In the latest installment of mlkinire.com I’ve curated a roundup of all the latest news from IRE that’s fit to print. Ok maybe not, but the following four stories entertained me this past week so I wanted to pass along. I trust these will give you the Irish culture fix you are seeking on this beautiful Sunday. I hope you are all healthy and well in the world today.
First up we have news of The Donald coming to town! That’s right, notorious American billionaire Donald Trump was just south of Galway this week in Co Clare (still can’t believe I didn’t get a call or text). The Donald has apparently given up chasing down Presidential birth certificates and is back to his real estate mogul ways. Scooping up the Doonbeg course for $15M Euro he is pledging to invest 3X as much in the coming years to make it an iconic golf destination. Welcome to IRE, Donald!
Next we have a video from budding local politician Seamus Sheridan – I loved his pitch on his interests in Galway and what makes this town unique. Galway City Council elections will be held this Friday May 23rd. Best of luck, Seamus!
Here is a fascinating story about the late Jackie Kennedy and her longtime pen pal relationship with a Dublin priest. She apparently met Fr Leonard in Ireland while traveling around Europe in 1950 and kept a correspondence that would last until he past away 14 years later. The former famous First Lady was known to keep a very private life, and these letters which are set to auction next month for at least $1M will provide an inside look into her life and marriage with JFK.
Jackie Kennedy’s Personal Letters to Dublin
And for your laugh out loud moment of the weekend, here is an article about the reasons Irish people are hopeless at dating. I will hold my opinions until I’ve had a bit more time in this beloved country.
Have a great week everyone.
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