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  1. Irish hot cross buns recipe for Easter

    Irish hot cross buns recipe for Easter

    Hot Cross Buns are traditionally eaten on Good Friday in Ireland. The cross on the top symbolises the Cross Jesus was crucified on. There are superstitions in Ireland related to Hot Cross buns and Good Friday for example: Hot Cross Buns made on Good Friday, have magical powers, they will not go mouldy, but if you keep a Hot Cross Bun from one year to the next your house will be protected from fire. Ingredients for making Hot Cross Buns •1lb plain flour •2 oz caster sugar •1 oz fresh yeast or 1 level tablespoon dried yeast •¼ pint lukewarm...

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  2. President Obama, and Top Politicians take part in Kennedy Institute Dedication in Boston

    President Obama, and Top Politicians take part in Kennedy Institute Dedication in Boston

    President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and a parade of other top politicians are to descend on Dorchester today to speak at the formal dedication of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. The kickoff, like the institute, is poised to be both a paean to the power and majesty of the legislative body as well as a celebration of Kennedy, the liberal lion who served as US senator from Massachusetts from 1962 until his death in 2009. The new monument to a member of the state’s most famous political family is on Columbia Point in Dorchester,...

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  3. Live in Ireland’s most historical villa for €1.3m

    Live in Ireland’s most historical villa for €1.3m

    It’s one of the most significant historical buildings in Ireland and the country’s “best and earliest example of a Palladian villa”, according to the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage – and yet Bellamont Forest in County Cavan is on An Taisce’s list of significant buildings at risk, due to vacancy, water damage and neglect. The house was completed in 1730 by Judge Thomas Coote and designed by the talented architect Edward Lovett Pearce. The estate was gambled away by descendant John Coote in 1874 and bought by the Dorman-Smiths, whose most famous member, Eric ‘Chink’ Dorman-Smith, served in the British...

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  4. St Patrick’s Day Celebration Photos released!

    St Patrick’s Day Celebration Photos released!

    We would like to thank all our members for coming out for our St Patrick’s Day party, which was held at our new exciting venue, the State House. The event was sold out, over 400 guests took part in the festivities, and the evening was a great success by all accounts! We were delighted to have wonderful entertainment by Hogan’s Goat band and the Brady Kenny O’Brien Irish Dance Academy North/South Shore. We would like to say a big  thank you to Mayor Marty Walsh for attending the event and addressing the crowd. We would also like to thank all our sponsors, without...

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  5. Members discount for Irish Film Fest! March 19 – 22

    Members discount for Irish Film Fest! March 19 – 22

    TICKETS ARE SELLING FAST FOR THE 2015 IRISH FILM FESTIVAL, BOSTON Irish Network Members will receive an email today with codes. This year’s lineup will offer a host of contemporary Irish films, intimate receptions with visiting Irish filmmakers, cocktail parties and a few surprises! VIEW PROGRAM & BUY TICKETS HERE  

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  6. Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you all!

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you all!

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all our valued IN members. We hope you have a wonderful day celebrating our Irish Heritage. Yesterday the IN Board had the pleasure of meeting with the Tanaiste, Joan Burton, to discuss economic and cultural links between Boston and Ireland. We thank the Tanaiste for her efforts in keeping the ties between Boston and Ireland a priority.  

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  7. 150 Landmarks Globally, Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day!

    150 Landmarks Globally, Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day!

    The Global Greening has begun, with the first of an expected 150 landmarks around the world lighting up for St. Patrick’s Day. The Global Greening is a Tourism Ireland initiative that encourages iconic structures around the world to go green for March 17 – throwing a spotlight on the island of Ireland. The initiative began in 2010 with just a single building – the Sydney Opera House New participants for 2015 include the Colosseum, the Sacré Cœur basilica in Paris, Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry and Edinburgh Castle. “Being able to put ourselves front and centre on the world stage in this...

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  8. Irish Stew Recipe

    Irish Stew Recipe

    As Irish celebrity chef Rachel Allen says, “there isn’t a definitive recipe for Irish stew simply because each household has adapted their own family recipe”. Some people use lamb, some beef, some people add carrots, some not. Many recipes call for celery and parsnips, and who doesn’t like parsnips!? Check out Rachel’s recipe here and tell us how you make yours!  

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  9. The Irish Times is seeking clips from Irish people around the world celebrating St Patrick’s Day

    The Irish Times is seeking clips from Irish people around the world celebrating St Patrick’s Day

    The Irish Times video team is putting together a compilation of clips from Irish people around the world celebrating St Patrick’s Day this week, so if you’d like to send a greeting home to Ireland, say Happy St Patrick’s Day to friends and family, or share your plans for the day, record a short video clip (under 30 seconds) and send it via WeTransfer to video@irishtimes.com by next Monday morning Irish time (March 16th). WeTransfer is a file sharing service that is incredibly simple to use – log on to wetransfer.com, upload the video file, enter your own email address...

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