Home » Living (page 6)

Living

Memorial to recognise former Roses

ORGANISERS of the Rose of Tralee Festival are trying to contact former Clare and Clare-born roses for a very special tribute event, which takes place during the festival in Tralee, County Kerry later this month. All former rose finalists will have their names inscribed in a glass wall of honour in the Tralee Rose Garden, which will be unveiled on Thursday, August 15.

Read More »

Carnegie’s life and death

MOST people will have heard the old yarn about the tourist asking for directions in New York. The question of “How do I get to Carnegie Hall?” got the very basic answer “Practice Man Practice”. Carnegie Hall, one of the great iconic performance venues, was named after the Scottish-born industrialist who financed it.

Read More »

A great show at South East Clare

  THE annual South East Clare Show at Bridgetown took place last weekend. The following are first placed results. Horse ShowingBest heavy weight or draught broodmare: Jimmy Casey, Kildysart; Best broodmare lightweight: Sheelagh Barry, Inch; Best non-thoroughbred colt foal: Dermot O’Sullivan, Kildysart; Best non-thoroughbred filly foal: Jimmy Casey, Kildysart; All-Ireland Breeders Championship qualifier: Dermot O’Sullivan, Kildysart, Stephen Culliney, Corofin; Champion foal: Champion: Dermot O’Sullivan, Kildysart, Reserve: Jimmy Casey, Kildysart; Champion broodmare The Michael Skeehan Memorial Perpetual Challenge Cup: Champion: Sheelagh Barry, Inch, Reserve: Jimmy Casey, Kildysart; Yearling colt or gelding: John Leahy, Cregg, Lahinch; Yearling filly: Rebecca Monahan, Tulla; The Irish Filly All-Ireland Championship qualifier: Peter Williams, Lisdoonvara, Rebecca Monahan, Tulla; Two-year-old colt or gelding: Cyril Stephens, Kilrush; Two-year-old filly: Noel O’Shea, Labasheeda; Three-year-old colt or gelding: Frank Casey, Ennis; Three-year-old filly: Michael Lyons, Birdhill, Tipperary; Overall champion young horse The Cooneys Bar Perpetual Challenge Cup: Champion: Cyril Stephens, Kilrush, Reserve: Michael Lyons, Birdhill, Tipperary. Show pony Open and novice …

Read More »

Kay makes it a stay to remember at An Grianán

AN O’Callaghan’s Mills woman has been doing her bit for Irish tourism by bringing a group for a short stay at An Grianán in County Louth. As part of the break, Kay Murray lined up stops at a number of well-known destinations.

Read More »

Corofin puts on a great show

The well-attended North Clare Show in Corofin was hailed as one of its best since its founding in the 1940s. The continued glorious weather brought out the crowds to savour a myriad of classes in the indoor and outdoor sections of the show.

Read More »

2013 Mr Ennis title for Gerry Lane

THE search is finally over, this year’s Mr Ennis has been chosen. The title went to local man Gerry Lane, who wowed the judges at Friday’s finals in the Queens.

Read More »

Successful Marie Keating walk

THE Marie Keating Foundation 5km walk was held for the third year in Shannon and will result in more than €5,000 being raised for the charity.

Read More »

Life and death of Wild Bill Hickok

POKER players will know the card hand of two aces and two eights as the ‘Dead Man’s Hand’. It was the hand that Wild Bill Hickok was playing in a saloon in Deadwood City, South Dakota, when he was shot in the back by a man named Jack McCall. There is no mention of what the fifth card was.

Read More »