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

Party host trying to open beer keg is online sensation

Party host trying to open beer keg is online sensation

There is no better way to get the party started than by cracking open a keg of beer for everyone to enjoy. It sounds like a fairly simple task, but one party host struggled with the mechanics of the keg much to the amusement of his guests, and the whole of the internet. (more…)

Scone or scone? Which is the correct pronunciation?

Scone or scone? Which is the correct pronunciation?

The age old debate about how to correctly pronounce the word scone has been settled by the University of Cambridge. Is it scone, to rhyme with cone? Or is it scone, to rhyme with gone? Everybody has their own opinion, but which, if either is correct? (more…)

Fusion Fighters stun Irish Dance World Championships

Fusion Fighters stun Irish Dance World Championships

Leading Irish dance group Fusion Fighters put on a stunning display at the World Irish Dance Championship that left the audience in raptures. Fusion Fighters have long been one of the best Irish dance groups around. They have won fans all across the globe with their imaginative and energetic routines, which often merge traditional Irish…

Could Guinness help you stop going deaf

Is it true? Can drinking Guinness help prevent you going deaf?

A recent study has found a link between iron deficiency and going deaf, which has raised the question: ‘Does that mean drinking Guinness can help prevent hearing loss?’ The black stuff is famously rich in iron, so surely a daily dose could be beneficial to our health, or at least to our hearing…? (more…)

Nobody can understand this Co Kerry farmer's accent

Can anybody understand this Kerry farmer’s super strong accent?

People all over Ireland and beyond are straining their ears to try to understand what an Irish farmer said during a recent news bulletin. Mikey Joe O’Shea’s accent was so strong that people have no idea what he was he was saying – we think the gist of the conversation was about stolen sheep. (more…)

Romantic Irishman proposes to his American yoga instructor girlfriend on the beach

Romantic Irishman’s proposal video goes viral

A romantic Irishman has won over women everywhere – and one special lady in particular – after a video of his elaborate proposal went viral. Shane McInerney pulled out all the stops as he popped the question to his American girlfriend Julia Gordon over the weekend. (more…)

Irish house buyers

Latest average house prices for every county in Ireland

House prices jumped dramatically in Ireland between December and March but the picture varies widely across the country…with some areas booming and others still ambling along. The highest rises were in Co Dublin where prices rose by 5.6% over the three- month period, taking the cost of the average three bedroom semi above €400,000. In…

Girl Power Irish dancing style with the stunning Slide Step

Girl Power Irish dancing style with the stunning Slide Step

Ireland Calling has featured some stunning Irish dance videos showcasing the talents of our greatest performers. Many of them, including the brilliant ‘car park’ routine by Slide Step, featured men in the main role. Now the group have decided the lads have hogged the spotlight for too long and have produced a new routine where…

Martin McGuinness and Iain Paisley as seen in the movie The Journey

Trailer for fascinating film about Martin McGuinness and Iain Paisley

The trailer for a new Irish film about Martin McGuinness and Iain Paisley has been released – and it looks like being a fascinating movie. The film, called ‘The Journey’, will be released in the summer and will follow the stories of two of the most significant figures in recent Northern Irish history. (more…)

Pamela Anderson wants a Guinness with Enda Kenny. Photo copyright Toglenn CC3 and European People's Party CC2

Pamela Anderson wants a Guinness with Enda Kenny

Baywatch legend Pamela Anderson has offered to go for a pint of Guinness with Taoiseach Enda Kenny, but only if he does a certain something for her. The long-time PETA campaigner wants him to implement a national ban on the use of animals in circuses. (more…)

How being Irish helped a tech supremo in 1980s Mexico

How being Irish helped a tech supremo in 1980s Mexico

An Irish millionaire has spoken about how being Irish has helped him to grow his business out in Mexico. Bobby Healy is the founder of the tech company, CarTrawler. CarTrawler is used all over the world to connect customers to car rentals, rail connections, online travel agents, hotels and even airlines. (more…)