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JFK planned private family vacation to Ireland

The late American President John F Kennedy had planned a private family vacation in Ireland to visit his ancestral homestead in Dunganstown, County Wexford. Continue reading

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50th anniversary of US President John F Kennedy’s Visit to Ireland

2013 marks the 50th anniversary of a very special event in Ireland. From the 26th of June to the 29th in 1963, Ireland was buzzing with excitement thanks to the visit of US President John F Kennedy – just months … Continue reading

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Ireland Eyes Oscar Success

The 85th Oscars will take place this weekend on Sunday 24th February and as the ceremony continually grew in size and grandeur, it has since 2011 been held  in Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, just steps from the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.

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Wexford Opera Festival October 2012

For opera fans or lovers of a good show, the charming seaside town of Wexford, every year since 1951, holds an exciting and unique opera festival. Fondly referred to as “one of the best small festivals in the world”, the … Continue reading

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John Barry Maritime Festival Wexford

This weekend in Wexford, thousands of visitors are expected to attend the two day festival to commemorate one of its most famous sons, Commodore John Barry, the founder of the American Navy. Wexford-born Captain John Barry offered his services to … Continue reading

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