trad session in a Galway taxi office

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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the easy way to peel a potato

Have You Ever Peeled A Potato As Easily As This? Fantastic Tip.

October 27, 2015

We don’t often give cooking advice here but this one just couldn’t be passed up. It’s involves potatoes. Here’s how to save a ton of time and end up with perfectly peeled potatoes. The secret revealed on YouTube is to actually cook them first. Yes we often cook potatoes with skins on them but peeling […]

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an irish sniper

Can You Believe The Irish Army Are The Best Snipers In The World?

October 26, 2015

It might seem slightly bizarre given the number of wars we get involved in but the Irish Rangers have just beaten 37 other armies to clinch the title of best snipers in the world. The Army Ranger Wing won the overall and international categories in the United States Sniper Competition in Fort Benning, Georgia. They […]

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Samhain: The Celtic Origin of Halloween

October 23, 2015

Halloween is now a huge international and commercial holiday. But did you know it has its origins as a millennias-old Celtic festival called Samhain? The festival of Samhain marked the end of the harvest and also the start of winter, with its long nights. The importance of this time has been recognised since pre-Christian times […]

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delorean in dublin

Back To The Future: Dublin Edition

October 23, 2015

Back To the Future Day has been and gone with much fanfare. But here’s a uniquely Dublin spin on the whole experience. By The Lightroom production company this might not resonate with many outside Ireland but it’s guaranteed to bring a laugh. It’s not only funny but has some great moments form the film itself. […]

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A Tizzy Of Fairy Doors Has Been Seen In Dromkeen Woods

October 22, 2015

Dromkeen Woods in Inishannon has seen the arrival of a ‘Tizzy’ of Fairies in recent days. Children from the area have been spotting the doors to their homes in the base of trees. The new Fairy Village is a project of the local Tidy Towns committee and local carpenter Jimmy McCarthy. He designed and built […]

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1 and 2 cent coins

Small Change Disappears Next Week As Bills Get Rounded Up And Down

October 20, 2015

From next week, October 28 shops across Ireland will start rounding change to the nearest 5 cent. 1c and 2c coins are small and fiddly and from next week you will see fewer of them in use. At that date shops will start a voluntary scheme where your final bill will be rounded up or […]

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jig on an aer lingus plane

Aer Lingus Takes Inflight Entertainment To New Heights With Jigs In The Aisle

October 15, 2015

We all know Aer Lingus are the friendliest airline. But it seems they’re also up for a bit of craic as this video shows. Flight attendant Orla O’Brien was serving on what seemed like a regular flight. But then an impromptu trad session started. And when the fiddle came out Orla and a passenger took […]

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immigration patterns to USA 1850's

See When The Irish Dominated US Immigration

October 9, 2015

We know that a huge number of Americans claim Irish ancestry. But this interactive map from Pew research shows just how this happened. It shows the patterns of immigration to the US since 1850. The map is part of a study of immigration patterns over the last 150 years. It’s eye-opening to see just where […]

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a Swedish choir on a Dublln bus

Watch What Happens When A Swedish Choir Use Dublin Bus

October 6, 2015

Bus trips home are rarely memorable. But then they don’t often have Swedish choirs on them. But last night the number 16 in Dublin did and the passengers were treated to a rousing performance. The sing-song was captured by Angela Mullin who posted it to Facebook. She says she didn’t join in the singing but […]

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