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Flashmob of dancers delight Shannon airport passengers ahead of Irish festival

A flashmob of Irish dancers took over Shannon airport to celebrate the beginning of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017.

The Fleadh Cheoil festival is an annual celebration of Irish music, dancing and culture, and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to enjoy the events.

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Ireland is named the best travel destination in Europe

Ireland wasnamed as the best travel destination in Europe at a prestigious award ceremony in London.

The Group Travel Awards took place at the swanky Park Plaza Riverside hotel in London in 2019.

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Vikings or Celts – who is responsible for the red hair gene?

Why does Ireland have such a high percentage of red haired people compared to the rest of the Western world?

It is a question that has intrigued historians and scientists for many years. The fact that Ireland, along with Scotland and Wales are the only three countries in Europe in which over 10% of the population have red hair suggests that the gene may come from the peoples’ Celtic origins.

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Irish bride performs beautiful song at her wedding

An Irish bride performed beautiful rendition of the song ‘The Prayer’ at her wedding – and returned from her honeymoon to find that the video had gone viral.

Siobhán Friary performed the song during the wedding ceremony in Westmeath.

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Colin Farrell considers taking the Pope out for a free kebab

Hollywood star Colin Farrell has revealed he could take the Pope for a free kebab at his favourite establishment in Ireland.

In what is presumably an unusual perk of the job, the Dublin actor piled on the pounds as he underwent a body transformation for his role as the Penguin in ‘The Batman’ movie, starring Robert Pattinson.

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Gaining Irish Citizenship through family ties

Are your parents Irish citizens?

If either of your parents was born in Ireland, and is an Irish citizen, you are automatically an Irish citizen – wherever you were born. You can Follow this link to apply for an Irish passport – although having a passport is not a necessary to being an Irish citizen.

However, if either parent is an Irish citizen but born outside Ireland, it is a little more complicated. You are not automatically an Irish citizen – but you may be entitled to become one.

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Will Ferrell shows off his dance moves on Graham Norton show

Comedy legend Will Ferrell revealed a love of dancing and took lessons from new head judge of Strictly Come Dancing, Shirley Ballas.

Ferrell was appearing on Graham Norton’s show to promote his latest 2017 ‘Daddy’s Home 2’.

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Scientists study genomes to unlock secrets of Ireland’s ancient history

Research by scientists and archaeologists at some of Ireland’s top universities has begun to reveal aspects of the lives and genetic traits of early Irish people.

The scientists of Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and archaeologists at Queen’s University Belfast have studied the bodies of three Bronze Age men who were buried on Rathlin Island – off the coast of Co Antrim – around 4,000 years ago.

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Irish dance and music stars team up to raise awareness of the desperate plight of rainforests

Irish dance stars Fusion Fighters took on ambitious 2019 project which saw them bring the horror of deforestation into sharp focus.

They joined forces with some of the best loved stars in Irish music for the new initiative, which is called ‘The Amazon Artists’.

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World champion dancer wows guests at wedding reception

A 19-year-old Irish dancer delighted guests at a wedding by treating them to a remarkable performance.

David Geaney, originally from Dingle, Co Kerry is a professional dancer and is currently a part of Irish singing and dancing show ‘Celtic Steps’. He is a five time world-champion Irish dancer.