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News5. 7. 2020

Lucky couple win caretaker job of remote Blasket Island after 45k applied

Annie Birney and Eoin Boyle have relocated to Great Blasket Island off the coast of Kerry to begin their coveted role as the island’s caretakers. A lucky Dublin couple has become the new caretakers of the remote Great Blasket Island, beating more than 45,000 applicants to the role. Annie Birney and Eoin Boyle, from Dun… more

News28. 6. 2020

12 best Irish whiskeys named

Vinepair posted its 12 favorite Irish whiskeys for 2020, listing some of the finest whiskeys on the market this year. A prominent drinks site has named its 12 best Irish whiskeys and there are some absolute beauties on the list. Stacked with household Irish whiskey names, Vinepair, the drinks experts posted its 12 favorite Irish… more

News19. 6. 2020

JFK’s sister Jean Kennedy Smith has died aged 92

Jean Kennedy Smith, the former US Ambassador to Ireland, was the youngest and last surviving sibling of one of the most famous families in American history. Jean Kennedy Smith, the sister of John and Robert F. Kennedy, has died in Manhattan at the age of 92.  Her daughter Kym confirmed the news on Wednesday, June 17.… more

News14. 6. 2020

Irish sculptor who created Dublin’s famous Molly Malone statue dies

Jeanne Rynhart, who sculpted Dublin’s iconic Molly Malone statute, passed away at the age of 74. Sculptor Jeanne Rynhart, who created Dublin’s famous Molly Malone statue and the Annie Moore statue on Ellis Island, has died at the age of 74. Jeanne Rynhart died on June 9, leaving behind a legacy of famous Irish figures… more

News5. 6. 2020

How much Irish is actually spoken in Ireland today?

Have you ever wondered how much the Irish language is spoken in Ireland today? Ireland’s 2016 Census provides a look at the state of the country’s native language. The amount of people speaking Irish in Ireland saw a slight decline between 2011 and 2016. The Irish language is still being spoken all across Ireland today,… more

News24. 5. 2020

A guide to Ireland’s fascinating bodhrán drum

The bodhrán is one of Ireland’s oldest traditional musical instruments. The bodhrán is the iconic Irish drum, one of a small select family of Celtic instruments that is stated to pre-date Christianity. Ireland has a deep-rooted and rich musical heritage we are very familiar with. But how much do we really know about this distinctive… more

News21. 5. 2020

WATCH: Riverdance cast comes together from afar to thank essential workers

The cast of the 25th-anniversary show of Riverdance has come together from afar in a new video to thank frontline and essential workers. The cast of the Irish dance show Riverdance has come together in a beautiful new video thanking frontline and essential workers. In March, the cast of Riverdance’s “Lee Company” took to the… more

BSS News16. 5. 2020

Bernard’s Summer School 2020 is cancelled

Dear friends, potential BSS2020 participants, we carefully monitor the progress of COVID-19 in the Czech Republic and on the European continent for some time already. In mid-March, we assumed that within five months (if not earlier) the situation in the world and especially in Europe would improve and we would prepare our summer school according… more

News1. 5. 2020

Riverdance debuts at 1994 Eurovision contest

In 1994, the Eurovision Song Contest introduced a global Irish dance phenomenon, Riverdance, starring Michael Flatley and Jean Butler to the world Twenty-six years ago, an Irish dance performance at the Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin changed the world of traditional Irish entertainment and sent chills up spines around the world. Something extraordinary had happened. Since… more

BSS News10. 4. 2020

BSS 2020 – important notices for future participants

Although the situation is complicated, we have opened the applications for BSS 2020. We do not want to hinder those who are interested in the lessons offered and who want to reserve time for the summer school. We do not want to catch up at the last minute if the situation develops so that the… more

News1. 4. 2020

John Lennon’s Irish island – Beatles legend was ready to retire in his Irish home off Mayo

Imagine John Lennon at 80 living on an island off the Mayo coast, that could have been a reality as the Beatle planned to live on Dorinish Island. Had John Lennon not been shot by Mark Chapman, he would have turned 80 this year. He would also have gone through with plans to turn a… more

News24. 3. 2020

A guide to valuing all your old Irish coins

Some old Irish coins are worth thousands; others are worth exactly what they say they are. So, how do you tell if you have a small fortune in your hands? Between the formation of the Republic of Ireland, the shift towards decimalization, and the introduction of the Euro, Irish currency underwent a great number of… more
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