Ireland has a high proportion of red haired people in comparison to the rest of the Western world. But why would that be? 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… Continue reading Vikings or Celts – where does the Irish red hair gene originate?
People with red hair have sometimes been the victims of cruel teasing and bullying about their hair colour, especially in school. Flame-haired Australian comedian Tim Minchin finally decided enough was enough, and wrote a brilliant song to fight back for gingers everywhere. The song, named Prejudice, is a hilarious warning to all non-gingers out there,… Continue reading Hilarious song by Tim Minchin fights back for gingers everywhere
Scientists believe the ‘ginger gene’ could be key to a study on why some people keep their youthful appearance as they get older. Images of more than two and a half thousand faces were judged to assess how old people looked and then the DNA of those that appeared younger than they actually were was… Continue reading ‘Ginger gene’ could keep you looking young
For years Irish people, along with the Scots, have been associated with red hair, fair skin and freckles. Celtic people have carried the ginger gene for centuries but it has always been unclear as to where it actually originated. A study carried out in Spain on the gene evolution of 1,000 people offers an interesting… Continue reading So that’s where our red hair comes from
Redheads are more likely to become the CEO of their company because their flamed hair makes them more recognisable and memorable to their bosses, according to a recent study. The news will be of some comfort to many ginger haired people who may have suffered bullying or discrimination in their lives.
Why it is that so many men grow ginger beards even though they don’t have red hair? A team of researchers in Holland believe they may have worked it out. It is to do with a mutated gene as well as the fact that the genes that determine a man’s beard colour are not necessarily… Continue reading Why do so many non-redheads have ginger beards?
TV star Jake Wood has taken to Twitter to strike out at the bullying and prejudice faced by ginger haired people. The EastEnders actor is a familiar face on Irish screens and is considered a heart-throb by many fans.
A happy couple were given a first dance as husband and wife to remember as music superstars Ed Sheeran and Johnny McDaid took to the stage to perform for them. The wedding took place at the Beech Hill Country House Hotel and it was McDaid’s sister Brid who was making her vows along with new… Continue reading Ed Sheeran gives happy couple first wedding dance to remember
Ed Sheeran has paid tribute to his Irish roots by performing covers of two traditional Irish songs. Sheeran has previously revealed that he has Irish heritage, with his paternal grandparents originating from Co Wexford.
An exhibition celebrating red-haired people from around the world will be unveiled at Cork Airport next month. The attraction will feature hundreds of pictures taken by local photographer Jorg Koster.