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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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Drone Footage Of Flooding in Donegal

November 17, 2015

The recent heavy storms have led to a lot of flooding in parts of the country. This video shows the effect on Clady when the River Finn burst its banks.

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Cork Has The Best Street in Ireland And The UK According To British Academics

November 9, 2015

For the first time ever an Irish Street has won the prestigious title of Best Street in Ireland And UK. The title, awarded by the Academy Of Urbanism, was given overwhelmingly to Oliver Plunkett Street in Cork. Oliver Plunkett Street is celebrating its 300th year and was awarded the title based on 7 criteria including […]

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A Very Rare Rothschild Giraffe Has Been Born In Dublin Zoo

November 6, 2015

The number of the most endangered Giraffe species has been increased by 1 following the birth of a male calf in Dublin Zoo. The Rothschild giraffe is one of the most threatened of the nine sub-species of giraffe. Rothschild male giraffes grow to six metres in height and can weigh more than 2,000kg. Fewer than […]

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This Video Shows One Way For Taxis To Compete Against Uber: Have A Trad Session In The Office!

November 5, 2015

Waiting for a taxi in the early hours is a sure way to kill the feeling from a good night. But in one Galway taxi office it became part of the night as 2 trad bands burst into an impromptu session that had people coming in off the streets. Local bands Porterhead and Simpsons Three […]

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