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What is an Irish goodbye? Here are some interesting theories


Most people, not just in Ireland, will have performed an ‘Irish goodbye’ at some point in their lives.

Many have also been enjoying a good night out when someone has given them an Irish goodbye as well.

But what exactly is it and why is it called an Irish goodbye?

Free Irish Language course put on by experts at Dublin City University


Irish language enthusiasts have a great opportunity to learn as Dublin City University have made a free online course.

Irish 102: An Introduction to Irish Language and Culture is the name of the course and it has already seen thousands of keen students enrol.

Is Colin Farrell a better actor with or without his Irish accent? The verdict.


Phone Booth or In Bruges? Minority Report or The Gentlemen?

Irish acting legend Colin Farrell has captured viewers hearts and minds for decades throughout his career and is considered one of the greatest stars in Hollywood.

Irish-Americans feel connected to heritage for more than a century


Irish Americans still feel a strong connection to their heritage today, even though most have ancestors that emigrated across the Atlantic more than three generations ago.

That is according to a survey carried out by Change Research by the Glucksman Ireland House at New York University, and Council for Irish American Relations.

Why American couples go for destination weddings in Ireland


An increasing number of American couples are heading to Ireland to get married, according to wedding industry insiders.

One bride described having her big day in Northern Ireland as ‘a literal fairytale’.

Two Irish road trips are named among the five best in Europe

Ireland is home to two of the best road trips in Europe – and it will come as no surprise to anyone who has ever driven either of them – or even gone just part of the way.

EuroCarParts compiled a list of the top five road trips across the continent and named the famous Wild Atlantic Way at number one.

Irish professor explains why time goes by so much faster as we get older


An Irish professor has explained why time seems to fly by so much faster as we get older.

When we were young the summer holidays seemed to last forever as one long nonstop adventure until we finally had to go back to school.

The best beaches in Ireland have been named and feature paradises all over the country


The best beach in Ireland has been named, using ratings and reviews left by visitors on Google Maps.

The top ten list featured stunning beaches at all ends of the country, from Co Donegal to Co Kerry with Co Mayo featuring heavily and Co Waterford making an appearance.

Bono speaks about discovering he had a half-brother – and confronting his father about his past


U2 legend Bono has spoken about the moment he discovered he had a half-brother.

The star discovered the existence of his brother in 2000 but his mother, who died in 1974 when Bono was just 14, never knew her husband had fathered a child with another woman.

Ireland’s population is at the highest level since the Famine


The population of Ireland has reached the highest levels since the Famine of 1845–1852, according to the latest figures from the Irish Central Statistics Office (CSO).

It is the highest the population has ever been since Ireland became independent from Britain.