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Gene Kelly’s widow speaks about the star’s struggle to gain Irish citizenship – despite having an Irish grandfather

Gene Kelly

American legend Gene Kelly was one of the major stars of the golden age of Hollywood. In 1999, the multi-talented actor, singer, dancer, choreographer, director and producer was named the 15th greatest male screen legend of all time by the American Film Institute.

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Discovering Irish Patriots in prison records

Niall Cullen, Findmypast The Irish Prison Registers 1790-1924 on Findmypast are an excellent source for tracing your Irish family history and provide a wealth of information about the prisoner including their name, address, place of birth, occupation, religion, education, age and even physical descriptions. The records have also become a …

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Donegal Airport is named the most scenic in the world thanks to rugged mountains and beautiful coastline

Donegal Airport Approach

Donegal Airport has been named as the most scenic airport in the world by a leading Private Jet Charter site. PrivateFly asked customers from around the world to vote for the airport approach they considered to be surrounded by the most impressive sights.   Donegal Airport came out on top …

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Irish Guard jokingly advises Kate Middleton on the best way to get her child to sleep

Kate Middleton laughs with Irish Guard

Kate Middleton received some helpful advice on getting her young baby to sleep from a member of the Irish Guards. The Duchess of Cambridge was celebrating St Patrick’s Day at a traditional Irish Guards parade with her husband Prince William, who has been Colonel since 2011.

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Rod Stewart gets tearful recalling story of Irish rebel leader executed 15 minutes after marrying fiance

Rod Stewart

Scottish rock legend Rod Stewart shed a tear when he appeared on Irish TV and was presented with a very special gift. Stewart was a guest on the Late Late Show with Ryan Tubridy over the St Patrick’s Day weekend. During the show, Tubridy surprised Stewart with a first-edition copy …

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How to make the classic Irish dish ‘Champ’


A YouTube channel called ‘Videos of Irish Farming Life’ has created a great video that shows how to make a traditional Irish dish. It is a charming home-made video featuring a chef named Rosemary who talks the viewer through the process of making a dish called ‘Champ’ – which is …

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Original of Irish Proclamation valued at €120k to go under the hammer

An original copy of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic is to be auctioned this weekend and could be sold for as much as €120,000. The historic document is one of few remaining copies of the Proclamation, issued by the Irish Volunteers and Irish Citizen Army during the Easter Rising.

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