Author: Andrew Moore

Dublin gran will sing for late husband on Ireland's Got Talent

Irish granny could be set to sing in front of the Pope

Ireland’s Got Talent star Evelyn Williams could be set to perform in front of Pope Francis at the World Meeting of Families. The Dublin great-granny stunned the talent show judges recently with her moving rendition of Send in the Clowns. (more…)

Top baby names of 2017 in Ireland

Top baby names of 2017 in Ireland

The most popular baby names of 2017 have been revealed and it is the old favourites Jack and Emily that came out on top. Jack moved up from the second most popular boys name in 2016 to number one last year. James slipped down to second from number one. (more…)

Iveagh Garden reception

Water powered Dublin hotel opens its doors

A Dublin hotel that is powered by a river than runs underground has opened its doors to the public. The Iveagh Garden Hotel harvests energy from River Swan that flows 50m underneath Dublin’s Harcourt Street. (more…)

Irish groom travels to church in convoy of lawnmowers

Irish groom travels to church in convoy of lawnmowers

An Irish groom has become an online hit after he and his groomsmen travelled to the church in a convoy of lawn mowers. The spectacular entrance was recorded by professional wedding videographers and has racked up more than 100,000 views online. (more…)

Who do Irish people most want to kiss? Image copyright Ireland Calling

Irish people name who they most want to kiss

It may not come as a surprise to find that Fifty Shades of Grey heart-throb Jamie Dornan is the star that Irish women would most like to kiss. The Christian Grey actor received 32% of the vote in a recent survey asking Irish people who they would most like to share a smooch with. (more…)

Groom sings his wife down to the aisle

Romantic groom sings his wife down to the aisle

An Irish groom made his wedding day extra romantic by singing his beautiful bride down the aisle. Niall Donnelly stood at the front of the church and bravely sang in front of all his family and friends as his soon to be wife Jill walked up to the altar. (more…)

Irish busking sensation visits Ellen DeGeneres Show

Irish busking sensation visits Ellen DeGeneres Show

Irish busker Allie Sherlock swapped the streets of Dublin and Cork for the biggest stage in US TV when she was invited on to the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Many people will be aware of the incredible talent that has been uncovered in Ireland in the past few years, with several of Allie’s busking videos going…

Scottish vs Irish vs Northern Irish accents - an American view

Scottish vs Irish vs Northern Irish accents – an American view

A YouTube video comparing the different accents of Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland has amassed more than four million views. The video features an interview with a man who has spent time in all three countries, and he talks about his experience of struggling to keep up with the locals and their accents. (more…)

Antiques dealer finds letters from Kitty Kiernan in old cigar box

Antiques dealer finds letters from Kitty Kiernan in old cigar box

An Irish antiques collector has discovered key historical artefacts linked to Michael Collins and Kitty Kiernan in an old cigar box he purchased online. Cliffy Kelly runs an antique shop in Churchill, Co Donegal. He purchased the cigar box on an online auction and was unware of its contents. (more…)

Irish Quit Smoking advert is a big hit around the world

Irish Quit Smoking advert is a big hit around the world

An Irish video advert that encourages people to give up smoking has been so successful that it has been taken to New York to spread the message. The minute-long film features various people lip-syncing the all-time classic Gloria Gaynor song ‘I Will Survive’. (more…)

Passenger reveals why he escaped plane by climbing onto wing

Passenger reveals why he escaped plane by climbing onto wing

The passenger who tried to exit his Ryanair flight by climbing out of the emergency exit onto the wing of the plane has revealed why he did it. The shocking behaviour took place earlier this week as the flight was first delayed from taking off at London Stansted and then passengers had to wait before…

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