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Growing up Irish in New Zealand

Danny Dowling, the New Zealand born, Galway based comedian, noted how emigration to the islands saw “the English going to Christchurch, the Scots to Dunedin, and the Irish congregating around Timaru”.

The most Irish of games

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Hurling is said to be older than the recorded history of Ireland and to predate Christianity. In Seamus King’s remarkable book The History of Hurling, there is a reference from Irish verbal history of hurling being played as far back as 1,200BC in Tara, County Meath. The earliest written references to the sport in Brehon law are from the fifth century.

Remembering Eamonn Cummins

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On January 21 2012, my dear brother Eamonn suddenly and unexpectedly passed on to join St Peters Heavenly Band. Eamonn was born in Grealishtown beside the new cemetery where he now rests.

 

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