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Craic Lifestyle

Every Irish Wedding Ever – hilarious video from RTÉ

Irish broadcasters RTÉ Republic of Comedy have produced a brilliant YouTube video that accurately captures the events that take place at ‘every Irish wedding ever’.

Anyone who has ever been to an Irish wedding will describe a day in which several disasters and mishaps were narrowly avoided before the heart-warming moment was reached when the happy couple said: “I do”.

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Ed Sheeran speaks of his Irish roots ahead of performance for London’s Irish community

Ed Sheeran spoke about how proud he is of his Irish heritage ahead of a charity event in London.

Sheeran will performed at the London Irish Centre in Camden in 2018, to raise money for the centre which provides care and support for the Irish community in London.

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Child skeletons offer ‘unique insight’ of life in Famine workhouses

In 2014, historians in Ireland discovered more about the horrifying reality for mothers and children during the ‘Great Famine’.

They believe many mothers gave their babies food they should have eaten themselves, thereby hastening their own death.

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Irish kids adorable reaction to Mammy and Daddy’s big news

A trio of Irish siblings gave their Mammy and Daddy the most heart-warming response when they were told there was another baby brother or sister on the way.

The children were sat down at the table by their parents and recorded as their Mammy told them she had been to the hospital so that the doctors could look inside her tummy.

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Dancing Lifestyle

Cute video shows twin babies Irish dancing

It’s never too early to start learning some Irish dance moves, as a great YouTube video shows.

The video of two twin babies, held upright by baby bouncers, dancing along to a traditional Irish tune has gone viral with over half a million views.

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Waterford Crystal helped JFK Jr win the heart of global icon Madonna

The son of a former US President used Waterford Crystal in a bid to win the heart of one of the world’s most glamorous women.

John F Kennedy Jr has an impressive collection of the Irish-made crystal glasses and would serve drinks in them during secret meetings with global star Madonna.

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Classic Van Morrison songs performed in Irish

Some of Van Morrison’s best loved songs were performed in Irish as part of the 2016 Seachtain na Gaeilge (Irish week).

The songs included Tupelo Honey and Contacting My Angel and were performed by Irish singers Hilary Bow and Liam Ó Maonlaí.

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Take a look inside this beautifully refurbished Irish farmhouse

A beautiful Georgian farmhouse in Donnybrook underwent a significant refurb in 2019 and was put on the market for €1.85m.

The property dates back to 1740 and is one of the oldest houses in the area.

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Priest posts hilarious response to anonymous late night ‘sexy text’

A priest posted an hilarious response to a ‘sexy text’ that was sent to his mobile by mistake.

Late on Saturday evening Father Simon Rundell from Plymouth heard his phone beep and saw he had received a text message.

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So why do Irish dancers keep their hands rigidly by their side?

One of the most common reactions of people seeing ‘Irish dancing’ for the first time is ask: why do they keep their arms so stiff by their sides?

Well, the simple answer is that they don’t, at least, not for most Irish dancing. It’s only in Step Dancing that performers are expected to maintain the stiff-arm approach. In other forms of Irish dancing like Sean Nos, Ceilí and Set Dancing, the arms are free to move as much as the dancer likes.