Category: Genealogy

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Reese Witherspoon thrilled to discover her Irish heritage

Reese Witherspoon thrilled to discover her Irish heritage

Hollywood superstar Reese Witherspoon was thrilled to discovery that she has Irish ancestry and even joked that she fits the stereotype because: “I’m a really good drinker.” The Legally Blonde actress was a guest on Conan O’Brien’s chat show and said she had just been told by his producer that she is “63% Irish”. (more…)

McDonald's faced a backlash over their St Patrick's Day advert

McDonald’s left red faced after ‘Irish’ advert gaffe

Fast food giants McDonald’s were left reeling yesterday after their latest online advert caused a backlash in Ireland. The high street burger chain are usually considered to be among the most successful advertisers in the world, with their ads capturing people’s imaginations and inspiring brand loyalty. (more…)

The Genealogy Event - Fri 1 Sept & Sat 2 Sept

THE GENEALOGY EVENT: Irish Genealogy & DNA Conference in Adare, Ireland

People looking to find out more about their family history should head to Limerick in September, where a two-day genealogy conference will be taking place. The Genealogy Event, sponsored by Roots Ireland, will take place Friday 1 September and Saturday 2 September at Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel & Spa in Adare. Situated within a few…

Matthew McConaughey shows off his Irish skills. Photo copyright Avda CC3

Matthew McConaughey shows off his Irish skills

Oscar winning movie star Matthew McConaughey showed off his Irish skills when he joined Dermot and Dave on Today FM. The Dallas Buyer’s Club actor was up for the craic as he joined in with some of the classic Irish phrases as well as treating listeners to his own signature line – in Irish. (more…)

named best town in all of Ireland and the UK

Clonakilty named best town in all of Ireland and the UK

Clonakilty in Co Cork has been named as the best town in the whole of Ireland and the United Kingdom. It had to beat off stiff competition from Blackpool and Todmorden in England to win the title, which was bestowed by the town planning organisation, the Academy of Urbanism. (more…)

Irish passport amongst the most powerful in the world

Irish passport amongst the most powerful in the world

The Irish passport ranks among the most powerful in the world according to a recent study, with citizens being granted access to 172 different countries around the world. The study was carried out by the Visa Restrictions Index who measured the power of passports from dozens of different nations, to see which allowed holders to…

Video about what peop-le would miss most if they had to leave Ireland

What would people miss most if they had to leave Ireland?

For the first time in seven years there are more Irish people coming home to live in Ireland than leaving the country to start a new life elsewhere. It's great news for Irish families and communities, as well as the emigrants who often suffer from homesickness when they move to a new country. (more…)

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