Irish Brown Soda Bread Recipe

Irish Brown Soda Bread Recipe

One of the most missed foods from the Emerald Isle for us expats has to be a good ole loaf of Irish brown bread slathered with Kerrygold butter or Ballymaloe relish & some cheddar! Drool!! (btw, recipe for a good...

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The Queensland Rose of Tralee

The Queensland Rose of Tralee

The Queensland Rose of Tralee is part of the International Rose of Tralee Festival which has been held in Co Kerry, Ireland for the past 60 years. Queensland has been participating and sending a Queensland Rose to the festival for over 30 years. It is an integral part...

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Message from the Ambassador of Ireland to Australia

Message from the Ambassador of Ireland to Australia

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig ar Ghaeil is cairde Gael Brisbane is Queensland – guím gach rath agus séan ar gach duine atá ag ceiliúradh na Féile níos mó anois ná riamh is an bhliain deacair is dúshlánach a bhí againn ón am seo anuraidh. Normally we are gearing up for...

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The Queensland Irish Association

The Queensland Irish Association

Rodney Sullivan and Robin Sullivan Overcoming near-death episodes in the 1930s, during World War 2, and in 2015, the Queensland Irish Association (QIA) is one of the oldest and most successful ethnic organisations in Australia. Affectionately known as the Irish Club,...

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Gather Round…

Gather Round…

Firstly, I’d like to acknowledge the First Nation traditional custodians of the land on which we live. My name is Mick McHugh, I grew up in Lucan, Co. Dublin and have lived in Australia since 2005. My wife is from Queensland, our daughter was born in Ireland and our...

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Brisbane Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Marshal

Brisbane Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Marshal

Since 2012 Dermott Fearon has been the Brisbane St Patrick’s Day Parade Marshal. Originally from Warrenpoint in County Down, Dermot moved from Newcastle NSW to Brisbane in 2006 and was a spectator of the parade for a couple of years before realising he wanted to be...

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IRISH DANCE QUEENSLAND

IRISH DANCE QUEENSLAND

Queensland isn’t just the home of sunshine and beaches. It’s also a haven for some of the World’s best and most enthusiastic Irish dancers! The Queensland branch of the Australian Irish Dancing Association (AIDA Qld) boasts 25 Irish dance schools from as far north as...

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A Year Like No Other

A Year Like No Other

Yet another year has rolled past since last March, and the much-anticipated joys of celebrating our shared Irish Australian Culture during the Brisbane Irish Festival; but it has been a year like no other in all fairness, and none of you will need me to remind you of...

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The Queensland Gaelic Football and Hurling Association Journey

The Queensland Gaelic Football and Hurling Association Journey

The history of Gaelic Games in Brisbane goes hand in hand with the history of the city itself. Records show that the first attempts to play Gaelic Games in Brisbane go as far back as 1859. Ten years after The Great Hunger, also known as the potato famine in Ireland,...

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