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Organisers at the annual Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Sligo say that the festival is now bigger and better than ever.
'Ireland and France' is the theme of the 1981 Merriman Summer School in Ennistymon, County Clare.
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In August 1986 work is completed on the redevelopment of Howth Harbour in North County Dublin.
John O'Connell was a private in the Free State army travelling in the convoy that was ambushed at Béal na Bláth on 22 August 1922 when Michael Collins was killed.
Irish celebrities, politicians, sports people, actors, singers and performers in the early years of their careers.
The campaign to preserve the site of Viking settlement at Wood Quay, Dublin began in 1976, headed by Professor F.X. Martin, Chairman of the Friends of Medieval Dublin.