Bernard’s – Irsko, irské tance a něco navíc

News12. 8. 2018

Reasons why a United Ireland is definitely on the way

A leading expert argues that a united Ireland is now unstoppable and a question of when rather than if is the only thing left to be decided. The debate about Irish reunification is now alive and kicking, with endless chatter over the last year about the prospects of a historic border poll taking place in… more

News7. 8. 2018

Interesting facts about the lovely County Clare

From the Cliffs of Moher to Bunratty Castle, the River Shannon to the Wild Atlantic Way County Clare is one of the most popular counties for visitors from Ireland and abroad alike but how much do you know about “The Banner County”? County Clare, in the west of Ireland, is a wonderful place to visit… more

News6. 8. 2018

Remembering George Bernard Shaw with ten of his wittiest quotes

The only man in the world to have won a Nobel Prize for Literature (“Pygmalion”) and an Oscar (for the screenplay of “Pygmalion”), George Bernard Shaw was a rare wit, journalist, author, and iconic Irishman, born on July 26, in 1856. He died on November 2, 1950, at the age of 94 while he was working on… more

News23. 7. 2018

Interesting facts about Cork Harbor

The second largest natural harbor in the world, Cork Harbor in the south west of Ireland helped shaped Irish and world history today. Cork Harbor, on the south coast of Ireland, is the second largest natural harbor in the world after Sydney Harbor in Australia. It has helped to shape world history and today is… more

News23. 7. 2018

Michael Flatley’s new movie is remake of Casablanca starring…Himself!

Somewhere between Humphrey Bogart and James Bond the Lord of the Dance has revealed a new poster for his directorial, writing and acting debut, his new movie Blackbird. Michael Flatley released a new poster for his upcoming movie, Blackbird, which will be his directorial, writing and acting debut. Fulfilling a life-long dream of making a… more

News22. 7. 2018

Drogheda welcomes Fleadh Cheoil Na hÉireann 2018

County Louth town will play host to the world’s largest celebration of Irish music, song and dance this August. Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2018 is the largest celebration of Irish music, song and dance in the world and its coming to Drogheda, County Louth. This year’s Fleadh, which is sponsored by the Credit Union, will… more

News15. 6. 2018

James Joyce quotes on love and life in honor of Bloomsday

From “The Dead” in “Dubliners” to “Ulysses” to “Finnegan’s Wake,” James Joyce quotes carry wisdom on everything from love to writing. They also include some quick wit and fabulous lines about Ireland and about life. On June 16, Ireland and the world celebrate Bloomsday, a day commemorating James Joyce and the events of his novel… more

News5. 6. 2018

How will be BSS 2018?

YES! Bernard’s Summer School 2018 will be held! In the past weeks we were very unsure as there was only a small number of registration sent in comparison to the previous years but you, who have already proceeded your registrations by the deadline of the 1.6.2018, you have convinced us that there is still demand… more

News21. 5. 2018

Is Meghan Markle the descendant of an ancient Irish clan?

An Irish genealogist believes Meghan Markle has Irish roots in Co. Galway. The “Suits” actress has already spoken of her father’s Irish ancestry but ever since the 36-year-old’s engagement to Prince Harry, the hunt has been on to find the information that will officially link her to the Emerald Isle. It was originally believed that… more

News20. 5. 2018

Happy birthday, Enya, one of the world’s top-earning female artists

Today is Enya, aka Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin’s, birthday! The famous Irish singer is notoriously private and lives in a castle in Dublin. Happy birthday to famed Irish singer Enya. The “Orinoco Flow” and “Only Time” singer was born on May 17, 1961. Born as Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin in Gweedore, County Donegal, the amazing musician, famous… more

News16. 5. 2018

Celebrating St Brendan, who may have reached America before Columbus, on his feast day

Today, May 16, is believed to have been the day of St Brendan’s death and is also his feast day. St Brendan is one of the most famous Irish saints, but whether he got to America before Christopher Columbus has remained one of the continuing Irish mysteries. Saint Brendan is one of the early Irish… more

News3. 4. 2018

From the Great Blasket to America – a memoir of the longest surviving islander

It is 64 years since Great Blasket Island, off the coast of Kerry, was evacuated. Born in 1920, Mike Carney was the oldest living islander. He left in 1937 to seek a better life in Dublin and joined millions who emigrated to America. He died at age 94 in 2015. Here he describes the event that… more

Irish – what, where, when?

18AugustBernard’s Summer School 2018 (Dance)
Praha 2, Botičská 8
Bernard’s Summer School is probably the largest Central European educational and social event focused on traditional Irish culture, especially on Irish dancing, music and singing, Irish language and cinematography. It usually takes place for 7 days during the third week of August in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic.
24AugustFinal Evening of BSS 2018 (Dance)
Divadlo Ponec, Prague
8September3rd Irish Set Dance Workshop and Steps for Sets (Dance)
Germany, Augsburg, 10 Ulmer Str.
21SeptemberSetsmad XII (Dance)
Basingstoke, Clidesden Millenium Village Hall, England
Set Dancing Weekend with Kevin and Carol Monaghan
3NovemberSet Dance Weekend Vienna (Dance)
Austria, Vienna, WUK, Wahringer str. 59