The Bantry Grapevine
The Bantry Grapevine is the news ‘magazine’ in Bantry, Ireland – our sister city. It’s a great resource for those wanting to know more about what’s currently going on in Bantry. Also, La Crosse Bantry Friendship Association is submitting a series of articles about La Crosse and the twinning relationship goals, possible exchanges, etc. – one article will be on the La Crosse Irishfest.
Bantry Sister City
Overlooking Bantry Bay in the heart of West Cork, Bantry town is situated just over 55-miles west of Cork city. It functions as a large Market town providing commercial, retail and tourism/leisure facilities for locals and visitors alike.
Bantry is an important tourism location and is a designated outdoor activity hub in west Cork with a wide variety of activities available all year round. Water sports, Horse riding, Angling and Cycling are some of the outdoor activities available in the area.
The town is conveniently situated between the Beara and Sheep’s head peninsulas giving access the to Beara Way and the award winning Sheep’s head way with some of the finest walking tracks in the country in close proximity.
A community service provided for Madison, Wisconsin’s Celtic cultural organizations.
Conference of Celtic Women
The Conference of Celtic Women, Inc. is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to inspiring, showcasing, educating and supporting Celtic women through conferences and lectures. There are two components to CoCW; they are monthly lectures called the Celtic Women First Friday Lecture Series, and the annual Conference of Celtic Women. All of these activities take place at the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center, located at 2133 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Drogheda on the Boyne-The Official Tourism Website
This organization was founded by Drogheda Chamber of Commerce to promote Droheda and the Boyne Valley. The site contains information on the various heritage sites located both in Drogheda and the Boyne Valley area including Newgrange, Knowth, Monasterboice,Mellifont Abbey ,Battle of the Boyne Site, Millmount Martello Tower and Museum, St Oliver Plunkett’s Shrine etc .as well as a huge ammount of tourist information.
For more than two decades, Gaeltacht Minnesota has supported the Irish language through free weekly Irish classes and three language workshops each year (two in St. Paul and one in Winona), with a newsletter (An Gaeilgeoir), through fundraising for An tUltach (the longest running magazine printed in the Irish language).
Glengarriff is famed for its natural beauty. Situated on world-renowned Bantry Bay where the mountains meet the sea, Glengarriff is the gateway to the Beara Peninsula, connecting the towns of Bantry and Kenmare and has also acquired a fine reputation for the great variety of shops, galleries, accommodation, restaurants, pubs and services.
Good Morning Ireland-Chicago Irish Radio 1450 AM WCEV
The Good Morning Ireland Radio Show features a wide selection of music from all facets of Irish music including The Saw Doctors, The Pogues, Sharon Shannon, Daniel O’Donnell, The Corrs, Mary Black, The Waterboys, Foster & Allen, The Dubliners, Kevin Prendergast, U2, The Hothouse Flowers, Johnny McEvoy, The Wolftones, The Furys & Davy Arthur, Paddy Reilly, Westlife, Delores Keane, The Chieftans, The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, Charlie Landsborough, Leahy, Gaelic Storm, Christy Moore, Jim McCann, Joe Dolan, The Irish Tenors, The Celtic Tenors, Enya, The Celtic Women and many more. Call to request your favourite artist.
Each week we like to lighten thinks up with a bit fun. To help us do so, we have enlisted the help of some of your favourite Irish comedians including Brendan Grace, Conal Gallen, Hal Roache, Nial Tobin and the immensely popular wind-ups from Mick Mulcahy. Again, call or email with your favourite.
Greater La Crosse Area Shamrock Club
Celebrating 40 Years of all things Irish and a proud supporter of Irishfest La Crosse.
The Irish Currach Club of Milwaukee
The Irish Currach Club of Milwaukee was founded in 1989 to enhance and foster the nautical heritage of Ireland in the Midwest and to promote the culture of currachs and currach racing in North America.
Irish Customs, Food and Fun Folklore for Your Family Reunion
Celebrating culture and heritage is plenty of fun for Irish families when they get together for a reunion. Ireland has a rich history of arts, music, dance, mythology, and cuisine. By introducing some of these aspects in a family reunion, it is a wonderful way of passing down parts of one’s heritage to the next generation.
La Crosse Bantry Friendship Association
The mission of the LBFA is to assist the people of La Crosse and surrounding area in learning about the traditions, history, way of life and values of Bantry, Ireland, while at the same time encouraging the people of Bantry to learn the traditions, history, way of life, and values of La Crosse and the United States.
Our relationship with Bantry, Ireland, is unique and features cooperative efforts in such diverse activities as education, sports, the arts, government agencies and public policy, business, and many others.
La Crosse’s varied cultural backgrounds of its citizens has resulted in an environment that ensures foreign visitors are welcome. We support a variety of cultural activities and events. Many of these events are supported and coordinated by the City’s International Committee.
In addition, the City of La Crosse has an active International Committee, which ensures representation from each of our six Sister Cities. This committe brings together citizens interested in promoting international awareness and citizen diplomacy.
The Monarch Public House
Nestled in the bluffs on the Mississippi River, The Monarch Public House in Fountain City, Wisconsin, has been a destination for travelers since 1894.
The historic tavern and restaurant still features the original hand carved oak back bar, ornate pressed tin ceilings and 100 year old tables and chairs. The display of authentic memorabilia and the details of meticulous restoration enhance its turn-of-the-century charm. (Read more…)