Bernard’s – Irsko, irské tance a něco navíc

News10. 2. 2019

Celebrating 100 years of the beloved song “Foggy Dew” and its history

Marking the 100th anniversary of Irish Parliament, the Irish War of Independence and the sad background of the wonderful song “The Foggy Dew” by Canon Charles O’Neill. This year marks the centenary of the first Dáil (Irish Parliament) and the beginning of Ireland’s War of Independence but, this year also marks the centenary of “The Foggy… more

News3. 2. 2019

Happy Birthday, James Joyce! Interesting facts about the Irish writer

James Augustine Aloysius Joyce was born on February 2, 1882, in Rathgar, Co Dublin. Here, we remember the beloved Irish author with some interesting facts. James Joyce is known for such classics such as ‘A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Dubliners,” and perhaps his most famous”Ulysses,” which details the exploits of one… more

News30. 1. 2019

Luke Kelly’s statues in place ahead of Dublin tributes

Dublin will honor it’s native Luke Kelly on Wednesday with the unveiling of two statues and a tribute concert. Luke Kelly is set to be honored in his native Dublin this week with the unveiling of two statues, as well as a tribute concert. On Wednesday, January 30, the 34th anniversary of Kelly’s death, two separate statues… more

News24. 1. 2019

Remembering Arthur Guinness, founder of the famous Dublin brewery, on the day of his death

Arthur Guinness, the man who invented Guinness and put Dublin’s St. James’ Gate Brewery on the map, sadly died on this day in 1803. Today we raise a glad to Arthur. Sláinte! On Jan 23, 1803, Ireland lost a man who history would come to tell created one of the country’s most prolific exports and… more

Irský film14. 1. 2019

Black 47

Režisér: Lance Daly Kamera: Declan Quinn Hudba: Brian Byrne Uvedeno: 05.09.2018 Natáčeno: konec roku 2016 a v lednu 2017 v Irsku (Wicklow, Kildare, Connemara) Světová premiéra: Berlín Film Festival 16.02.2018   V polovině devatenáctého století postihl Irsko velký hladomor. Irsko bylo v té době součástí britského impéria a Angličané do regionu moc neinvestovali. Vlastnili však… more

News6. 1. 2019

Ever wonder how many places in Ireland are called “bally”?

An Irish cartographer has created an amazing map of Ireland pinpointing every place in the country with “bally” in its name. Anyone who has spent time in Ireland knows that town names beginning with “Bally” are ten a penny and can often be confusing when navigating maps on an Irish road trip. Obviously, far more… more

News6. 12. 2018

News1. 12. 2018

Own an Irish castle for just over $100k

Famed Irish poet W. B. Yeats once tried to purchase this now derelict castle from its English owners. The 200-year-old folly is, unfortunately, uninhabitable. An Irish castle could now be yours for just $102,000 (€90,000)! Well, you can’t live in it but you’d own it. McDermott’s castle in Co Roscommon is to go up for… more

News25. 11. 2018

General Tips on how Best to Learn Traditional Irish Music

Listen to Irish traditional music Listen as much as you can to Irish traditional music; in the car, while you’re walking, at home … I can’t stress this enough. This is a vital part of learning and understanding traditional Irish music. You need to be able to feel it; the swing, the phrasing, the flow, the… more

News13. 11. 2018

Proof an Irish colony in South Carolina predates Christopher Columbus

A Spanish report from 1521 claims a colony of Irish people lived in South Carolina before Christopher Columbus’ ships landed. While Christopher Columbus is generally credited with having “discovered” America in 1492, a 1521 Spanish report provides inklings of evidence that there were, in fact, Irish people settled in America prior to Columbus’ journey. “Researchers… more

News10. 10. 2018

These are the top 10 non-Irish nationalities living in Ireland

Census data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) has revealed the top 10 non-Irish nationalities living in Ireland. According to the 2016 Census, the country’s largest base of non-Irish residents are from Poland. There are currently around 20,000 more Polish people living in Ireland than there are people from the UK, who make up the… more

News10. 10. 2018

Test yourself with these top census statistics, facts and figures about Ireland

Tourism, transport, and homelessness statistics on the Irish population: interesting facts and figures about Ireland you need to know. The Central Statistics of Ireland has released an in-depth report on the 2016 Irish census and we could spend all day reading up on the facts, figures and statistics of Irish life. Everything from the effects… more

Irish – what, where, when?

1MarchErlangen 17th Irish Set Dance Weekend (Dance)
Germany, Erlangen, Redoutensaal
15MarchSt. Patrick’s Day Ceilí (Dance)
Wien, Haus der Begegnung Favoriten, Ada-Christen-Gasse 2B
Cumann Ceilí Vin, price 27 Euro, info: elisabeth-koelb@chello.at
22MarchSpring Equinox Weekend (Dance)
England, Rotherwick Village Hall
Weekend will be from 22nd to 24th March. Workshop with Mairead Casey, Swallow's Tail Ceili Band, organizer Kevin and Carol Monaghan
26AprilSet dance Weekend in Prague (Music)
Prague, Theatre hall in Emauzy Abbey
Set Dance Weekend will from 26th to 28th April 2019. With Kevin and Carol Monaghan and Swallow's Tail Ceilí Band. Organisers - Sona Sól
6JulyWillie Clancy Summer School – 47th (Dance)
Ireland, Miltown Malbay
Willie Clancy SS will be from 6th to 14th July 2019