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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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Take a look inside this stunning mansion built by Irish bacon magnate

Take a look inside this mansion in Co Tipperary that was once the home of Irish rasher baron Abraham Denny. It was put on the market for €2.2m in 2019

Waterford man Henry Denny invented the bacon rasher in 1820 by mastering radically new bacon-curing techniques.

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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 accent so strong even the Irish can’t understand

The locals of the re-opened highest pub in Ireland have created a stir as a video of them settling back in to their pints has got the nation asking itself: “Can you understand a word these fellas are saying?”

The Top of Coom, ran by the Creedon family, has recently re-opened its doors after being forced to shut because of a fire in 2012. The pub, situated between Cork and Kerry, has the claim of being the highest pub in Ireland.

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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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Two Irish police officers burst into song to celebrate elderly resident’s birthday

A couple of gardai took a short break from fighting crime to serenade a pensioner on his birthday. The carousing coppers, Inspector McPolin and Sergeant O’Shea, are based in the Mayfield areas of Co Cork.

Guardai sing for man's birthday

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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.

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Movie director Danny Boyle ‘broke his Irish mother’s heart’ by refusing to become a priest

British film maker Danny Boyle has admitted that he once broke his Irish mother’s heart – by deciding not to become a priest.

The Oscar winning director was speaking ahead of the release of his 2019 film ‘Yesterday’ which sees a struggling musician wake up one morning to find that he is the only person to have ever hear of the Beatles or any of their songs.

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If Irish girls were themselves on a date

How different would first dates be if women actually behaved like themselves?

Women, and men, the world over will admit that they don’t exactly behave like their usual selves the first time they meet a potential partner.

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Irish grannies speak ‘teenage slang’ – all for a great cause

A video featuring Irish grannies speaking in ‘young person slang’ has caused a stir in the Irish media.

The four grannies appearing in the videos and were asked to translate words and phrases such as bae, swag and squad goals.