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@Ireland curated by a new person each week. Week #442: Rohana with @LeCheileDND #standtogether
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Nov 8, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
As the Public Engagement Officer of @IrishHospice we work towards Ireland, being a country where people die well and grieve well, wherever the place - this week we are collecting stories about dying, death & grief during the pandemic #ihftime2reflect I am also here to chat with you over the next 7 days so if you want to tell me your stories - that would be lovely, I am a good listener and can signpost you if you need a little more help
Mar 20, 2021 13 tweets 14 min read
Pre-pandemic, I had the chance to travel widely across the US, visiting nearly forty of the fifty states. Alongside political, economic & community contacts, I always called into a College, many of which had fantastic Irish studies programs. A thread on US-Irish educational ties. Having written several books on Irish history & literature, I've enjoyed the chance to speak with students at over 30 🇺🇸 universities, including @GUGlobalIrish & @GIHNYU, that have #IrishStudies programs. They're connected through @ACIrishStudies, a close partner of the Embassy.
Mar 20, 2021 4 tweets 3 min read
Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, @IrelandAtlanta is small but mighty. Covering 7 states across the Southeast, CG Ciara O’Floinn & her dynamic team work to promote Ireland & serve our citizens, always appreciating the Southern hospitality they encounter along the way. The Consulate works with our community & many friends across the south to promote our culture, values & interests. Aided by wonderful Honorary Consuls, they're kept busy providing consular support to the growing number of Irish citizens moving to the dynamic cities in the region.
Mar 19, 2021 16 tweets 9 min read
In 2019, @IrelandEmbUSA curated an exhibit with @EPICMuseumCHQ celebrating Irish-American women's extraordinary contributions to the US. Today, a week on from #InternationalWomensDay & during #IrishAmericanHeritageMonth, I'll be posting stories of the 16 trailblazers we featured. It's a long, long way from Tipperary to San Francisco. But that's where Rose O'Halloran moved to & where, as a brilliant amateur astronomer, she became the first person to see a giant sunspot emerge on the sun’s limb. More here:
Mar 19, 2021 5 tweets 5 min read
In 1892, 17 year old Cork woman Annie Moore became the first person to pass inspection at Ellis island in New York. For so many Irish, New York was then - as it remains today - the gateway to America. It's home to our largest Consulate, @IrelandinNY. 1/5 .@maddenciaran1, like Annie Moore a proud Cork native, is our Consul General there. He leads an exceptional team who, in addition to that most Irish of cities, serve Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, & West Virginia. 2/5
Mar 18, 2021 6 tweets 7 min read
The @WhiteHouse was one of hundreds of landmarks across America to turn green for #StPatricksDay. As is well known, the building. was designed by Kilkenny architect James Hoban. But this is far from the only Irish imprint on the DC landscape. A short thread on a long history. Image Walk into the @bankofireland in Parliament House & you might be reminded of the @uscapitol. The ceiling of what's now Statuary Hall resembles Parliament House because Sir Edward Lovett Pearce's plans were closely studied when designing the Capitol. ImageImage
Oct 24, 2020 6 tweets 2 min read
This is the economic impact of bookshops, jobs in towns and villages all over the country. When you shop local that money stays in the local economy. Your euro is far more valuable when spent in an Irish bookshop Harder to quantify is the social impact of bookshops. We have so many regulars who just come in for a chat about books and well, life. These people are cut off from a vital social outlet during lockdown.
Oct 23, 2020 6 tweets 6 min read
This is a bloody difficult question! It has been such a strong year with so many really great books. I'm not pinning it down to so I will follow with a short thread. #IrishBookWeek Starting with this. @mistereatgalway could have easily given us 2 books with this, his coddle has been added to our rotation and I will be making Gur Cake over this lockdown if I can. There are a couple of pheasant recipes I'm looking forward to trying this season #IrishBookWeek Image
Jun 11, 2020 19 tweets 5 min read
1)The Vision for Change refresh "Sharing the Vision" was supposed to be released tomorrow but has been pushed back (again) to the 17th of June. I'll have moved on from this account by then so there are a few key things to evaluate it under: Warning - long thread ahead 2)Is it launched with specific costings, timescales & deadlines for implementation and budgetary commitments? Currently #mentalhealth is only 6% of the health budget. If this isn't increased to 10-12% of the budget this will be a tick box exercise only.
Mar 8, 2019 18 tweets 4 min read
On this #InternationalWomensDay I would like to bring attention to a woman who has been lambasted by history, and horribly misrepresented. I’m talking about Katherine Parnell, and I would like to explain why you should never call her “Kitty” O’Shea. 1/15 Katherine (née Wood) married young, becoming Katherine O’ Shea. O’Shea was handsome, a go-getter and military man, though he never fought in more than one war and never on the front lines. Captain O’Shea became an MP for the Irish Parliamentary Party. 2/18
Dec 23, 2018 12 tweets 2 min read
just a few hours left on this account so i'd like to take a few moments to raise awareness of a few issues close to my heart In 2010, male pornstar Prince Yahshua broke his penis while shooting for West Coast Productions.

