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Irský film29. 3. 2024

Farewell to Hughes’s

Na počátku března 2024 měl v Dublinu premiéru film FAREWELL TO HUGHES’S. Režisér Ciarán Ó Maonaigh v tomto snímku představuje nenápadný pub v postraní uličce v centru Dublinu nedaleko Four Courts, který byl více jak 35 let pro muzikanty, tanečníky a zpěváky Mekkou tradiční irské hudby. V roce 2021 se dveře pubu uzavřely. V lednu… more

News4. 12. 2022

News24. 8. 2022

New Director of the Irish World Academy

We are delighted to announce that the new Director of the Irish World Academy is Professor Helen Phelan. Professor Phelan is an Irish Research Council recipient for her work in music, migration, and the use of arts-based research methods. A singer, she is co-founder of the female vocal ensemble Cantoral, specializing in Irish medieval chant.… more

News10. 4. 2022

Celebrating Irish trad, TG4 Gradam Ceoil marks its 25th anniversary this April

The annual TG4 Gradam Ceoil Awards, also known as ‘the Oscars of traditional music‘, will be presented in Dublin’s National Concert Hall this April. 2022 honorees Diarmuid Ó Meachair and Edwina Guckian. TG4 Gradam Ceoil marks its 25th anniversary this year. TG4 Gradam Ceoil, the premier annual traditional music award ceremony, is returning this year… more

News25. 1. 2022


50th SCOIL SAMHRAIDH WILLIE CLANCY July 2nd – 10th, 2022 Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare The summer school is marking its 50th anniversary by coming back into the venues and on to the streets of the local communities of West Clare. For the past two years the school functioned online keeping in contact with its followers… more

News5. 11. 2021

Chronicles: 60 Years of The Chieftains will be released next Friday, November 12th

“Over the last few months Paddy was instrumental in putting the Chronicles project together – whether it was choosing versions of a recording to include, working on the track list, or approving the artwork – he really enjoyed being involved and it meant so much to him seeing this come together on Claddagh Records, The… more

News17. 10. 2021

Irish music legend Paddy Moloney laid to rest in Co Wicklow

Paddy Moloney, founder of The Chieftains, was remembered for letting „his music do the talking“ during his funeral on Friday, October 15. A funeral service for Paddy Moloney, 83, was held at St. Kevin’s Church in Glendalough, Co Wicklow on Friday, October 15. Moloney, one of the founders of the Grammy-winning Irish band The Chieftains,… more

News8. 8. 2021


Grace Kelly’s grandfather was a bricklayer from County Mayo. His name was John Peter Kelly and he was born in this tiny three-roomed cottage in Drimurla, in 1857. He left Ireland when he was 30 years of age, bound for Philadelphia where he would found one of the city’s leading construction companies and make his… more

News5. 5. 2021

How the ancient Irish boats the Currach are made

Preserving old Irish traditions almost lost, 1968 visual project with Aran Islands master is now available in new online exhibition. A new National Museum of Ireland online exhibition, „Making a currach – Michael Conneely“ reveals unique currach building video and archive material, part of the institution’s role in preserving Irish heritage. The currach, with… more

News16. 3. 2021

Do you know who invented St. Patrick’s Day? Not many people do

You may never have heard of him, but we owe a deep debt of gratitude to this County Waterford man who invented St. Patrick’s Day. Who invented St. Patrick’s Day? What is its history? You may never have heard of him, but we owe him a deep debt of gratitude, for Luke Wadding is the man… more

News13. 3. 2021

Hitler’s nephew Willy fought against him in the US Navy in WWII

William Patrick „Willy“ Hitler was born in Liverpool to a Dublin mother and Hitler’s half-brother Alois in 1911. While Adolf Hitler focused his attention on defeating the Allied Forces during the Secord World War, his nephew William Patrick, who was born in Liverpool to an Irish mother, was signing up to the US Navy to… more

News13. 3. 2021

Irish blessings, proverbs, and toasts to share on St. Patrick’s Day

These funny and meaningful St. Patrick’s Day blessings and sayings will round out your March 17 celebrations. Fun and memorable Irish blessings to use all year round, but especially on March 17! In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, we have compiled some of our favorite St. Paddy’s Day sayings, blessings, quotes, toasts, and greetings. The origin of… more