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By Elaine Stuckey | April 6, 2006
If you could go anywhere in the world for a vacation, what country would you choose? No matter how often I was asked this question, the answer was always the same: Ireland. Having been brought up surrounded by Irish relatives and neighbors and having heard so many wonderful tales of "the old sod," it is no wonder that a trip to Ireland was my dream. In 2004 it was time to fulfill my dream. However, because of illness, the trip had to be canceled twice. Things finally came together in 2005 when my cousin, Marg Morrison of Pittsfield, Mass.
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January 15, 2004
Pat Lowe The 2003 Special Olympics were over on June 29, and our friends, Roger and Shirley VanPelt, were ready to begin touring Ireland with us. Buz and I had spent several days in Dublin while they completed their volunteer assignments at the track and field venue. We visited the main sights, but the one that impressed us most was our visit to Newgrange. This passage grave is part of a great Neolithic cemetery in the valley of the River Boyne.
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By John Reger | January 24, 2008
One of my favorite vacations I took was when I went to Ireland several years ago. The trip was memorable for many reasons, but unfortunately the food was not one of them. Cuisine associated with Ireland is in direct contrast with the people and the countryside. While both of those are brilliant and interesting, the food tastes bland and is totally uninspiring. Fortunately, Muldoon’s Dublin Pub and Celtic Bar recognizes this and has melded food from Ireland and the United Kingdom, plus thrown in a few American dishes.
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By Bob Leonard | March 17, 2007
In the summer of 2002, my wife and I decided to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary with a 30-day trip to Ireland. My wife selected for this visit not the usual bed-and-breakfasts, which one finds everywhere in Ireland, but instead, three charming self-catering houses in rural areas in County Clare and County Tipperary. The first thing I noticed about this part of Ireland was that it resembled the rural area of western Pennsylvania where I had grown up. The second thing was that the people we met in the small towns were warm, friendly and gracious, and during the days that we spent in each location, it was not difficult to feel welcome.
SPORTS
August 16, 2007
NAKHONNAYAK, Thailand ? UC Irvine women's golfer Selaneé Henderson is in 45th place and she has helped the U.S. team to sixth place after two rounds of the World University Games at Watermill Golf and Gardens. Henderson, the Big West Conference Player of the Year as a junior last spring, shot 19-over-par 91 Wednesday. Her two-round total is 174, 30 over par. Team USA was led by Stanford's Jennifer Tangtiphaiboontana, who shot one-under 71 Wednesday. Her 36-hole total is 154 and she is tied for eighth.
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By Alicia Robinson | December 25, 2006
BALBOA ISLAND — Frank McNamara gets up every day at 5 a.m. He arrives at St. John Vianney Chapel at 7 a.m., takes off his jacket and dons a black cassock. He fastens the 21 buttons down the front and pulls the white surplice over his head. It's the start of a routine he's been keeping for more than 20 years as the chapel's altar server — they're no longer called "altar boys" because the task is now open to girls as well as adults. At 80, McNamara is the oldest altar server in the Diocese of Orange.
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April 28, 2009
“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at his Newport Beach home on Friday, April 24, 2009 from complications due to pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his wife, Annie; his brothers and sister, Michael and Therese Quinn, Lilian and Jerry Scanlon, and Kay and the late George Quinn; his U.S. children, Derek, Heather, Jeff, Andrea, Andrew, and Wendy.
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March 13, 2005
March is Irish Heritage Month in the United States, and it's safe to say that Irish or not, we Americans love to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. And in the spirit of keeping it a safe holiday, why not celebrate your Irishness -- or love of Irishness -- by sitting back and enjoying one of the many terrific films that have come out of Ireland? The Abbey Theatre and the Dublin's Project Arts Centre have been home to countless wonderful actors and playwrights.
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March 24, 2000
Alex Coolman "It was a sad day yesterday in Ireland," said Noel Ginnity, one of the performers in "Stars of the Irish Cabaret." He was talking on a cellular phone from a bus taking him to the airport for a flight to Las Vegas. "Yes, they buried the Irish national hokeypokey champion," Ginnity said. "It took hours to get him in the ground. "Every time they put the right leg in, he put the right leg out." Ginnity, the cabaret's comedian, has a tendency to slip into slightly fanciful anecdotes.
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By Jack Salisbury | July 14, 2008
Question time was the highlight of the day for a dozen or so kids at Balaeric Park last week. “Do you guys have Wal-Mart over there?” one asked the Irishmen. “Can you say the number ‘three’ again?” another asked, making fun of the guests’ tendency to leave out the “h” sound. Dave O’Toole and Sean Geoghegan, 22-year-olds from Ireland, fielded such questions while teaching the basics of soccer to local kids ages 7 to 10 during a camp hosted by Costa Mesa.
