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From: Pat Connors <>
Subject: [IRELAND] more tidbits on Ireland today...
Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 08:07:54 -0700
thanks to George Keanes' newsletter...
TRINITY DEATH - Author Leon Uris, who wrote the best-selling novels
Exodus and Trinity, has died at the age of 78. In 1976, he received the
Irish Institute's John F Kennedy Award for Trinity, an encyclopedic
story of three Irish families from the mid-19th century to the Easter
Rising of 1916.
TEA-DRINKERS - Tea-drinking in Ireland has declined sharply, with the
average Irish person drinking 760 cups last year compared to 870 in
1997. The traditional hot cup-of-tea is largely being replaced by herbal
drinks, while coffee consumption has also risen to an average of 210
KENNEDY ANNIVERSARY - 40 years ago last week, US President John
Fitzgerald Kennedy landed at Dublin Airport and both he and the Irish
were amazed at his reception. Hundreds of thousands of people traveled
to see him in Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Cork and Wexford. The Kennedy
visit left an indelible optimistic mark on Ireland as, more than anyone
before or since, he represented the successful return of the Irish emigrant.
MORE MEMORIES - 40 years ago, Eunice Kennedy Shriver accompanied
President Kennedy on his visit to New Ross, Co Wexford, from where their
great-grandfather, Patrick Kennedy, left in 1848 for Boston. It was also
40 years ago that Shriver started a summer camp in Maryland for children
and adults with learning disabilities, from which the Special Olympics
emerged. During the Special Olympic Games in Ireland this week, Shriver
returned to New Ross to relive fond memories and to again visit her
Pat Connors, Sacramento CA
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