September 15, 2000 |
Visitors to the Sedgwick Cultural Center in Mount Airy will find themselves transported across the Atlantic this fall. To open its season, the neighborhood art center is staging a wide-ranging celebration of Ireland inspired by the work of four local artists who traveled to the Emerald Isle, and including a concert by Karan Casey, former lead singer of the acclaimed Irish American quintet Solas. Tonight's artists' reception, which is free and open to the public, marks the official opening of "Images of Ireland," featuring the work of tilemaker Kate Hochner and photographers Judith and Solomon Levy and Sandra C. Davis.
May 13, 2011 |
DUBLIN - Police yesterday arrested Ireland's most notorious Muslim convert over his reported death threats against President Obama. Police said the arrest of Khalid Kelly, 44, dubbed "Taliban Terry" by Dubliners, came 10 days before Obama's arrival in Ireland and four days after the British newspaper the Sunday Mirror printed an interview with Kelly. He is Ireland's most outspoken supporter of al Qaeda and its slain founder, Osama bin Laden. Kelly was quoted as telling the newspaper that he expected al Qaeda to kill Obama during his visit to Ireland in part because the country's police force is poorly armed.
June 26, 1994 |
The World Cup will be missing one of its best known coaches for a game. Jack Charlton, the flinty Englishman who has become a folk hero in Ireland for his successes coaching its national team, will have to watch his players try to reach the second round of the World Cup from the stands. Yesterday, Charlton became only the second coach in World Cup history to be suspended for a game, for his "unsporting conduct" and "ill-mannered behavior" during Friday's 2-1 loss to Mexico.
February 17, 1994 |
Echoes of Ireland will be performed at Upper Darby High School Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. Saturday. Performing will be Mick Moloney, a Renaissance man of traditional Irish music; Eugene O'Donnell, an All-Ireland fiddle champion; Regan Wick, the North American Irish step dance champion, and Seamus Egan, master of the flute, tin whistle, uilleann pipes, banjo and mandolin. Reserved seats are $9, and general admission is $8. The center is at School Lane and Lansdowne Avenue, and the box office is open from 2:30 to 6 p.m. weekdays.
September 29, 1995 |
The Run of the Country is precariously perched on fissures and fault lines. It is a daring mix of comedy and tragedy that takes place along the border that partitions Ireland, but its strength lies in its consideration of the bitterness and guilt that can divide families. Shane Connaughton, who wrote the screenplay for My Left Foot, has adapted and markedly lightened his own novel. The blend of broad humor and far more serious material surely would not work outside Ireland, a place where wit and woe walk hand in hand.
March 14, 2001 |
The parks are closed. Bike trails, too. Fishing? Doubtful. And don't even think about playing the ponies. They aren't running. Bottom line? If you're bound for Britain, stick to the cities. And if you're heading to Ireland for St. Patrick's Day, you've got an excuse to lollygag in a pub: No parades. That's the advice that British and Irish tourism agencies are offering the hundreds of people who call each day, worried about how the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak will affect their vacations.
January 25, 2009 |
"Mom, what did that sign say? Which exit do we take to Athlone?" I had all I could handle driving a manual-shift car on the left side of the road through the narrow lanes of County Offaly, Ireland, and my 83-year-old mother was no help as a navigator. I soon learned I would have to get around the roundabouts and find the right exits on my own. My mother and I had visited Ireland once before, but we had not traveled to County Offaly, which is in the center of the country and a bit off the usual tourist routes.
March 10, 1992 |
Am I letting my imagination run rampant, or am I getting a signal, strong and clear? All during my witness of Novel Stages' "Romeo and Juliet" I picked up an almost subliminal message which went something like this: Omigod, David Bassuk is attempting to Ardenize his Shakespeare! The conceit is far from inconceivable. I've had the notion for some time that the hand on the tiller at Novel Stages is more than a little envious of the Arden Theater Co., which preceded it on the local scene by a mere few months, for the apparent ease with which the Ardens have transmuted the classics - Shakespeare, in particular - into terms that appeal greatly to a modern audience, and especially to the younger end of the demographic scale.
November 25, 1986
Politicians make such strange bedfellows. An interesting article written by Jimmy Breslin appeared on the Nov. 13 Op- ed Page. A 79-year-old man was arrested in 1981 for trying to buy guns for his side of the Irish problem. He was arrested and acquitted. Being a local folk hero he led the New York parade on St. Patrick's Day. Cardinal Terence Cooke refused to stand on the steps when the parade, with him a leader, passed by. And, to quote the author, Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D., N.Y.)
March 17, 1986 |
It's just past noon on Saturday. You switch to the AM radio dial and decide not to listen to the all-talk, yack-yack stations, the raucous top-40 stations or the hyper sports play-by-play stations. So you tune to WVCH (AM/740) and listen to the low, dulcet tones of Will Regan. From noon until 2 p.m. on Saturdays, Regan replaces the Gospel format of WVCH with "The Irish Hours. " It's a program of popular Irish music mixed in with Regan's soft patter about the wonderful music, the wonderful singers, the wonderful Irish people.