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Scholar Discovers “Missing Piece” of a Bronze-Age Irish Horn, And Now Can Bust Out Tunes

The 3-D printed artefact (left) with mouthpieces of a modern trumpet (right) and French horn.Credit: Stuart Hay, ANU It was thought that Irish music entered a sort of “dark age”

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THE BOYHOOD OF FIONN

THE BOYHOOD OF FIONN   CHAPTER I Fionn [pronounce Fewn to rhyme with “tune”] got his first training among women. There is no wonder in that, for it is the

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Long Forgotten Irish Heroes of War

A Cork Suburb and Ireland’s Great War 1914–1918. ‘Blackpool to the Front!’ was a rallying cry first heard at Étreux in August 1914 when the Royal Munster Fusiliers halted an

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Aspiring Writer?

How Does a Poet Sneeze? Haiku!   Yes it is time again to submit your wildly metaphorical verses about that strange tree in a bog…the Doolin poetry and short story

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A Short Story Quickie

The third annual Doolin Poetry & Short Story Competition 2015 has opened. The prize fund for First Place in each both competitions is €1000. The competition entry fee is €10