May those who love us, love us. And for those who don't love us, may God turn their hearts. And if he cannot turn their hearts, may he turn their ankles so we may know them by their limping. -- Irish Toast
December 4, 2004

Kinvara and the New Ireland

Kinvara is located in Ireland's lush 'west country.' Credit: Frank Browning

Ireland's economic boom has made the once-neglected town of Kinvara a target for developers. And even as it grows again, Kinvara has returned to an ancient tradition: music, rendered by fiddles, banjos and songs. Frank Browning reports for the documentary series "Worlds of Difference."

September 1, 2003

A Dubliner's Irish Garden

Helen Dillon. Credit: Ketzel Levine, NPR

Helen Dillon is a conjurer, mixing plants, colors and shapes in seemingly random combinations. NPR's Ketzel Levine visited Dillon's grand garden in Dublin and has a report. See photos of the garden and read Dillon's insights.

June 16, 2004

Celebrating the 'Bloomsday' Centennial

The famed Marjorie Fitzgibbon statue of James Joyce on O'Connell Street in Dublin, Ireland. Photo: Richard T. Nowitz/Corbis

Dubliners celebrate the 100th anniversary of "Bloomsday" -- June 16th, 1904, the day the events in the book James Joyce novel Ulysses are set. NPR's Lynn Neary travels to Dublin to chart what's changed in the Irish capital over the century, and what's stayed the same.




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