The Gaelic Hour on CHIN 97.9 FM Radio
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
June 9, 2009:
The Gaelic Hour CHIN 97.9FM Ottawa Sun 8:00am & Mon 10:00pm.
also streaming at http://www.thegaelichour.ca
and PODCASTING at http://www.thegaelichour.ca/podcasts.xml
Census of Ireland, 1911 (Antrim, Dublin, Down, Kerry) Now Online
IMPORTANT NOTE FROM THE EMBASSY OF IRELAND - SEE BELOW
THE GAELIC HOUR IS NOW ON twitter
The Gaelic Hour CHIN 97.9fm 8:00am Jun 7:
Mike Shaw, with details of the 3rd Annual Russell Celtfest which gets underway on June 13th
John Waters on the Ryan Commission into child abuse in Ireland. He "describes a wholesale
State-driven system of child abuse. The Catholic Church was up to its dog-collar in it, but
with the collusion of the Department of Education, An Garda Síochána and the courts."
The Gaelic Hour CHIN 97.9fm 8:00am Jun 14:
Frank Cassidy & Dennis Alexander: Alexander's Old Time Band just launched it's new CD "Sweet
Melodies". The CD has a variety of traditional and old time tunes and features Amanda Hodgson
Shane Lowry (To be confirmed) was born in Clara, County Offaly, the son of Offaly All-Ireland
winning footballer in 1982, Brendan Lowry. He attended University College Dublin on a golf
scholarship. He was the 2007 Irish Amateur Close Champion, defeating Niall Turner 4 & 3 in
While still an amateur in May 2009, Lowry won The 3 Irish Open on the European Tour, defeating
Robert Rock on the third hole of a sudden death playoff.
Con Hurley: The twenty-first century has seen unprecedented economic growth followed by the
precipitous fall into the recession we now find ourselves in. Never has there been a better
time to reassess how you define happiness and success and to take control of our own futures.
In YES I CAN, Con Hurley guides you through the challenges and satisfactions of reassessing
your biggest life priorities, rescheduling your lifestyle, and personally shaping – each and
every day – a happier, healthier and more satisfying future.
Rose of Tralee: Update on the Ottawa Rose 2009.
The Gaelic Hour CHIN 97.9fm 8:00am Jun 21:
Jean Baptiste Day; The O'Sullivans have been around the Low, Quebec, area from shortly after
their arrival in Canada around the time of the potato famine. Joseph O'Sullivan grew up on
the family farm which has been associated with the O'Sullivan family since 1895.
The Gaelic Hour CHIN 97.9fm 8:00am Jun 28:
Celebrating Canada Day. What it means to be Irish in Canada.
Eamonn O'Loughlin from Ennistymon, County Clare native was honoured earlier this year as Irish
Person of the Year by Toronto’s Irish community. Since March 1998, Eamon has hosted his own
hour-long Saturday morning radio show, “Ceol agus Craic,” on AM 1430 Fairchild Radio in
Toronto and is the publisher of Irish Connections Canada.
EVERY Monday IS MUSIC NIGHT @ 10:00pm
Some Regular Events:
Mon: 6:30 pm Ottawa Gaels Recreation League - Uplands Facility, Hunt Club Road
Tues: 11:00am Irish Society Sponsored Seniors Drop-In, St Margaret Mary's, Sunnyside &
Tue: 6:30pm Ottawa Gaels Youth Training - Uplands Facility, Hunt Club Road
Wed - Sat 9:00pm Live Music at The Irish Village in the Market and The Heart & Crown on
For greater detail and recent updates on any of the events listed visit the calendar at
The Gaelic Hour website
Jun 2009 Fri
Irish Nite @The Races; Rideau Carleton Raceway
Sat 6 Jun
Ottawa Gaels Ladies v Durham - Uplands Facility, Hunt Club Road
Ottawa Gaels Mens v Durham - Uplands Facility, Hunt Club Road
Sun 7 Jun
Pancake Breakfast - St. Brigid's 314 St Patrick St.
Mon 8 Jun
Ottawa Gaels Recreation League - Uplands Facility, Hunt Club Road
Tue 9 Jun
6:30pm Ottawa Gaels Recreation League - Uplands Facility, Hunt Club Road
Tara Players AGM - Bronson Centre, 211 Bronson Avenue, Ottawa
13 Jun 9am
British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa - LAC 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa
Russell Celticfest - Russell Fairgrounds
Ottawa Gaels Ladies v Brampton - Uplands Facility, Hunt Club Road
Ottawa Gaels Mens v Brampton - Uplands Facility, Hunt Club Road
Rose of Tralee Selection Reception - Monterey Inn Resort, Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa Gaels Mens v Gaels - Uplands Facility, Hunt Club Road
Irish Society AGM, St Pat's Home, Riverside Dr.
HELP REQUESTED IN SEARCH FOR IRISH CITIZEN IN CANADA
The Embassy of Ireland would be very grateful for your assistance in locating Mr JP Grealis,
an Irish citizen who is believed to be travelling in Canada.
It would be appreciated if anyone who is in contact with Mr Grealis could ask him to get in
touch either with the Embassy (contact details below) or with his sister Helen.
Mr Grealis's description is as follows:
Name: James Patrick Grealis,
Date of Birth: 14 March 1984
Description: Ruddy / red hair, blue eyes, solid stature, white skin with freckles .
Approx 5"9 in height.
From Achill, Co.Mayo Ireland - was living in The Netherlands since April 07, and went
missing in October 08.
If you have any questions or information please contact email@example.com or at +1-613-233-0413.
MESSAGE FROM THE EMBASSY OF IRELAND - OTTAWA
This year being the 70th Anniversary of the establishment of an Irish Embassy in Ottawa,
The Embassy is hoping to have a commemorative event later on in the year and would like to
put together some kind of exhibition. Unfortunately, there are not many photos of former
premises and Ambassadors.
Any pictures or other memorabilia would be greatly appreciated.
Please forward to the Embassy at
Embassy Of Ireland
130 Albert Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5G4
Location of Mission
1. 1 October 1939 to 30 April 1959 located on 6th Floor, Rooms 600 and 601, Victoria Buildings, 140 Wellington Street,
2. 27 April 1959 - 31 March 1965 located at The Roxborough, Suite 51, Laurier and Elgin Streets
3 8 April 1965 - 27 March 1995 located at 170 Metcalfe Street
4. 27 March 1995 to date located at 130 Albert Street
Names of Heads of Mission
1. John Joseph Hearne (High Commissioner from 1939 to 1948, Ambassador from 1948 - 1950)
2. Seamus Murphy, 1950 -1955
3. Leo T. McCauley, 1955 - 1956
4. Dr T. J. Kiernan, 1956 - 1960
5. W. P. Fay, 1960 -1964
6. John A. Belton 1964 - 1967
7. William Warnock 1967 - 1970
8. Joseph Shields 1970 - 1973
9. Patrick Power 1974 - 1978
10. Sean Kennan 1979 - 1983
11. Sean Gaynor 1984 - 1988
12. Edward Brennan 1988 - 1991
13. Antoin MacUnfraidh 1991- 1995
14. Paul Dempsey 1995 - 2001
15 Martin Burke 2001 - 2006
16 Declan Kelly 2006 to present
August 3, 2010:
The Gaelic Hour Schedule of events for August 2010 is now available.
E-mail Al Lewis
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