Farewell to ‘King Henry’ Shefflin

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king_henry_shefflin_catsMarch 25, 2015 is the day that the ‘King of the Cats’ Henry Shefflin announced his retirement from inter-county hurling after winning 10 All-Ireland Hurling Championships, 13 Leinster Senior Hurling Championships, 6 Allianz Leagues and a 3 time winner of the GAA/GPA Hurler of the Year award.

To celebrate King Henry’s hurling exploits, we’ve gathered some videos for you to enjoy.

Farewell King Henry

Henry Shefflin Retirement Statement

The Wizardry of Henry Shefflin

Dónal Óg Cusack on the brilliance of Henry Shefflin

Henry Shefflin Tribute

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Irish Genealogy Research Links

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Researching your Irish roots? This handy list of links is a great place to start!

Useful genealogy links from official bodies in Ireland:

Irish-Immigration

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Definition for Irish Phrase – The Craic

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So what does The Craic mean in Irish?

If you’re visiting Ireland for the first time, some of the phrases used might leave you scratching your head. For example, when someone asks you if you’re ‘up for a bit of craic’ they don’t mean do you want to smoke a crack pipe.

the-dingle-pug-craicThe Craic

Not to be mistaken for crack cocaine, or a persons private region.

Craic is fun, partying. Craic separates the Irish from most other nationalities on the planet. ‘The Craic’ is something that is inside every Irish person, waiting for a chance to runamuck, irrespective of rules and/or most consequences of one’s actions.

An inner sense of joy and divilment.

Common usage:

  1. ‘It was great craic’
  2. ‘The craic was mighty’
  3. ‘We had some craic’

All of the above usually refer to reckless abandonment, general good natured fecklessness.

Occasions When ‘The Craic’ Might Occur

A friend asks if you are ‘going for one’, often on a week night, just after work, when you know you shouldn’t. ‘One’ in this instance is an alcoholic beverage, and often leads to many more than one. This is when The Craic is likely to reach fever pitch.

When you least expect it, and when you really shouldn’t have The Craic.

Occasions When You Probably Won’t Have The Craic

There is usually only one way to prevent The Craic from happening, and that is to plan a social event in advance. Having even a day’s planned notice (sometimes just hours notice) of a social gathering that ‘should be fun’, often kills any chance of having The Craic.

Used as an Insult

‘You’re no craic’. Use sparingly, as it really is hurtful.

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News From Dingle (Video)

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Interested in local Dingle news? Well we’ll do our best to keep you up-to-date with news videos direct from the Dingle Peninsula.

Catch up with the latest developments that has people talking and guessing in Dingle

New Developments?

scrogalltvScrogall is a Community TV station based on the Dingle Peninsula and covering local cultural and news events. See also Dingle Videos

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