News from Ireland

To Be Irish at Christmas

When: Tuesday, 1 December, 2020

Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora, Colm Brophy, T.D. has announced an initiative to further connect with our global diaspora this December - To Be Irish at Christmas. Speaking on Monday, Minister Colm Brophy said:

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To Be Irish at Christmas

Historic Structures Fund for traditional Irish shopfronts

When: Friday, 27 November, 2020

The Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan, TD, along with the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, TD, and the Government Chief Whip and Minister of State for Sport and An Ghaeltacht, Jack Chambers TD, today, 27 November

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Oifig an Phoist, Usher’s Quay, Dublin 8

IrelandXO Cook Club - Colcannon

When: Friday, 30 October, 2020

The potato became a staple of the Irish diet soon after Sir Walter Raleigh introduced it to Cork in the late 16th century. As newly harvested potatoes or "new potatoes" were still wet, people preferred to eat them in the form of the mash we know today.

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IrelandXO Cook Club : Colcannon

IrelandXO Cook Club - Barmbrack

When: Sunday, 25 October, 2020

Photo: duchas.ie In 19th-century Ireland, Tea & Barmbrack was considered a "substantial breakfast", a "comfortable meal" and an "abundant repast" for any occasion.

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Remembering our Irish Ancestors

When: Saturday, 24 October, 2020

Samhain, the 3-day Celtic Feast of the Dead, was celebrated in Ireland up until the 14th century when Rome decreed November 1st and 2nd as "holy days of obligation".

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Remembering our Irish Ancestors

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