Category: christmas


Taoiseach appeals to Irish abroad to come home

Taoiseach appeals to Irish abroad to come home

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has delivered a message to Irish people living abroad, appealing to them to consider returning home not just for Christmas, but for good. Each year thousands of people fly in from Australia, America, Britain and Europe to spend the holiday season with their loved ones. (more…)

Irish Mammy Christmas surprise

Irish Mammy receives perfect Christmas surprise

An Irish Mammy was given the perfect surprise after she won a Christmas hamper from her local radio station. Noreen O’Meara is a regular listener of Red FM in Co Cork. She was told she had won a competition for ‘Mother of the Year’ and that the prize was a delicious Christmas hamper with turkey,…

Medley of classic Christmas songs - sang in Irish

Medley of classic Christmas songs – sung in Irish

A group of students have created a wonderful video of a medley of the best Christmas songs – all sung in Irish. The video was filmed at Liffey Valley Shopping Centre and it looks like a great time was had by all. The music begins with a young man delivering a great Irish version of…

Jordan Humphries Mariah Carey song

Hilarious Mariah Carey Christmas spoof

Northern Irish make-up artist Jordan Humphries has become an online star after her spoof video of Mariah Carey’s classic All I Want For Christmas went viral. Jordan altered the lyrics to make the song more relevant to her, and instead of just wanting her loved one for Christmas, all she wants is food! (more…)

How much do Irish parents spend on Christmas?

How much do Irish parents spend on Christmas?

This year Irish parents will spend an average of €254 on each of their children for Christmas according to a survey carried out by In the age of expensive xBoxs, iPads, laptops and beauty products parents are under increasing pressures to deliver an extra special Christmas present for their children and are paying the…

How are Ireland's Christmas spending habits changing

How are Ireland’s Christmas spending habits changing?

People in Ireland will be spending less on Christmas this year, according to a survey carried out by iReach insights. They found that the average spend is expected to be €563, down from an average €600 last year. Each year many people feel under pressure to spend more than they can afford on their loved…

Ballymena Bear Christmas advert

Ballymena Bear Christmas advert big hit online

A Christmas advert produced by local retailers and businesses in Ballymena has become an internet sensation and is providing a welcome boost for the town. The advert tells the story of a Christmas bear who gets lost by his courier and has to struggle round the shops and cafes of Ballymena to be re-united with…

Ireland biggest spenders over Christmas period

The Irish spend more than any other nation does on Christmas presents according to a recent survey. The average spend on Christmas in Ireland is a whopping €955 ($1,184) per person, higher than any other of the 12 countries surveyed. (more…)

Every Irish Christmas ever

How will you be celebrating Christmas this year? Well if you are Irish the chances are that you will recognise some of the events in a superb video from the always hilarious Republic of Telly. The video - titled Every Christmas Ever - takes us into the home of a typical Irish family over the…

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