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  1. Irishman First in World Speed Golf

    Irishman First in World Speed Golf

    World championship is taking place in Glenview, IL on Monday 19th & Tuesday 20th of October Rob Hogan, a Golf Professional in Ireland is the current Number 1 in World Speed Golf. SpeedGolf is a growing sport, as it combines the world of athletics & golf and has followings in the US, UK, Japan & Australia. Many of the golfing networks & national media outlets have covered the sport to some degree in recent years. Rob has gained significant success to date in his short career, claiming the World Championship title in 2013 & Runner up spot in 2014. He...

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  2. Celebration of Dubs win to be held on O’Connell Street in Dublin

    Celebration of Dubs win to be held on O’Connell Street in Dublin

    A “homecoming” celebration of Dublin’s All-Ireland football success will be held on Monday evening in the capital. The Lord Mayor, Críona Ní Dhálaigh and Dublin City Council will host the celebration on O’Connell Street. The Dublin team won its 25th all-Ireland title on Sunday at Croke Park, beating Kerry by 12 points to nine. The event is due to begin at 7.15pm on Monday and will centre on a stage to be erected to the south of the Spire. The team will arrive on an open-top bus and will be joined in the celebrations by their backroom staff and the...

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  3. Lisdoonvarna: Matchmaking festival brings some for love and others for a second chance.

    Lisdoonvarna: Matchmaking festival brings some for love and others for a second chance.

    It is late September at the end of the tourism season. Most of the tourists have gone home. Yet in Lisdoonvarna there is not a hotel room to be had, nor a car parking space in the whole of the narrow streets. The rain is sheeting down. There is so much music coming from every doorway that it seems to create a solid wall of noise, country and Irish noise mostly. This is the third and busiest weekend of the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival. The international curiosity towards this idiosyncratic and very Irish festival grows with every passing year. TLC are...

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  4. PM Modi to visit Ireland, US from September 23-29

    PM Modi to visit Ireland, US from September 23-29

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Ireland and the US from September 23-29. In posts on Facebook, Modi said he will be going to Ireland on September 23 – in the first visit by an Indian prime minister in almost 60 years – and hold talks with Taoiseach (prime minister) Enda Kenny. “We hope to further develop strong people-to-people and economic ties with Ireland in the years to come. In Ireland, I will also interact with the Indian community,” he wrote. On September 24, Modi will travel to the US. In New York City, Modi will address the UN Sustainable...

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  5. Primark opens it’s Doors in Boston!

    Primark opens it’s Doors in Boston!

    Primark opened its first U.S. store this week at Downtown Crossing in Boston. The first Primark store (known as Penneys in Ireland) opened in Dublin in 1969. Primark operates 292 stores and employs over 62,000 people in ten countries: Ireland, Spain, The Netherlands, Portugal, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, the UK and the US. Primark’s Downtown Crossing store spans four floors across 77,000 square foot of selling space. It comprises 73 cash registers, 84 fitting rooms and 530 mannequins. There is free wifi throughout the store and ‘recharge’ areas where customers can relax and recharge their phones. The men’s recharge area...

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