In 2004, Edel Fox, from Miltown Malbay, County Clare, was awarded the TG4 Gradam Ceoltóir Óg na Bliana (Young Musician of the Year). "Gradam Ceoil TG4 presents the Young Musician's award to instrumentalists from all parts of Ireland who are just a small example of the thousands of young men and women who are the future of Irish music." Posted on Youtube on the 7th of April 2014 by TG4.
Thursday, 17 April 2014
A Pathé News film of the wedding in Newmarket-on-Fergus, County Clare, of Deirdre O'Brien, daughter of Lord and Lady Inchiquin of Dromoland Castle, and Dr Horace Beecher Chapin of New York. Posted on Youtube on the 13th of April 2014 by British Pathé.
"This is a brief and rare video clip of the late Michael Tierney taken in 1989 in the town of Ennis, County Clare. He was one of the town's funniest and greatest characters. He was honest,loving, kind and totally true to himself and everyone around him. He was much loved when he was alive and delivering his newspapers and he is still loved and fondly remembered today. He was one of a kind and one of the last true personalities of his generation." Posted on Youtube on the 29th of September 2010 by bernard dilger.
See also "I Could Have Danced All Night, an RTE radio documentary [by Brian O'Connell] about the life of Michael Tierney, a man described as one of the last great characters of County Clare."
Tuesday, 15 April 2014
De Valera Public Library, Harmony Row, Ennis on Wednesday 23rd April at 7.30pm. This date coincides with the millennial anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf and the death of Brian Ború. It is also the date on which World Book Night will be celebrated. Michael Moylan will bring his Irish History Live show to the library on the evening when he will enthrall the audience, adults and children, with his interactive show. He will provide hands-on experience of what life was like in the time of Brian Ború. Many more events are planned in the following months as part of the programme including visits by author Morgan Llywelyn, historical talks, quizzes, competitions and a touring Brian Ború exhibition that has been produced by Clare County Library. This programme is a chance for the whole county to rediscover a love of books and reading and to promote a renewed sense of community spirit in sharing that reading experience with each other.