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

An Irish bookmaker has dedicated himself to taking bets about Donald Trump

Irish bookmaker dedicates himself to Donald Trump bets

An Irish bookmaker has become the first in the world to dedicate himself entirely to taking bets on Donald Trump. Dubliner Joe Lee has become Paddy Power’s Head of Trump Bets and is prepared to give odds on pretty much anything Trump related. (more…)

One in ten British people can’t pick out Ireland on a map of Europe

One in ten British people can’t pick out Ireland on a map

GoCompare Travel surveyed a thousand people from the UK and a thousand people from America and asked them to correctly name a highlighted country on the map of Europe. Amazingly, 10% of the Britons asked failed to identify Ireland on the map, despite it being right next door and actually part of the same island…

Seven Catholic priests walk into a bar….

Seven Catholic priests walk into a bar…

No, it is not the beginning of a joke but what actually happened in a pub in Cardiff recently, only for the bar staff mistook them for a stag do in fancy dress and refuse to serve them. The unusual incident took place at the City Arms when Father Peter McClaren and his colleagues were…

Documentary using private tapes of Princess Diana slammed by critics. Photo copyright Nick Parfjonov

Documentary using private tapes of Princess Diana slammed by critics

The decision to broadcast private tapes of Princess Diana discussing her life with her voice coach has been the source of great controversy this week. British broadcaster Channel 4 will air a documentary about the late Princess on Sunday, with much of the content being taken from conversations Diana had with her voice coach in…

Autumn on the Island of Ireland video from tourism Ireland

Spooky things taking place in Ireland this autumn

The latest video from Tourism Ireland takes us on a lightning quick journey around the entire country. The video is called ‘Autumn on the Island of Ireland’ and shows that there is going to be plenty to see in the coming months. (more…)

Toddler fist-bumping his fellow plane passengers is SO CUTE!

Toddler fist-bumping his fellow plane passengers is SO CUTE!

A toddler immediately eased all the stress and tension as a plane was being boarded, by walking down the aisle and fist-bumping each one of his fellow passengers. The cutie wandered down the plane as people stood trying to get their bags in the overhead storage and began to take their seats. (more…)

Irish dancer delights crowds in Galway

Irish dancer delights crowds in Galway

An Irish dancer delighted passersby in Galway as she took centre stage in the middle of the town and performed an impressive routine to music. Little is known about the talented performer, other than she definitely has some rhythm and can tap and step with the best of them. (more…)

Can Irish magician Oisin Foley read your mind

Irish magician reads minds from across the internet

An Irish magician has posted a video showing that he doesn’t need to appear face to face with a contestant in order to ‘read their mind’. Oisin Foley is a 22-year-old law student but is a keen magician in his spare time. (more…)

BBC video - things you should never say to Irish people

Things not to say to Irish people

There are certainly perks to being Irish – we seem to be one of the most loved nationalities in the world. Tourists love visiting Ireland to experience the beautiful scenery and the notoriously friendly people. (more…)

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…)

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