Many of history’s literary greats were born and lived in Ireland. For a small country, Ireland’s literary output has certainly been outstanding.
some of the poems by Irish writers still resonate strongly with people today.
Take a look at these videos that feature some of Ireland’s most loved poetry.
The Brook by Alfred Lord Tennyson
The poem, The Brook, by Alfred Lord Tennyson, set against video of the stunning Torc Waterfall in Co. Kerry.
The Meeting of the Waters by Thomas Moore
The Meeting of the Waters is a poem and song lyric by Thomas Moore. It is set here against video of the magnificent Torc Waterfall in Co. Kerry Ireland.
Remembered Joy is a moving Irish poem, reminding us to celebrate life. Filmed amidst beautiful Irish scenery, including the mystical Glendalough and set to haunting Celtic music from Arlene Faith.
Do you qualify to become an Irish citizen?There are three main ways for a person to qualify for Irish citizenship – through birth, through marriage or civil partnership or through naturalisation. Check if you qualify for Irish citizenship
Did you know?Singing Cork barman has fans across the world - a video of the Irish music loving barman singing while he poured a pint went viral as people became enchanted by his easy going style and great voice. Check out his video.
Have you heard about…Irish people warned about the ‘Celtic curse’ - a potentially deadly blood condition, that harms the liver, heart and pancreas, has been labelled the ‘Celtic Curse’ because more people in Ireland are prone to it than people from other countries. Find out more.
What about this…‘Irish giant’ Tom Crean was one of the bravest and toughest explorers of the early part of the 20th century. Thanks to his positivity and faith, he managed to not only survive horrific conditions but also save the lives of his colleagues. Find out more.