Ireland – Birthplace of Vampires

Ireland – Birthplace of Vampires

The girl tilted her head forward to kiss the young man. However, as he lent forward, she brushed her lips past his and brought her mouth down upon his throat, a flash of teeth, white as tusks. The old Count, seated nearby, exploded in fury. And Bram Stoker awoke from...
Grace Kelly (1929-1982) – Olympic Gold & Mayo Princesses

Grace Kelly (1929-1982) – Olympic Gold & Mayo Princesses

‘I don’t want to be married to someone who feels inferior to my success or because I make more money than he does’. Such were the wise words of Academy Award-winning actress Grace Kelly when she achieved the fairytale dream of marrying Monaco’s Prince Rainier in...
Nicole Kidman’s Irish Ancestry

Nicole Kidman’s Irish Ancestry

Cape of Good Hope, November 1841. Seated in his cabin, Surgeon James Paton opened his journal, dipped his quill in ink and wrote. ‘Marianne Masters, deceased, aged 7, probably cause, teething’. The child’s death brought the number of dead so far to eight. By the time...
Walt Disney’s Leprechaun Hunt

Walt Disney’s Leprechaun Hunt

By the time of his death in 1966, Walt Disney was a household name across the world, having racked up far more Oscars than anyone else in history and established a multi-national company that now has an annual revenue of umpteen zillion, as well as resorts and theme...
George Moore: The Man Behind Alfred Nobbs

George Moore: The Man Behind Alfred Nobbs

In 2011, Glen Close and Janet McTeer were nominated for the Academy Award in the categories of Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, respectively, for their work in the film ‘Albert Nobbs.’ The movie, also nominated for a Best Makeup Oscar, was based on a novella...