a Baileys Cr eam Don u t in Oh io...h er e ar e som e Su m m er Tr avel Tips!

If you ar e good at spu r of t h e m om en t t r avels, t h er e is st ill t im e t o m ak e it t o on e or bot h of t h e ver y popu lar Ir ish Fair s an d M u sic Fest ivals list ed h er e! Th ey ar e Wor ld Fam ou s an d f or good r eason ! For good m easu r e an d Lorem sit amet, becau se it t oo look s am azin g; w e h ave lin k ed ipsum h er e adolor DONUT TRAIL in Oh io! We r ecom m en d you st ar t w it h consetetur sadipscing sedr diam # 4 on t h e list , Kelly 's Bak er y in Ham ilt on , so w e can be t r u eelitr, t o ou com m it m en t t o an Ir ish Slan t ! The Du blin Ir ish Fest ival is an Annual Event celebrating Irish Culture and Music held in Dublin, Ohio, near Columbus. This Irish Extravaganza held the first weekend of August, attracts over 100,000 visitors to eight entertainment stages on 29 acres in and beyond Coffman Park! The Irish and Celtic Music are exceptional and the expected Irish/Celtic Dance, vendors, food, libations and activities are all offered along with better than usual cultural exhibits, games, sports, arts and crafts, and children's activities. According to the organizers, The Dublin Irish Festival Academy offers a variety of classes led by DIF performers

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M ilw u k ee Ir ish Fest This is the Godfather of Irish Music Festivals and almost everyone that has ever been concurs.. The dates this year are from August 16 - 19, 2018. Visit these resources for much more on this grand organization: @CelticMKE at http://CelticMKE.com for blogs & events!

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This looks like a Family Friendly & Foodie Trip Delight! Start at Kelly's Bakery in Hamilton: we have this on the radar for 2019! If any of our readers do this tour; please get pictures and let us know! LINK TO DONUT TRAIL

Speak in g of t r avels w it h an Ir ish slan t ...w e saw t h is ch ar m in g look in g Ir ish Pu b in Tallin n , Est on ia last w eek . It w as closed so lat er w e look ed it u p on lin e t o ch eck t h e h ou r s. Th e r eview s r ead lik e a cr im e n ovel! Th e place sou n ds lik e it is st r aigh t ou t of Dick en s a cou ple cen t u r ies back ! Can't w ait t o ch eck it ou t !.


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Irish Arts and Entertainment Summer Issue  

Latest updated version of our Digital Publication dedicated to All Things Irish! Cover feature on the Irish and Scottish who played an impor...

Irish Arts and Entertainment Summer Issue  

Latest updated version of our Digital Publication dedicated to All Things Irish! Cover feature on the Irish and Scottish who played an impor...