September 30, 2012 |
There are no people on Earth as romantic as the French. No one is punctual like the Swiss. The Germans have defined a sense of order. The Italians know how to eat. And no one, I mean no one, does misery like the Irish. Ireland's well-chronicled story of rags to riches to rags again is a cautionary tale of the early 21st century. A country reared on hardship, famine and oppression has, after a brief turn in the economic sun, been cast back into the misty gloom of struggle. But lately I've begun to notice that a mischievous quality has sneaked in under the cloak of misery the Irish have put back on with disarming ease after the good times ended.
September 15, 2012 |
During a visit to Ireland last September, Martha Bernie stayed in County Sligo at Temple House, a Georgian mansion set in a private estate spread across more than 1,000 acres. As she drove down the estate's long driveway, she stopped to photograph two donkeys. "When I rolled down the car window, they came over and said hello," she said. The Pasadena resident used a Canon AE-1. To submit your photos, click the upload button below. When you upload your photos, tell us where they were taken and when.
August 31, 2012 |
Neither jet lag nor late arriving luggage could put a damper on a historic trip to Dublin, Ireland, by the Sherman Oaks Notre Dame High football team. The Knights took care of business Friday, getting a 60-yard interception return for a touchdown by Nick Holland en route to 27-15 victory over Hamilton of Chandler, Ariz. The Knights left Southern California on Tuesday and encountered some travel problems on the way to Dublin. They had to practice two days without shoulder pads while waiting for their luggage to arrive, but Coach Kevin Rooney made sure the team wasn't distracted in its preparations.
August 31, 2012 |
Six nights in castles, a rental car and round-trip airfare from L.A. to Dublin are all wrapped up in a tidy package that starts at $1,200 a person from the Aer Lingus Vacation Store . The offer is good for late fall and winter, but at this super-low price it's worth busting out a few sweaters and good boots. The deal: The Castles of Ireland package requires two travelers (double occupancy). It includes round-trip airfare from Los Angeles, a rental car (standard) and stays at Duboyne Castle in Meath, Kilronan Castle in Roscommon, Dromoland Castle in Clare and Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel in Dublin.
August 31, 2012 |
There will be a bit more of the Irish -- well, the American variety, that is -- in Dublin on Saturday when Notre Dame takes on Navy in a college football season opener. This will be the first college football game played in Ireland since 1996, when the Midshipmen also took on the Fighting Irish, who won the game, 54-27, before a half-filled stadium at Croke Park in Dublin. When the two teams meet on Saturday in the Emerald Isle Classic, it will be in the newly built Aviva Stadium, which holds 50,000 and usually plays host to Ireland's top soccer and rugby teams.
August 6, 2012 |
LONDON -- History told us of Babe Didrikson Zaharias, then of Fanny Blankers-Koen. Legends grew around Dawn Fraser and Olga Connolly; also Joan Benoit and now Kim Rhode. They are Olympic women. Hear them roar. Someday, given what took place at a boxing arena in the far reaches of the London Olympics on Monday afternoon, the name Katie Taylor may be on the list. It was just four rounds of superb boxing by the young woman from Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland. Nor was it unexpected.
August 6, 2012 |
To play high school football in Southern California, players have to fulfill some basic requirements, such as getting a physical and making sure they are academically eligible. There is an added element if you want to play for Sherman Oaks Notre Dame this season. You'll need a passport, because the Knights are headed to Ireland to play Hamilton High of Chandler, Ariz., on Aug. 31 in a journey that will rank as the longest trip any Southern Section school has traveled for a regular-season football game.
June 19, 2012 |
CBS This Morning Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.); Hulu CEO Jason Kilar; Kathy Ireland. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Summer beauty; Anthony Mackie. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Rachael Ray Regis Philbin. 8 a.m. KCAL Live With Kelly Julia Louis-Dreyfus; Ice-T; Ronnie Wood; co-host D.L. Hughley. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Michelle Pfeiffer; Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)
June 18, 2012 |
Italy qualified for the quarterfinals of the European Championship after Antonio Cassano and Mario Balotelli scored in each half of a tense 2-0 victory over Ireland on Monday in Poznan, Poland. Cassano headed in the ball with his back to the goal by the near post following a corner kick in the 35th minute on a warm and muggy night. Balotelli came on as a substitute and doubled the lead in the 90th, a minute after Ireland was reduced to 10 men with Keith Andrews picking up his second yellow card.
June 14, 2012 |
Fernando Torres scored a goal in each half Thursday to give Spain a 4-0 win over Ireland and eliminate the Irish from the European Championship. David Silva and substitute Cesc Fabregas also scored second-half goals at Gdansk, Poland, as the defending champions improved to four points in Group C, the same as co-leader Croatia. Spain dominated the tempo and scoring opportunities through its quick combinations, taking 26 shots and putting the team on course for a spot in the quarterfinals.