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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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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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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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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Llama Wanders Around Offaly – And Then Disappears

October 6, 2015

A llama was spotted wandering the roads of Offaly on Monday morning. The animal was reported by James Hayden near the village of Rahan. He tweeted a picture of it to AA Roadwatch @aaroadwatch Loose llama near Rahan — James Hayden (@jamesahayden) October 5, 2015 The animal then disappeared and has not been reported […]

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Legendary Yuyu Abe enjoys a pint in Dublin

Have You Seen Yuyu Abe? He’s Trying To Drink A Pint In Every Pub In Dublin!

October 5, 2015

A mysterious figure has been spotted travelling Dublin and drinking a Guinness in each and every pub. Yuya Abe came to attention when he visited Slattery’s. They were so impressed with his quest that they posted about him on their Facebook page. Being decent sorts they also gave him his pint for free. From what […]

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Sky Sports Reclaim Dublin For England

October 2, 2015

British sports commentators have a long history of claiming Irish successes as British. But this time they’ve taken the biscuit and claimed Dublin as English! Announcing the GAA All Star nominations the Sky Sports announcer declared Dublin to be All-England champions. That’s right he didn’t even claim them to be British but English! See for […]

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letterkenny town

Letterkenny Is The Tidiest Town In Ireland

September 29, 2015

Letterkenny has been identified as the Tidiest Town in Ireland. The Tidy Towns competition has been running since 1958 and Letterkenny has entered every year since 1959. This year 862 towns and villages entered The competition is organised by the Irish Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government in order to honour the tidiest […]

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emigration at irish airport

Ireland Has The Highest Emigration In The OECD

September 25, 2015

Emigration has always been a factor in Ireland but it’s now at some of the highest levels for a century. So high that there are now a third fewer young people than just 7 years ago! Figures from both the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development(OECD) and the Central Statistics Office (CSO)show that in 2014 […]

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nuns at ploughing festival

These Hermit Nuns Left Their Monastery To Visit The Ploughing Championship

September 25, 2015

Two nuns from an enclosed order left their monastery yesterday to meet 80,000 people at the Ploughing Championship. Sr Monica and Sr Gwen, from the Order of Discalced Carmelites in Delgany, Co Wicklow, are used to a “small space with a quiet atmosphere”, which they share with six other nuns. Their average day is spent […]

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