I regret to inform you that Prince Yahshua has once again broken his penis while filming a scene last Tuesday.
Dec 23, 2018 6 tweets 1 min read
has evrybody has there christmas party night yet?

bit of an unsavoury incident at mine last night unfortunately we were at a venue that i won't name, but it's supposed to be a very nice establishment with quite strict rules on entry
Dec 22, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
having my annual Christmas party Roast potatoes looking good
Dec 19, 2018 16 tweets 2 min read
so before i became irelands top influencer, i had a few other jobs including selling high end luxury second hand cars one thing i'll never forget from that time is an interesting story involving a very famous singer (who i cant name for confidentiality reasons) turning up to buy a car for his wife
Dec 19, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
did you know that the song baby it’s cold outside caused the September 11th attacks? Sayyid Qutb heard it played during a dance he attended while in America and thought that the dancing represented the worst of American society
Dec 14, 2018 18 tweets 4 min read
IRISH TRANSPORT. It's a well established fact that I am one of the poster children for scraps with our transport providers……

The Irish transport system as a whole is an unrealistic cluster of toxic waste when it comes to access anywhere outside of Dublin in my personal experience. Having to book bus travel 24 hours in advance via invasive questionnaire is appalling.
Dec 14, 2018 17 tweets 3 min read
actually, seeing as I'm bouncing from pillar to post today anyway, think it's only suitable I cover TRAVEL ! I am an absolute free spirit when it comes to travel, I want to go EVERYWHERE and see as much as I possibly can. Of course though, there are barriers to me doing so and things I really need to consider when it comes to travelling anywhere.
Dec 13, 2018 22 tweets 4 min read
Okay so, when I'm shopping there are a few do's and donts when it comes to how I choose my stuff (and it'll explain why I hate winter fashion despite it definitely being the nicest season for clothes) I tend to prefer short sleeves. I definitely do have some long sleeve things but often I just find them a hindrance. The sleeves normally get dirty on my wheels and often rolling them up is uncomfortable and the outfit just doesn't look the same
Dec 12, 2018 6 tweets 1 min read
With the end of 'positivity day' almost here, I wanted to say thank you to everyone who gave their favourite songs or films to the threads. I can't wait to scroll back through them and make film lists for myself, or little playlists On the movement thread, I wanted to try and get this across as much as possible; I adore being disabled. Without disability I wouldn't have been given some of the wonderful opportunities I have been so far. I wouldn't be able to make the difference I like to think I'm making
Dec 11, 2018 31 tweets 5 min read
SOCIAL SPACES. There are a number of examples. Being a student, the main ones I would have frequented and worried about would be bars and nightclubs. AKA, some of the least accessible places in the world. What most people don't take into account with lack of access is the emotional and psychological toll it can take on a disabled person. Imagine going into a space and realizing very quickly that it is absolutely not designed with you in mind; immediately, you feel uncomfortable.
Dec 10, 2018 6 tweets 1 min read
One thing I haven't talked about is why representation matters. So a bit of background on my disability, I wasn't always a wheelchair user. I've been in a chair for about eleven years now because I got an auto immune disease And the biggest adjustment was looking at storybooks or dolls or films and not seeing myself any more. There was no such thing as a disabled Disney princess, and my parents had a hell of a time trying to explain why. Honestly, lack of representation growing up caused issues.