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13 March 2009

THE ARTS: Irish Arts & Culture

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day,
Google these names, terms and titles for more about Irish arts and culture:

IRISH DANCING
Irish jig
Irish stepdancing
Kerry waltzing

IRISH DESIGN
Waterford crystal
Belleek fine china
Irish lace
Aran sweaters
Irish tweed
Book of Kells
Irish interlock
Celtic cross

IRISH or IRISH-AMERICAN WRITERS
John O’Donohue
Nuala O’Faolain (see post of interview)
Flannery O’Connor
William Butler Yeats
Frank McCourt
Eugene O’Neill
Seamus Heaney
Sean O’Casey
Msgr. John Sheridan
George Bernard Shaw
James Joyce

IRISH MUSIC
“Danny Boy”
Irish pennywhistle
Bagpipes
Bodrhan (Irish drum)

IRISH OR IRISH-AMERICAN ACTORS and ACTRESSES
George Clooney
Rosemary Clooney
Peter O’Toole
Andy Rooney
Maureen Sullivan

OTHER IRISHMEN & WOMEN (or names that sound Irish)
Pat Riley
Georgia O’Keefe

IRISH MOVIES
The Field
The Quiet Man
My Left Foot

MORE IRISH MUSIC
Snow Patrol’s lead singer Gary Lightbody is from Ireland
The Priests
Irish Rovers
Irish Wolf Hounds
The Clancy Brothers
James Galway

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