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RTE Nationwide with the Irish in New York and how they are living with and contributing to the Coronavirus eradication

https://www.rte.ie/player/series/nationwide/SI0000001172?epguid=IH000382829

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Nottingham’s St.Patrick’s Day open air concert in Market Square CANCELLED

 

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St. Patrick’s Day open air concert in Nottingham Market Square cancelled .

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Nottingham’s St Patrick’s Festival celebrations in the Market Square are a highlight in the city’s cultural programme.

Energy abounds in music song and dance. The Government has moved into the ‘delay’ stage in relation to Coronavirus. We have decided in good will and caution to cancel our festival afternoon concert on March 17th in the Market Square.

SIGNED:

Gerry Molumby

St.Patrick’s Festival Chair

On a positive note and gleam of light , we still expect the dome of the Council House to ‘global green’ on St.Patrick’s Night !

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Nottingham prisoners receive St. Patrick's Day cards unique to Nottingham designed by local artist Kerry Richardson (1)

Nottingham prisoners receive St. Patrick’s Day cards unique to Nottingham designed by local artist Kerry Richardson

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Do you know anyone in the Galtymore Stamp?

THE iconic Galtymore dancehall in London features in a new set of stamps issued in Ireland  by An Post honouring the nation’s emigration story.

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Take a close look do you recognise your  grandmother , mother, dad or uncle. It is my opinion the picture was taken by the Photographer Paddy Fahey , his archive is with Brent Libraries in North London. My estimate the year may be mid sixties!

The pdf below can be enlarged for a closer look, do we know what band was playing that night ? The Irish Post would like to hear from you editor@irishpost.co.uk,

Gerry Molumby

 

Galtymore Stamp

 

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Nottingham Council House joins the list of worldwide buildings going Green for St.Patrick’s Festival 2020

 

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Council House Nottingham 2020

 

St. Patrick's Festival Nottingham 2020 Brochure Gerry Molumby

St. Patrick’s Festival Nottingham 2020 Brochure Gerry Molumby

 

 

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Sister Stan ~ a life in focus and reflection

Veteran homeless campaigner Sister Stanislaus Kennedy opens up about cancer diagnosis

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https://www.rte.ie/player/movie/being-stan-a-life-in-focus/125774376021

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Birmingham Irish with Angela Moran tell their story on 

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000f3xf/a-very-british-history-series-2-birmingham-irish-i-am

 

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An Irish village theme and Riverdance the center piece of Nottingham’s Irish Festival 2020 March 9th to 17th 

Now in its 21st year the Nottingham Irish will utilise the spacious Market Square for
their all day concert on St.Patrick’s Day.

Saint Patrick's Day Nottingham 2018 Gerry Molumby (48)

In the run up to the day there will be literary  and cinematic events hosted by the Irish Centre and Broadway cinema.

Comhaltas, St.Barnabas GAA, Golden Shamrock Club and the dancing schools will all have marquees in the square to share with the general public what they do. In between they will be performing on the main stage. Riverdance on their 25th anniversary tour in advance of their evening performance at the Royal Concert Centre will be dancing in the square also. The headline act is the premier Irish and County star John McNichool who is certain to get everyone dancing in the market square. This year we are twinning with Cork city and county !

Gerry Molumby
Chairperson
Festival Committee

Planning meetings 2020.

February 5th 19th March 4th 11th

Meeting Room Irish Centre – Car Park (Key Holder!)

16th evening set up

Riverdance in town ~Twinning with Cork City and County ~ School Pageants and much more .
There’s ‘talk’ of a Wilde event ! and it will be anything but wild as his de profundis. The door of his cell from Reading Gaol is in Nottingham !
Let the journey begin ! 

 

Gerry Molumby Festival Chairman

 

St. Patrick's Festival Nottingham 2020 poster Gerry Molumby

St. Patrick’s Festival Nottingham 2020 poster Gerry Molumby

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We are still making them to the calibre of Roger Casement’s humanitarianism.

and many from the Irish in Britain

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New play on the life and loves of Lucia Anna Joyce , daugther of James Joyce and Nora Barnacle ….now published

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Would you like to book -Letters to Lucia touring 2019 .It tells the story of the loves and life of Lucia daughter of Jame and Nora. Lucia spent many years prior to death living in Northampton UK.
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Follow the President of Ireland around the most Irish of British cities ~ Liverpool

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Irish President MD Higgins visit to Liverpool February 12th and 13th 2019 Gerry Molumby (79)

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Large Red squirrels found roaming in Dingle !

 

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Rare sightings of the fledgling native British red squirrel, rabib size and distinctly foxy red . Gerry Molumby Photographer

We all know of the beautiful Dingle or An Daingean   peninsula Co. Kerry . Meaning   “fort of Ó Cúis”), here  as you walk along the coast you tell your fellow travellers , while pointing out to the sea ” The next parish is Manhattan New York.

Disappear into a nature reserve in the heart of Anglesey,  North Wales and you will find another Dingle  meaning  “steep wooded valley”. Because of its near island existence, except for the connections over the  Menai Strait it is the  ideal place to pilot the introduction of the native Red squirrel to the British isles.

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Dingle Nature Reserve February 2019 Gerry Molumby

 

Pass through the village of Llangefni and you could easily miss the Dingle (Nant y Pandy) Nature Reserve. This blissful woodland appears to be hidden at first, but it offers an enticing escape into a landscape that is alive with wildlife. The park also hosts several sculptures that reflect the character of the nature reserve. Bring your camera for photos of this peaceful corner of Anglesey and take your time to explore the area.

A raised and fenced wooden boardwalk was one of several 21st-century developments in the nature reserve. Find the start of the trail then set off to explore the area with ease, on foot or by wheelchair or stroller. The paths run beneath a canopy of oak and ash trees. Come in spring to witness the undergrowth explode with the colour of bluebells.

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Look for the artworks that decorate the parkland as you walk around the trail. Sculptures include a giant dragonfly, seed pods and split timbers with a poem engraved on the inside. The park also includes sculpted benches and picnic tables, making it an ideal place to take a break.

Follow the trail in a circular route. The whole trail is about 1.5 miles (roughly 2 kilometers) long. At a gentle pace you should finish the circuit in around an hour. To explore some more, keep going to find the Cefni Reservoir on a 6-mile (10-kilometer) round trip.

Take binoculars to Nant y Pandy to spot the wildlife that lives here. Red squirrels are rare elsewhere in the country, but have been reintroduced to parts of Anglesey, including this reserve.

Frogs, newts, adders and lizards make up the reptile population, while a wide variety of birds call the reserve home. Watch the water’s edge for a glimpse of a kingfisher’s iridescent colors.

The Dingle (Nant y Pandy) Nature Reserve is free to enter and open throughout the year. Drive to the Church of St. Cygnar and park nearby, then head out onto the trails on foot. The wooden boardwalk does not require special footwear or hiking experience.

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What is the best piece of Irish Music ?

 

For me it is Eleanor Plunkett, by composer Turlough O’Carolan (1670–1738).

 

Here are my favourite versions ;

 

Car park acoustics!

 

 

The Master himself

 

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When I founded Triskellion Irish Theatre and Concert Productions in 1994 I used the mission statement of ‘Ireland and its diaspora’, it was incorporated into our logo with the harp of Ireland being pages of a script and the TTC (Triskellion Theatre Company ) forming the strings in the Brian Boru harp.