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Hollywood star Olivia Wilde loved Ireland so much she became an Irish citizen

American actress Olivia Wilde has spoken about her childhood summers in Ireland and her pride in being an Irish citizen.

Unusually, she qualified for Irish citizenship, despite not having any Irish blood.

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Three-year-old dancer steals the show

A video of a three-year-old Irish dancer has got people talking all over the world, not just for her dancing skills but also her confidence and stage presence.

The young dancer was appearing at her first ever Feis and took to the attention like a duck to water.

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Brendan O’Carroll saved from heart attack after doctor spots warning signs during TV interview

Mrs Brown’s Boys star Brendan O’Carroll has revealed that his life was saved thanks to a twist of karma during a TV interview.

The Dublin comic was speaking as a guest on the Late Late Show in 2018.

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Three things you should never say to your partner

A psychologist has revealed three sentences you should never utter to your partner, as they will certainly lead to ill feeling and can also be seen as manipulative and unkind.

Clinical Psychologist Alexandra Solomon Ph.D. revealed her big three sentences to avoid in an article for Psychology Today.

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American explodes five lies about Ireland after visiting Dublin

We know most Americans like Ireland, but comedian Josh Pray absolutely loves it and can’t speak highly enough about both the country and the people.

Well, we’re not used to such high praise so we’ll let Josh go ahead and tell you what he thinks of us as he takes a humorous approach to exploding what he considers to the 5 most common lies about Ireland.

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Genealogy Lifestyle

Did the Irish reach America before Columbus?

While Christopher Columbus is credited with being the first European to discover America, there are many scholars who believe there may have already been Irish people living there.

Irish reached America before Columbus. Image copyright Ireland Calling

A book that was published in 1526, just 34 years after Columbus arrived in America, provides compelling evidence that this may be true.

The book, De Orbe Novo (About the New World), was written by Spanish historian Peter Martyr d’Anghiera following several weeks of interviews with contemporary travellers.

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Recently discovered letter reveals depth of John Ford’s love for Maureen O’Hara

A recently discovered letter to Irish screen legend Maureen O’Hara from Oscar winner John Ford reveals the depth of feeling the director had for his star.

O’Hara and Ford worked together successfully for decades. They made over 20 films together, including classics such as How Green Was My Valley and The Quiet Man.

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Dancing friar brightens up food center on St Patrick’s Day

This Franciscan friar literally had a spring in his step as he entertained people at a local food center.

Brother John Aherne created a makeshift stage by placing a piece of wood on the floor to use as his performance area.

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Jackie Kennedy believed Elizabeth Taylor had affair with JFK

It has been revealed that Jackie Kennedy hated Elizabeth Taylor because she was convinced the Hollywood star had bedded her husband.

The double Oscar winning actress denied her relationship with the President ever went beyond friendship, but was unable to convince the First Lady resulting in a bitter feud.

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Ireland can boast the best ‘cliff view’ in the world

The view that can be seen from Ireland’s Cliffs of Moher was voted the best ‘cliff view’ in the world by travel magazine Condé Nast Traveller.

The news won’t come as a great surprise to anybody who has ever visited the cliffs. They are 700 ft high and stretch for five miles. The cliffs offer striking views out into the Atlantic.