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 

Census of Ireland, 1911 (Antrim, Dublin, Down, Kerry)   Now Online  

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 
as vocalist.

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 
the final.
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
 5 Jun
 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 

 11 Jun
 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 

 14 Jun
 Rose of Tralee Selection Reception - Monterey Inn Resort, Prince of Wales Drive 

 20 Jun
 Ottawa Gaels Mens v Gaels - Uplands Facility, Hunt Club Road  

 22 Jun
 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 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 Suite 1105 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
New August 3, 2010: The Gaelic Hour Schedule of events for August 2010 is now available.

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