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Irish brides and grooms getting older

White wedding dress. Photo copyright David Ball CC3

Irish people are waiting longer to get married as brides and grooms are an average of over five years older than they were two decades ago. The figures, from the Central Statistics Office, showed that the average age for a bride was now 33, while the groom was 35.

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Video – ultimate dance-off as tap takes on Irish

Video – ultimate dance-off as tap takes on Irish

Oh it’s on! Two hunky tap dancers take on three rugged Irish dancers in what has to be considered the ultimate dance-off. The two athletic tap dancers open the show with a flawless display as they tap in perfect unison to a nice chilled out bit of jazz saxophone.

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Former conjoined twins flourishing and set for school

Two little Irish twin brothers who underwent an operation to be separated after being born conjoined are now flourishing and preparing to start school next year. Four-year-old Hassan and Hussein Banhaffaf were left with one leg each following the operation which was a great success. They now use prosthetic legs …

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Top 10 facts about the Irish way of life

We smuggle sausages and we clap when the plane lands … just two of the findings from a survey by the insurance giant Irish Life. To celebrate its 75th anniversary, the company commissioned a survey of its customers to find out the everyday habits and views of the average Irish …

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Every Irish Wedding Ever – hilarious video from RTÉ

Every Irish wedding ever

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 …

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Origins of Halloween – the Hill of Ward

Samhain- forerunner of the modern Halloween

Archaeologists in Ireland believe they may have found the site of the first ever Halloween bonfire. The site is the Hill of Ward in Co Meath. The Hill of Ward is also known as the Hill of Tlachtga – named after a powerful druidess of Celtic mythology. Tlachtga is said …

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