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And Once Again The Best Hotel In The World Is In Ireland

October 19, 2016

Irish tourism has a history of winning awards. The latest is the award of Best Hotel In The World from Conde Nast. The magazine has selected the exclusive 20-room Ballyfin Demesne in Co Laois. The hotel opened in 2011 in a Regency mansion situated in a 614-acre estate. If you have heard of it before […]

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Did You Know The Giants Causeway Is Actually a Big Tree Stump? This Russian Says So.

September 13, 2016

We knew they were a wonder of the world. What we did;t know was just how special they really are. Of course there are two stories on how the Giants Causeway was created. One says that Finn McCool built a pathway across to Scotland while the other (more boring) version puts it down to volcanic […]

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An Irish Fan Medley Of Euro2016

June 22, 2016

Whatever the result of tonights game against Italy, Euro2016 has been a memorable event for the Irish. And one of the main reasons has been the fans. As usual they brought fun and joy to the event without any trouble. Here’s a little reminder of some of the best moments…

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Dublin Postboxes Turn British Red To Commemorate The Rising

March 23, 2016

In an innovative commemoration of the 1916 Rising An Post has repainted 10 postboxes in Dublin red. The red reflects the color they were painted in 1916 before Irish independence. But the program is more ambitious than just painting them red. Each postbox contains a key word which, when texted to a provided number, returns […]

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Ireland Has Been Inhabited For 2,500 Years Longer Than Thought

March 21, 2016

Analysis of a bear bone found in an Irish cave has provided evidence of human existence in Ireland 2,500 years earlier than previously thought. Until now it was thought that Ireland was first inhabited by man about 10,000 years ago. But now analysis of a bear bone shows that man has lived on the island […]

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Redhead Display in Cork Airport

February 26, 2016

Next month travellers at Cork Airport will see a unique exhibition: a selection of portraits taken at the Irish Redhead Convention. Cork based fashion photographer, Jorg Koster developed an interest in redheaded subjects five years ago after shooting Irish clothing products for German catalogues. But he had a problem in taking portraits: red hair is […]

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The 1916 Proclamation

January 7, 2016

1916 was one of the most important years in Irish history. The Easter Rising was a short-term failure but led within 5 years to independence. The Proclamation was one of the key documents from the rising. It was signed by the 7 leaders of the rising. Text POBLACHT NA h√ČIREANN THE PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT OF THE […]

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The Next Generation Of Irish Dancing Is Coming

December 10, 2015

Riverdance was a revolution in Irish Dancing. 21 Years ago during the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest it was revealed to the world. From there of course it has gone on to global success. But now there is a new generation coming. Despite it’s long history and unique style Irish dance was a niche interest before […]

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Thanks To This NASA Animation We Can See Just How Wet It Has Been Lately

December 9, 2015

We know it’s been very, very wet. But now we can actually see how bad it’s been, thanks to NASA. The American Space Agency has produced an animation showing the rainfall as measured by an array of satellites. It does not make for pleasant viewing.    

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Surfing Beneath The Cliffs of Moher – A Breathtaking Video

December 3, 2015

The Cliffs of Moher are among the most spectacular and visited natural features in Ireland. But beneath the cliffs are some of the best surfing waves in the world. Not many people get to experience the waves as they crash in from the open Atlantic. But those that do rate them as some of the […]

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