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Flashmob of dancers delight Shannon airport passengers ahead of Irish festival

A flashmob of Irish dancers took over Shannon airport to celebrate the beginning of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017.

The Fleadh Cheoil festival is an annual celebration of Irish music, dancing and culture, and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to enjoy the events.

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Ireland is named the best travel destination in Europe

Ireland wasnamed as the best travel destination in Europe at a prestigious award ceremony in London.

The Group Travel Awards took place at the swanky Park Plaza Riverside hotel in London in 2019.

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Vikings or Celts – who is responsible for the red hair gene?

Why does Ireland have such a high percentage of red haired people compared to the rest of the Western world?

It is a question that has intrigued historians and scientists for many years. The fact that Ireland, along with Scotland and Wales are the only three countries in Europe in which over 10% of the population have red hair suggests that the gene may come from the peoples’ Celtic origins.

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Irish bride performs beautiful song at her wedding

An Irish bride performed beautiful rendition of the song ‘The Prayer’ at her wedding – and returned from her honeymoon to find that the video had gone viral.

Siobhán Friary performed the song during the wedding ceremony in Westmeath.

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Two Irishmen meet by chance and play most amazing piano duet you’ve ever heard

Two Irishmen who’d never rehearsed together and never met before teamed up at a train station to play the most dazzling piano duet you’re ever likely to hear.

It’s a rare gift to be able to play any tune by ear no matter how complicated, but it’s a talent these two have in spades.

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Colin Farrell considers taking the Pope out for a free kebab

Hollywood star Colin Farrell has revealed he could take the Pope for a free kebab at his favourite establishment in Ireland.

In what is presumably an unusual perk of the job, the Dublin actor piled on the pounds as he underwent a body transformation for his role as the Penguin in ‘The Batman’ movie, starring Robert Pattinson.

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Gaining Irish Citizenship through family ties

Are your parents Irish citizens?

If either of your parents was born in Ireland, and is an Irish citizen, you are automatically an Irish citizen – wherever you were born. You can Follow this link to apply for an Irish passport – although having a passport is not a necessary to being an Irish citizen.

However, if either parent is an Irish citizen but born outside Ireland, it is a little more complicated. You are not automatically an Irish citizen – but you may be entitled to become one.

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Christina Aguilera stops by Dublin pub to watch trad band perform

The locals at a Dublin pub got a surprise treat as pop superstar Christina Aguilera dropped in for a drink ahead of her 2019 concert at the 3Arena.

The music legend is in the capital to perform for fans at the iconic venue, but was happy to relax on her night off and mingle with the patrons of Dublin’s pubs.

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Irish drama group stunned when Hollywood superstar drops by to watch rehearsals

Hollywood superstar Emily Blunt took some time out from filming her latest movie to visit an Irish drama group in Co Mayo.

The British actress was in Ireland working on her 2019 film, Wild Mountain Thyme, where she appears opposite Northern Irish heart-throb Jamie Dornan.

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American man discovers Church took him from his mother as a baby

A man has learned the heart-breaking truth about how he was taken from his mother as a baby and sold to an American family for adoption.

Kevin Battle of South Portland has always known he was adopted. However, when he had previously tried to trace his birth mother to Ireland in 1978 he was told by nuns she had died.