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Irish nurse pauses to sing Amazing Grace with elderly patient

Irish nurse pauses to sing Amazing Grace with elderly patient

An Irish nurse has been praised by a councillor after she was secretly filmed singing Amazing Grace with his grandmother to cheer her up after an operation. The nurse was caring for recently elected councillor for Derry City Jason Barr. She didn’t know she was being filmed but paused from …

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Homophobic preacher is the first person to be banned from entering Ireland

Homophobic preacher is the first person to be banned from entering Ireland. Photo from Wikipedia, from YouTube screenshot CC3

An American preacher who praised the killing of 49 people at a Florida gay bar has become the first person ever to be banned from entering Ireland. Steven L Anderson is a Baptist preacher from Arizona, who is renowned for his homophobic and anti-Semitic comments and attitudes. He gained publicity …

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Young Irish magician wows Ellen DeGeneres

Young Irish magician wows Ellen DeGeneres

A young Irish magician stunned audiences in America after he appeared on the Ellen Show to show off his skills. Aidan McCann will be known to some Irish people after he competed in the Ireland’s Got Talent series, and made it through to the semi-finals. The nine-year-old trickster was invited …

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Derry Girls actress hits back at ‘unflattering dress’ jibe

Derry Girls actress hits back at 'unflattering dress' jibe

Derry Girls star Nicola Coughlan has been praised for her witty reply to a critic who questioned her dress choice for the recent BAFTA awards. Coughlan, who plays goody goody Claire Devlin in the popular show, was at the glitzy awards do with her co-stars as Derry Girls was up …

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Make the most of the beautiful spring surroundings

walk off winter

As springtime begins, there are few better places to be than soaking up the warm sun in the beautiful surroundings of the Irish countryside. In springtime, Ireland’s landscape moves out of the winter shadows and becomes a technicolour canvas crowded with yellow daffodils, green fields and budding trees. Here are …

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HomePlace – a fitting tribute to Seamus Heaney and must-see for visitors to Ireland

Heaney HomePlace word hoard

Anyone planning a visit to Ireland must seriously consider taking a trip to HomePlace, the interactive exhibition of the life and work of Nobel Prize for Literature winner Seamus Heaney. Since opening its doors three years ago, the Seamus Heaney HomePlace has pulled in thousands of literature lovers from around …

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Irish woman finally meets 103-year-old mother after 60 year search

Irish woman meets 103-year-old mother after 60 year search. Photo from RTE

An Irishwoman met her 103-year-old mother for the first time after she had spent more than 60 years searching for her. Eileen Mackin is 81 years old, and was raised in an orphanage in Dublin in the 1930s and 40s. She always hoped she would one day get to meet …

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Next time you visit Ireland, you could be walking in the footsteps of your ancestors

Next time you visit Ireland, you could be walking in the footsteps of your ancestors

Ireland is one of the countries in the world that has seen its people spread far and wide throughout history. Literally millions are proud to celebrate their Irish heritage, but there are millions more yet to discover their family’s past. Perhaps you know for sure, or maybe you have an …

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Fancy something different on your trip to Ireland? How about a night in an Irish Lighthouse?

Blackhead Lighthouse

Ireland is packed with great adventures and thrilling sites for all to see, and tourists flock to the island from all corners of the world. One of the most unique experiences visitors could wish for is a night in an Irish lighthouse. There are numerous such opportunities available to visitors. …

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