Music and song celebrate Kilmurry Church heritage

first_imgNewsCommunityMusic and song celebrate Kilmurry Church heritageBy Rose Rushe – August 25, 2014 708 Previous articleRDS National Craft and Student Award shows bookend LimerickNext articleLimerick FC hammered at home Rose Rushehttp://www.limerickpost.ieCommercial Features and Arts Editor at Limerick Post Linkedin WhatsApp Twitter Printcenter_img Baritone with an international platform, Owen GilhoolyTO celebrate National Heritage Week, an ‘evening of music and song’ will take place at Killmurry Church in Castletroy on Friday August 29 at 8pm. The concert will feature baritone Owen Gilhooly and pianist Stuart O’Sullivan with new and emerging young singers and musicians.The occasion marks the completion of phase one of repairs to the tower and steeple of this historic church, located behind The Hurler’s Bar. Another element to the fundraiser will be a raffle for a painting by visual artist and writer, Anne Fitzgerald. Facebook Advertisement Emaillast_img read more

Anti-Semitism rears head in debate

first_imgRecently, an audio was released of a black politician in Washington, D.C., discussing the weather with a friend. He stated that “the Jews control the weather.” I hope that was in jest, bad humor – like what you see on Saturday Night Live. No one really believes it — right? Rothschild gold at it again. It fits with what Rev. Louis Farrakhan says about Jews.I will try to make sense of it. God, the father of Jesus (via immaculate conception), used a Jewish girl, Mary, as a vessel of life to bring forth a savior. Being Jesus was half Jewish and his father is God, that’s the connection to the Jews controlling the weather. God controls everything.It’s not the Jews; it’s not global warming. It’s God. Blame it on “him.” Oh yes, Christ isn’t Jesus’ last name; that’s what he became on the cross – the Christ. The sky darkened, the earth moved, the wind blew. This was God doing the weather, again.The black politician in D.C. was sort of right, The reverend is all wrong. Being stupid is excusable. Being evil is unforgivable. God is not a Jew.Edmond DayRotterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesCar hits garage in Rotterdam Sunday morning; Garage, car burnEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Tufts football relishes in back-to-back wins after futile drought

first_imgBroken, bloody noses, gashed legs and bruised body parts were the byproducts of a historic moment.After storming the field, Tufts fans chanted “Olé, Olé.” They high-fived strangers and crowd-surfed. They congratulated players and didn’t care that they smelled like sweat.“People are getting to be concerned, because my legs are so bruised from it,” said Carolyn Margulies, a Tufts freshman who cut her leg while flipping over a fence to get onto the field.“But it was totally worth it.”Tufts had not won a game since the season opener in 2010 — until two weeks ago.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Jumbos ended a 31-game losing streak with a 24-17 win over Hamilton on Sept. 20 at Ellis Oval / Zimman Field in Somerville, Massachusetts. For every player on the team, it was the first time they had ever won a college football game. But the win was not a flash in the pan. Tufts followed up the monumental victory with another against Bates on Saturday — two wins that are a product of community support and stronger leadership than in recent years. Hamilton hasn’t won a game since 2012, so fans had a feeling that the Jumbos’ losing streak might end two weeks ago. With five minutes left, students lined the fence around the field. They didn’t mention the potential win fearing that they would jinx it, but they prepared to rush the field anyway.“We went out to go shake hands and the next thing you know there was 3,000 kids screaming onto the field running around us,” Tufts head coach Jay Civetti said.Throughout the week between the two games, fellow students congratulated the players around campus. Civetti said his team had to contain its excitement in practice on Tuesday. Students joked that their team should now take on Alabama.“There was a bit of a reality check,” Civetti said. “‘Hey look, it’s one win guys.’”But that didn’t stop the fans from getting excited. This past weekend was homecoming, which meant an even bigger crowd attended the game. There were numerous sporting events, a carnival and parties throughout the weekend. Though the energy wasn’t as high after the second win, students stormed the field again. This time, security guards opened the fences to avoid injuries.One of the biggest differences between this season and years past is that Tufts picked captains for 2014 as soon as last season ended. They used to be announced at the start of the season. The change allowed for roles to be established early on throughout the spring so the team had strong leadership when the season started.This is also the first year that Civetti, who took over in 2011, recruited all four classes on his team.Senior quarterback Jack Doll said he and the other seniors shared the moment and gathered around Civetti to take in the new experience.“We stuck together and in difficult times we just leaned on each other and that’s where most of us get our motivation from,” Doll said. “It’s from the group.“We did what we set out to do and it was on to the next one. We didn’t sit around and pat ourselves on the back.”After years of futility, Tufts seems to be changing its identity. While seniors are seeing a win for the first time, the freshmen have yet to see them lose.“I always joke that I feel like I was lied to when I got here, because I was promised a losing team and now this is happening,” Margulies said. “I don’t even know if I can trust Tufts anymore.” Comments Published on September 30, 2014 at 12:15 am Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more