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Thomas Barnardo – Irish founder of Barnardo’s charity

Thomas John Barnardo - Irish founder of Barnardo's charity

Thomas John Barnardo was an Irish doctor who set up the world famous Barnardo’s charity providing help and care for homeless children across the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. He began the charity in 1866 and it has since grown into a multi-million pound project providing more than 900 services …

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Video – Irish people dance like Brazilians

Irish people challenged to ‘dance like Brazilians’ at Dun Laoghaire pier

A video of Irish people dancing ‘like Brazilians’ after accepting a challenge from a bossa nova group has gone down a storm in the Irish media. The challenge was thrown down by Tom Speers, who was directing a video for Irish/Brazilian group Nova Collective.

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Irish dancer delights crowds in Galway

Irish dancer delights crowds in Galway

An Irish dancer delighted passersby in Galway as she took centre stage in the middle of the town and performed an impressive routine to music. Little is known about the talented performer, other than she definitely has some rhythm and can tap and step with the best of them.

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Thomas Meagher – Young Irelander in the American Civil War

Thomas Meagher YOung Irelander

Thomas Meagher was a leading Irish nationalist who took part in the 1848 Young Irelander Rebellion and brought the tricolour flag of greeen, white and orange to Ireland from France. He was sentenced to penal servitude for his part in the rebellion but escaped to the United States where he …

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