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‘The Green Fields of France’ was written to combat anti-Irish prejudice in the UK says songwriter

Buttes New British Cemetery First World War

The classic song ‘The Green Fields of France’ was written with the intention of tackling anti-Irish prejudice in the UK. Anti-Irish sentiment was high in the UK during the 1970s following a bombing campaign by the IRA. In 1974, Birmingham and Guildford were bombed by the IRA. When singer-songwriter Eric Bogle …

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Off the beaten track in the delightful north of Ireland

Aurora Borealis

Ireland has countless wonderful attractions for visitors to see and soak up the culture during their stay. Many people like to seek out some of the lesser known spots around the country. Secret wonders abound in the north of Ireland. Meander from Donegal to Down and discover all that this …

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Fill your heart with art at Ireland’s National Gallery

National Gallery of Ireland Grand Gallery

One thing all visitors should consider when visiting Ireland is its great history, and how the different cultures have integrated to create the vibrant country we have today. Connect with great works of art and discover the stories behind them through a guided tour of the National Gallery of Ireland. …

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Stained glass installations in Belfast celebrate the legacy of Game of Thrones in Northern Ireland

Games of Thrones glass

Game of Thrones fever is well and truly upon us – with the final season of the fantasy series underway. Fans in Belfast will be starting to notice a special commemoration to the HBO show – much of which was filmed in Northern Ireland. To celebrate Northern Ireland as Game …

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Irish ice cream parlour introduces extraordinary ‘pasta ice cream’

'Pasta ice cream' by Fantastic Flavours Ice-Cream Parlour

An Irish ice cream parlour has come up with a novel (and slightly bamboozling) way to serve its delicious desserts – in the form of pasta. It is the dessert we at Ireland Calling never knew we needed in our lives until now. Fantastic Flavours Ice-Cream Parlour in Cork creates hand …

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Five must-visit places in Dublin for anyone interested in Irish history

Dublin named as one of top 10 cities to travel to in Europe

Ireland has a long and often tragic history and there are countless stories to be told in the country’s capital city. Below is a list of five must-visit destinations for anyone who wants to learn more about some of the key eras in Ireland’s history. Kilmainham Gaol Kilmainham Gaol has …

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Camper touring Ireland – the perfect adventure


Ireland is a wonderful country to visit with beautiful countryside and stunning coastlines. Many people enjoy taking a road trip so that they can travel and see as much as they can during their stay. The Emerald Isle’s attractions are celebrated and plentiful, so the potential for freedom and fun …

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Uncover the treasures of Ireland’s oldest city

Waterford city

There are several great cities in Ireland, with great historical sites, modern restaurants and bars, and of course the traditional Irish pubs. In this article we take a closer look at one of the country’s oldest cities, Waterford, and all there is to see and do when you are there. …

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Brave Irish youngster hailed a hero after he thwarts attempted abduction of teenage girl

Tiernan McCready awarded a Badge of Honour

An Irish youngster has been hailed as a hero by police after he helped to prevent a young woman from being abducted. The incident happened in Co Derry when three men approached the 18-year-old woman. They grabbed her and tried to force her into the back of a van. Thankfully, …

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Father Ted is named the second-best sitcom of all time

Father Ted and Father Dougal

Irish comedy Father Ted has been voted the second-best sitcom of all time by a panel of comedy experts. The hilarious 90s series starred Dermot Morgan as the hapless Ted and Ardal O’Hanlon as the loveable Dougal McGuire. It has stood the test of time, with fans still quoting lines …

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