Bernard’s – Irsko, irské tance a něco navíc

News13. 6. 2017

The genius of the Irish writer James Joyce – gearing up for Bloomsday

James Joyce could hardly have imagined the extraordinary popularity of his novel “Ulysses,” which will be celebrated throughout the world this June 16. From Dublin to Dubai and Cork to Caracas there will be Bloomsday readings, with Dublin itself becoming the focus of a major new international trend to honor Joyce’s memory. Yet, it is… more

News25. 5. 2017

What you should know about John F Kennedy

The ever handsome martyred president, John F Kennedy, photographed in 1957. John F. Kennedy would have celebrated his 100th birthday on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017. In tribute to JFK, the 35th President of the United States, and his centennial year, IrishCentral is looking back on the life and times of the charismatic and… more

BSS News9. 5. 2017

Where the Celts come from and have lived for 3,000 years

The Celts were a group of tribal societies tied by similar language, religion and culture in Iron Age and Medieval Europe. Celtic culture began to develop as early as 1200 BC and spread through migration to the British Isles, France and other parts of Europe. “Celtic” refers to people descended from one of the current… more

BSS News2. 5. 2017

John Cullinane will come to BSS 2017

The magic number seven at the end of the number line representing this year marks an anniversary relating to Irish dancing in the Czech Republic, or in Czechoslovakia. We as the organisers of the Summer School have decided to commemorate this anniversary, not only on our website. In the course of the Summer School and… more

News19. 4. 2017

Post Famine eviction photographs show how merciless British landlords were

Police use a battering ram to forcibly evict a tenant c. 1888. National Library of Ireland The Irish Land War was an organized campaign of civil unrest in Ireland that lasted from the 1870s until the 1890s. It was called a ‘war,’ and there were violent incidents and deaths during the campaign, but the Land… more

News13. 4. 2017

9 English words you never realized have Irish roots

The English language has Ireland and Irish to thank for these common words. Ireland has given a lot to America and this includes some contributions to the way in which we speak. While those people who aren’t massive fans of the Irish language will always complain that Irish takes too much from English for modern… more

News11. 4. 2017

Three million people in the world are descended from one Irish High King

Millions of Irish Americans, especially those in New York, may be directly descended from Niall of the Nine Hostages, the most prolific warrior in Irish history. A team of geneticists at Trinity College Dublin led by Professor Dan Bradley discovered that as many as 3 million men worldwide may be descendants of the Irish warlord,… more

BSS News24. 3. 2017

Bernard’s Summer School 2017 – information will come soon

We know you are all awaiting information regarding this year summer school. We are working hard on putting it together for last months and cannot wait to share it with you soon. This year is going to be little different to previous years as there are several milestones to highlight in regard to Irish dance… more

News24. 1. 2017

On this day in 1973, Willie Clancy, piper and folklorist, dies

Residents in Miltown Malbay, Clancy’s hometown, felt a need to carry on the musician’s commitment to the music and so established a summer school devoted to the uilleann pipes and other instruments integral to the playing of traditional Irish music. Set to celebrate its 45th year this summer, Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy (the Willie Clancy… more

News10. 1. 2017

The remarkable story of the Galway Claddagh community

The men of the town were fishermen while the women looked after the house and with the sole rights to fish in Galway Bay, the Claddagh fisherman were to thrive in bringing their fresh fish into the markets in Galway. It is believed that by the early 19th century, there were as many as 820… more

News26. 12. 2016

Ancient Irish tradition of hunting the wren on St. Stephen’s Day

Here are one woman’s memories of celebrating the wren on St. Stephen’s Day as a child: We were never ready for them. They always arrived like an invasion from an outside world. After the excitement of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were over we usually felt breathless and disorientated, what with being up late and… more

News10. 12. 2016

Top Irish wit, wisdom and sayings

6. You can always burn that bridge when you come to it. 7. A well-balanced Irishman has a chip on both shoulders. 8. The British never remember but the Irish never forget. 9. Nothing better than warm words on a cold night. 10. A girl is a daughter all her life but a boy is… more

Irish – what, where, when?

28JulyLughnasad (Music)
5AugustLughnasad (Music)
Hrad Veveří
19AugustBernard’s Summer School 2017 (Music & Dance)
Botičská 8, Praha 2
23AugustIrish Evening – Ceilí Night (Dance)
Prague, Novoměstská radnice
25AugustFinal Evening of Bernard’s Summer School 2017 (Music)
Prague, Divadlo Ponec