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The lighter side of Ireland and Irish emigrants from around the world.

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…)

Saoirse Ronan speaks about filming Lady Bird

Saoirse Ronan praises women behind feminist movements in Hollywood

Irish star Saoirse Ronan has revealed that she is proud to be a feminist and praised her fellow female stars for the success of the Time’s Up and Me Too movements. The movements shined a light on just how prevalent sexual harassment and abuse was in Hollywood, with many high profile male producers and actors…

Aran island rock gives a stark warning of the vast power of the ocean

Aran island rock gives a stark warning of the vast power of the ocean

A 620-tonne boulder on the Aran islands was moved several metres during a storm, leaving scientists to marvel at the immense power of ocean waves. The Aran islands are three islands off the west coast of Ireland. They are popular destinations for tourists due to their natural beauty and stunning scenery. (more…)

The early Irish were dark skinned says Trinity Professor

The early Irish were dark skinned says Trinity Professor

The first people to live in Ireland would have had a much darker skin tone than a modern day white Irish person, according to a Trinity College Dublin professor. It follows the news that scientists had tested the DNA of the early British person ‘Cheddar Man’ and discovered that he would have had dark skin…

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…

Irish hotel owner hits vlogger with €4.3m publicity bill

Irish hotel owner hits vlogger with €4.3m publicity bill

A Dublin businessman is continuing his feud with a ‘social media influencer’ and has sent her a bill for €4.3m. Paul Stenson, who owns the White Moose Café and Charleville Hotel Lodge in Dublin, says the bill is for all the publicity he has generated for 22-year-old beauty and lifestyle vlogger Elle Darby. (more…)

Irish farmers say a pint of Guinness should be cheaper

Guinness delight vegans by going completely animal free

Guinness have delighted animal rights group PETA by making good on their promise to ensure that all of their products will be animal free. It means vegans and non-vegans alike can enjoy a pint – or bottle or can - of the black stuff without compromising their diet. (more…)

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…)

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