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Wednesday, July 4th 2012

It's a July 4th, US Independence Day special today, as Brenda visits New Ross as they celebrate Independence day for the first time, we hear from Louisiana where Benedictine Monks have been told they cannot sell coffins to the general public and we find out about the New York hotels which offer beds outdoors, under the stars...

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The Island Landscape

RTÉ Television, in association with Mooney, is currently producing a major new documentary series on the history of the Irish landscape. The series will tell the story of how our landscape was created after the last major climatic event – the end of the last Ice Age, over ten thousand years ago.  And we want your help! Would you like to contribute video towards the TV series? Click here to find out what we're looking for!

Valuing Rings

Following our item yesterday, where Brenda spoke to Dublin jeweller Carol Clarke about misvaluations of rings bought abroad, Katriona McFadden and Sinéad Renshaw brought the below ring to two jewellers and one pawnbroker to find out what they would value it at - we then reveal how much Sinéad actually paid for it...

US Independence Day Being Celebrated In New Ross, Wexford

He was the man who faced down Kruschev during the Cuban missile crisis, and the only American president EVER to have received a purple heart, the highest US military honour. But to the people of Ireland, he was very much one of our own! He was, of course, John Fitzgerald Kennedy. As we all know, JFK died at the tender age of 46 in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963. But just five months before this, he arrived in Ireland, to a rapturous reception. No more so than in the small town of New Ross, Co Wexford. Now, 49 years later, the people of New Ross have launched the inaugural Ireland-America Independence Day. And Brenda Donohue was there this morning to sample the atmosphere! For more information about the events taking place in New Ross, click here.

Today's Podcasts

The Penny Ring
Music For US Independence Day
US Independence Day In New Ross, Co. Wexford

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