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The Remarkable Rocket

Irish Children Learning through film

The Nightingale and the Rose

The Young King

The Countess Kathleen O'Shea

A Wolf Story

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The Bees who would not be left Behind

The Selfish Giant

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Taggart's Lesson

The King has....?

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Sean & the Selkie

Old Whiskers Wins a Wife

A Midnight Dance

Ugly Feet

The Changling

Singing with the Good People

How the Harp Came to Be

The Adventures of Brendan

Tir Na N-og

A Plate at Howth

Never Forget Ireland

Leary's New House

Little Red Bird

Midnight Visitors

The Day After

Boand's River

Fooling St. Patrick

The Story of Bottle Hill

The Salmon of Knowledge

Making Saint Brigid's Crosses

The Soul Traps

An Interview with Nessie

Saint Patrick's Day puzzle & crafts for kids

Saint Patrick from Slave to Saint

The White Trout

The Bewitched Kerry Cow

 

Sun, Jul 20, 2014

Hurling

This game, which is often described as "the clash of the ash" is the oldest team sport in Ireland. It's played by two teams of 15 players to a side. The girl's version of the game is called Camogie and there are 12 players to a side. One player acts as a goalkeeper while the others try to hit a small leather ball called a sliotar past the goalkeeper. The stick they use is made from the wood of the ash tree. It's shaped a bit like a hockey stick and is called a hurley or camán.
Even in ancient times, there were very strict rules about how the game should be played. Throwing the ball is not allowed; it must be lifted off the ground with the hurley or foot; and to strike an opponent was punished with severe penalties. In today's game, the player is sent off the field.
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A children's book with much wider appeal. Accented with charming, simple, cartoon-style illustrations, the book tells the story of St. Patrick, including legends and folklore about the saint along with his actual history. Although definitely geared towards children, And God Blessed the Irish can teach even adults.
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