Category: Lifestyle

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

Is there a link between bereavement and hoarding?

Is there a link between bereavement and hoarding?

A team of psychologists in Ireland are carrying out a study to find out if there is a link between bereavement and hoarding. The School of Psychology at NUI Galway is looking for 1,000 participants to take part in the study. (more…)

Advice for first time visitors to Ireland

Advice for first time visitors to Ireland

Every year millions of people from all over the world visit Ireland – many of them are fulfilling a lifelong dream by doing so. There is so much to see and do in Ireland, from beautiful scenery, to bustling cities, from fascinating historical sites to sunny beaches which are favourites of those wanting to relax…

Hundreds of items of WB Yeats memorabilia are set to be sold at auction

The Yeats family collection – the final chapter

Hundreds of items belonging or relating to Irish writer WB Yeats are set to be sold at auction. They include personal letters, memorabilia and paintings. It will be the last time such a large collection of Yeats items will ever be auctioned. Bridget O'Dea tells us about the auction and what the pieces mean to…

The most popular date to get married in Northern Ireland

The most popular date to get married in Northern Ireland

The most popular date to get married in Northern Ireland has been revealed, and it won’t come as a huge surprise to fans of a summer wedding. The figures, revealed in the Belfast Telegraph are most surprising in that they show that the most popular date shifted by almost a month between 2015 and 2016.…

Mrs Brown's Boys stars Patrick Houlihan and Fiona and Martin Delaney named in Paradise Papers scandal

Mrs Brown’s Boys stars named in Paradise Papers scandal

Three stars of the popular comedy show Mrs Brown’s Boys have been named in the Paradise Papers scandal. The Paradise Papers are documents that reveal the names of well-known people who have hidden their wealth in offshore funds in order to avoid paying tax. (more…)

Irish folk singer's 'Lidl and Aldi song' is hilarious

Irish folk singer’s ‘Lidl and Aldi song’ is hilarious

An Irish singer songwriter entertained his friends and family in the local pub with a song about the wonders to be found in Lidl and Aldi. Mick MacConnell began his performances by standing up in front of the crowd and telling them his wife had recently injured her leg and he had to do the…

Irish Mammy screams as she tries to get rid of spider

Irish Mammy screams as she tries to get rid of spider

An Irish Mammy had to hold her nerve as she tried to hoover a spider away from her kitchen ceiling. Lorraine Walsh of Tralee was on her own in a battle against the eight-legged invader who was sat motionless in the corner between her wall and ceiling. (more…)

Kilkenny Famine victims commemorated with new interactive tour experience

Kilkenny Famine victims commemorated with new interactive tour experience

The heart-breaking human stories of 975 Irish Famine Victims are to be explored with a unique new tour experience in Kilkenny, this November. The Kilkenny Famine Experience will be open to the public from November 8th and, for the first time ever, visitors to the City will have the opportunity to walk in the footsteps…

Conor McGregor celebrates movie premiere with picture of the Pope

Conor McGregor celebrates movie premiere with picture of the Pope

Conor McGregor celebrated his movie premiere last night and hyped up the event on his Instagram page with a picture of the Pope. The Notorious is no stranger to controversy and is used to being the centre of attention but some critics have questioned if comparing himself to the figurehead of the Catholic Church is…

Newlyweds share first dance on Grafton Street

Newlyweds share first dance on Grafton Street

A newlywed couple stopped off on Grafton Street for a quick first dance to the beautiful music of teenage busker Allie Sherlock. Newly married couple Emma and Keith had just tied the knot in Dublin and were taking the romantic stroll through the city to their wedding reception nearby. (more…)

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