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

Russell Crowe claims Fields of Athenry is Australian

Russell Crowe claims Fields of Athenry is Australian

Russell Crowe has made an outrageous claim that the unofficial Irish anthem The Fields of Athenry is actually Australian. The Gladiator actor is in Ireland on tour with his band Indoor Garden Party and made the comment during an interview with Ian Dempsey on Today FM. (more…)

Classical band play U2 songs with just cellos and they are beautiful

Classical band play U2 songs with just cellos and they are beautiful

A classical music group transformed two of U2'S most famous songs by performing them with just a singer, cellos and percussion, and the result is quite beautiful. The renditions of I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For and With Or Without You were arranged to mark the Irish leg of U2’s Joshua Tree tour.…

Improve your photography skills while on holiday in Ireland

Improve your photography skills while on holiday in Ireland

Fantastic 1-day course with professional photographer Includes a free professional print of your best picture. Plus a free print personalised with your name in ancient Irish script. If you’re holidaying in Ireland, why not learn how to take stunning photos with a professional photographer at one of our most beautiful locations, the historic Glendalough in…

Sneaky fox steals wallet from man's golf bag

Sneaky fox steals wallet from man’s golf bag

A sneaky Irish fox was quick to find the valuables in an unsuspecting golfer’s bag, as it fished out his wallet and ran off along the green. The comical incident took place at the County Louth Golf Club, where a group of four friends were enjoying a round in the pleasant surroundings. (more…)

Comedy star Jen Hatton's new video sees her American cousin coming over to visit

When our Irish-American cousins come to visit…

People in Ireland and America have plenty of similarities – our shared love of music and the craic and a flair for storytelling being a few examples. However, nothing makes us more aware of the small differences between the two nations than when our American relatives come to visit. (more…)

#ThatFilmThinksItsIrish is sweeping across Twitter

#ThatFilmThinksItsIrish is sweeping across Twitter

One of the latest trends to sweep across Twitter is #ThatFilmThinksItsIrish and it has readers laughing away at each other’s ideas, and scratching their heads to come up with one of their own. The rules seem fairly simple. Take a famous film and tweak the name to give it an Irish feel. (more…)

New Jersey bartender shows off gravity defying trick with pint of Guinness

Barman’s gravity defying trick with pints of Guinness

A bartender in New Jersey, USA, has created a stir online after a video of him flipping pints of Guinness in the air has gone viral. Russell Donnelly works at Finnegan’s Pub in Hoboken and delighted customers with a flamboyant and gravity defying display of skills. (more…)

Canadian Prime Minister discovers he has Irish heritage

Canadian Prime Minister discovers Irish heritage

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has discovered he has Irish ancestry – which might help to explain why he was pretty good at hurling when he gave it a try. Genealogist Fiona Fitzsimons led a team of experts at The Irish Family History Centre (EPIC) in tracing Trudeau’s family back 10 generations to 17th century…

Hypnotised Irishman 'gives birth to a baby girl' on stage at charity event

Hypnotised Irishman ‘gives birth to baby girl’

In many a ‘battle-of-the-sexes’ debate around the world, women always have a trump card to play – their high pain threshold. The proof is in the pudding, after all it is women who go through the pain of childbirth. While men can also experience pain in particularly sensitive areas that women will never truly understand,…

US businessman stunned by beauty of Donegal

US businessman stunned by beauty of Donegal

A US businessman was stunned by the beautiful landscape of Co Donegal as he viewed it from the sky as his plane took off to take him home. Boston man Patrick Bench said he ‘had the pleasure of being in Derry and Donegal for business meetings all week’. (more…)

Irish weatherman is swept away by the wind

Irish weatherman is swept away by the wind

An Irish weatherman gave viewers the perfect pick-me-up on Friday morning with a comical reaction to the wind taking hold of his umbrella. Deric O h’Artagain was reporting live from outside and chatting to the hosts in the studio. (more…)

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