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GAA club ban parents from using their mobile phones

GAA club ban parents from using their mobile phones

A GAA club in Co Meath made the unexpected decision to ban parents from using their mobile phones on the sidelines when their children were playing, instead encouraging to watch the game and cheer on their team. The unusual move has been met with approval from the coaches and parents …

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Kilkenny Castle named amongst the most beautiful in the world

Kilkenny Castle named amongst the most beautiful in the world

An Irish castle has been named in the top ten most beautiful castles in the world. Kilkenny Castle was named eighth in the list compiled by Architectural Digest, who described it as “one of the most fairytale-esque castles in the world”. The description read: “This castle overlooks the River Nore …

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Joe Biden’s Irish cousin says it is “amazing” he is running for Presidency

Joe Biden’s Irish cousin says it is “amazing” he is running for Presidency

An Irish cousin of Joe Biden has said it is “just amazing” that he will be running for President. Biden has Irish heritage on both his father’s and mother’s sides of the family, and has always been fiercely proud of his roots. The former Vice President, who worked as Barack …

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Donald Trump may visit Ireland in a personal capacity

Donald Trump may visit Ireland in a personal capacity

US President Donald Trump may visit Ireland in a personal capacity, possibly after his three-day trip to the UK in June. Senior sources revealed that contact has been made with the Department of Foreign Affairs, according to the Irish Times. There has been a long-standing invitation for Mr Trump to …

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Irish potato crop is changing lives in drought-prone Ethiopia

Irish potato crop is changing lives in drought-prone Ethiopia. Photo copyright Jennifer Nolan Concern Worldwide

The Irish potato is supporting communities in a region of Ethiopia so high above sea level that other crops are failing. Humanitarian organisation Concern Worldwide introduced the potato to four districts in the drought-prone highland regions of South Wollo in 2007. Despte the harsh conditions 3,000 metres above sea level, …

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Presidential candidate Joe Bidon says ‘Ireland will be written on my soul’

Joe Biden’s Irish cousin says it is “amazing” he is running for Presidency

US vice President US vice president Joe Biden was full of praise for Ireland during his visit, and proudly paid homage to his ancestral roots. In recognition of Biden’s Irish heritage, Ancestor Network pieced together his family tree, to discover just how Irish he is. Genealogist John Hamrock carried out …

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May the 4th be with you on the Wild Atlantic Way

May the 4th Storm Trooper

Star Wars fans from around the world will be travelling to Ireland’s beautiful west coast for the annual May the 4th Be With You Festival. Running from 3–5 May, this year’s ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival will welcome Stormtroopers, Darth Vaders, members of the Rebel Alliance and anyone …

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Castle featured in Game of Thrones has been sold

Castle featured in Game of Thrones has been sold

A castle featured in the hit HBO series Game of Thrones has been sold after being put on the market with an asking price of £500,000. Gosford Castle, known as Riverrun to fans of the show, was built in the mid-19th century and designed by architect Thomas Hopper.

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George Clooney was delighted to meet his Irish relatives

George Clooney was delighted to meet his Irish relatives. Photo copyright Michael Vlasaty CC2

Hollywood superstar George Clooney took an emotional trip to Ireland to meet some of his distant relatives for the first time. The Ocean’s Eleven star is the great-great-grandson of Nicholas Clooney, who was from Co Kilkenny.

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Top 10 heritage gems in Ireland’s Ancient East

Newgrange

Millions of visitors are drawn to Ireland by their family heritage, and the sense of returning home to the land of their ancestors. Along the west coast of the island is the Wild Atlantic Way, but the east also has several fascinating sites filled with myths and legends. Ireland’s Ancient …

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