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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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Two Irish police officers burst into song to celebrate elderly resident’s birthday

A couple of gardai took a short break from fighting crime to serenade a pensioner on his birthday. The carousing coppers, Inspector McPolin and Sergeant O’Shea, are based in the Mayfield areas of Co Cork.

Guardai sing for man's birthday

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If Irish girls were themselves on a date

How different would first dates be if women actually behaved like themselves?

Women, and men, the world over will admit that they don’t exactly behave like their usual selves the first time they meet a potential partner.

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Spinetingling: Worshippers from 300 churches sing The Irish Blessing

There are few more glorious sounds than hundreds of people coming together to sing in unison to lift spirits in times of trouble.

That’s exactly what happened when worshippers from more than 300 churches in every county of Ireland got together through the wonders of technology to sing a one-thousand-year-old hymn.

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Action hero Tom Cruise was once attacked by an old man in a Kerry pub

American Superstar Tom Cruise was attacked with a stick in a Kerry pub after a local thought he was trying to steal cigarettes.

Kerry TD Michael Healy-Rae says the incident occurred in the early 1990s at the Loo Bridge Bar near Kilgarvan.

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Gossip is worse than Covid-19, says Pope Francis

Pope Francis has surprised worshippers with a sermon on the unlikely subject of gossip.

Pope Francis says gossip is worse than Covid-19.

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Animal lover brings brown bears back to Ireland after thousands of years

Brown bears are set to make a return to Ireland – thousands of years after going extinct in this part of the world.

That is thanks to an animal over who is setting up an animal sanctuary in Co Donegal.

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The fairy tale estate that Henry Ford’s Irish ancestors had to flee

More than a million people fled Ireland in the wake of the Great Hunger in the 1840s, but few had to abandon an area as beautiful as the fairy tale estate Henry Ford’s ancestors left behind.

Of course, the lowly Ford family didn’t own the idyllic paradise known as the Lisselan Estate, near Clonakilty in Co Cork, they were merely tenant farmers…but what a place to live and work. Or at least it was until the potato blight devastated the land, causing widespread starvation.

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Irish TV star was covered in rubble after horrifying bomb blast during the Troubles

TV star Christine Lampard has spoken about the horrifying moment that she was covered in rubble following a bomb blast.

It happened when a car bomb detonated about a mile away from her when she was growing up during the Troubles.

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Two Irish hotels are named among the most luxurious in the world

Two Irish hotels were named among the world’s most luxurious places to stay by a leading travel site.

Condé Nast Traveller is an upmarket travel magazine which focuses on the most glamourous and luxurious destinations and hotels in the world