Category: Lifestyle

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

Lewis Kenny's heartwarming poem for Mother's Day by Lewis Kenny

Heartmelting Mother’s Day poem from Irish writer Lewis Kenny

Most men will admit that they don't think about their mother often enough or treat her as considerately as they should. They forget that while they're busy getting on with working lives, their mothers are always worrying about them and willing them on, ready to do anything they can to help. Mothers don't ask anything…

Scientists at Genomics Medicine Ireland (GMI) are set to map the genomes of 45,000 people across Ireland

Ireland to lead the way in search for new cancer treatments

Scientists are hoping that the Irish may hold the genetic secrets that could unlock the puzzles of some of the world’s most complex diseases. They hope that their work will help to discover some unknown causes for huge killers such as cancer – which could then lead to new treatments. (more…)

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…)

Heartfelt wedding poem from father of the bride

Heartfelt wedding poem from father of the bride

Irish actress Aoibhin Garrihy has released a video of her narrating a heartfelt poem written by her father for her wedding day. Doolin Romance is a moving piece penned by Aoighin’s father Eugene, to celebrate his little girl growing up and finding love. (more…)

This is IRELAND

Inspiring ‘This is IRELAND’ video will make you proud

‘This is IRELAND’ is an inspiring new video released to showcase all the country has to offer for people thinking about coming here to live, study and invest. The five-minute film was produced by Creative Ireland, which is a government scheme to highlight and celebrate the vast creative talents of our country. (more…)

What trait do all Irish Mammies share?

What trait do all Irish Mammies share?

Irish Mammies are famous around the world. They are renowned for their caring, protective, nurturing instinct, as well as their bossy and take-no-nonsense manner. But is their one trait that sums up the Irish Mammy? Apparently there is. (more…)

Badly poured pint of Guinness upsets online community

A café has misfired in their attempts to use Guinness to generate interest in St Patrick’s Day because, well, they clearly don’t know how to correctly pour a pint of the black stuff. Guinness is one of the most iconic brands from Ireland, and this St Patrick’s Day, millions of glasses will be expertly poured…

Groom chooses to marry his wife in IKEA

Groom chooses unusual venue for his TV wedding

A groom chose an unusual venue for his wedding when he was given sole responsibility of organising the most happy day of his and his new wife’s lives. Dubliner Ben McQuillan and his fiancé Celina were the stars of the first episode of the latest series of RTÉ’S Don’t Tell the Bride. (more…)