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By Steve Virgen, steve.virgen@latimes.com | June 22, 2011
For the past nine seasons, John Ireland has been the Los Angeles Lakers' sideline reporter for KCAL 9 television. But that has changed because the Corona del Mar High alumnus will now be calling the action. Ireland, a 1981 graduate of CdM, will be the play-by-play announcer on 710 ESPN radio alongside commentator and former Laker Mychal Thompson, it was announced Tuesday. Ireland, 47, who has been with KCAL since 1995, replaces Spero Dedes, now with the New York Knicks. Corona del Mar High must be proud of its alumni.
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By Steve Virgen | June 23, 2009
When it comes to the Newport-Mesa area surely John Ireland is relevant. But tonight among an impressive group of guests at the All-Star Lowsman Banquet, the radio and TV sports reporter might just be as irrelevant as Ryan Succop. Still, Ireland, a Corona del Mar High alumnus, will be the emcee of the Irrelevant Week annual event and will do his best to keep the crowd entertained. Introducing the guests at the head table should get everyone’s attention. Several of them are affiliated with the University of Southern California, or as Mr. Irrelevant founder Paul Salata likes to say, the real USC. Salata will definitely have ammunition for that claim tonight at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa. He won’t be shy to remind Succop who’s in the house.
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April 28, 2009
“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at his Newport Beach home on Friday, April 24, 2009 from complications due to pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his wife, Annie; his brothers and sister, Michael and Therese Quinn, Lilian and Jerry Scanlon, and Kay and the late George Quinn; his U.S. children, Derek, Heather, Jeff, Andrea, Andrew, and Wendy.
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By PETER BUFFA | March 14, 2009
Do you know what Tuesday is? Yes, the day after Monday. That is true. But I’m looking for a little more than that. I’ll give you a hint. If Gabriel Byrne, Finnoula Flanagan, Colin Farrell, Maureen O’Hara, Liam Neeson and Bono were all celebrating something on Tuesday, I’m guessing this is the reason why. Of course, it’s St. Patrick’s Day, the one day when we are all Irish and on which we celebrate all things green. Are you excited? I knew you would be. Granted, I will grab at almost any excuse for a party, but I am a major St. Patty’s Day fan. There are a number of reasons for that.
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By Daniel Tedford | July 17, 2008
There was never any doubt for Ian Voss. Even as a young man, he knew his future was with the Marines. There were many appealing reasons for joining the Marines: duty, adventure, the chance to ride in a tank. But for Voss, it was a family thing. ?I grew up idolizing my uncle,? said Voss, whose uncle and grandfather were Marines. ?A 75-year-old man riding a Harley Davidson ? that?s how I would like to be.? Sgt. Voss, 25, joined the Marines after graduating early from Corona del Mar High School in 2001 and has since done two tours of duty in Iraq.
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By Jack Salisbury | July 14, 2008
Question time was the highlight of the day for a dozen or so kids at Balaeric Park last week. “Do you guys have Wal-Mart over there?” one asked the Irishmen. “Can you say the number ‘three’ again?” another asked, making fun of the guests’ tendency to leave out the “h” sound. Dave O’Toole and Sean Geoghegan, 22-year-olds from Ireland, fielded such questions while teaching the basics of soccer to local kids ages 7 to 10 during a camp hosted by Costa Mesa.
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By Michael Miller | March 16, 2008
NEWPORT BEACH — Carol McDermott heard that four of Ireland’s most famous children were visiting Muldoon’s Dublin Pub and Celtic Bar on Saturday. Having married into an Irish family, she took a front-row seat. “I told my husband, ‘Let’s take a lunch break and come here,’” McDermott said, seated at a lunch table in the crowded restaurant by Fashion Island. “Being Irish, it’s nice to have this piece of Ireland here in town.
ENTERTAINMENT
By John Reger | January 24, 2008
One of my favorite vacations I took was when I went to Ireland several years ago. The trip was memorable for many reasons, but unfortunately the food was not one of them. Cuisine associated with Ireland is in direct contrast with the people and the countryside. While both of those are brilliant and interesting, the food tastes bland and is totally uninspiring. Fortunately, Muldoon’s Dublin Pub and Celtic Bar recognizes this and has melded food from Ireland and the United Kingdom, plus thrown in a few American dishes.
SPORTS
August 16, 2007
NAKHONNAYAK, Thailand ? UC Irvine women's golfer Selaneé Henderson is in 45th place and she has helped the U.S. team to sixth place after two rounds of the World University Games at Watermill Golf and Gardens. Henderson, the Big West Conference Player of the Year as a junior last spring, shot 19-over-par 91 Wednesday. Her two-round total is 174, 30 over par. Team USA was led by Stanford's Jennifer Tangtiphaiboontana, who shot one-under 71 Wednesday. Her 36-hole total is 154 and she is tied for eighth.
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