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News14. 2. 2020

Horrific tale of a Mayo village’s death during the Great Famine

A heartbreaking Irish famine story of death and despair. A group of 600 Irish starving during the Great Hunger set out to Doolough to find food. Most of did not survive. Our guide has told the same story perhaps a thousand times yet still it brought a lump to her throat. “People around here recall… more

News9. 2. 2020

WATCH: This family of Irish trad musicians will blow you away

Irish trad family The Maguires “blend youthful energy and musical maturity” The Maguires, a four-piece family band from Co Wicklow made up of Emma Maguire (fiddle, flute, concertina, piano), Aoife Maguire (concertina, uilleann pipes), Seán Maguire (bodhrán) and Philip Maguire (guitar), have been on the go for more than three years now impressing audiences with… more

News1. 2. 2020

Riverdance announces 25th-anniversary global tour

The Irish dance show that started it all is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Riverdance, which launched Irish dancing into the mainstream in 1994, is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a new worldwide tour next year. While Riverdance originated as an interval act starring Michael Flatley and Jean Butler during the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, it premiered as a full-length… more

News1. 2. 2020

The Chieftains embark on an Irish Goodbye tour through the US

The Chieftains are bringing their music on tour to the US in 2020 with The Irish Goodbye Tour. What is an Irish Goodbye, you may ask? states that an Irish Goodbye is sneaking out of a party without telling anyone. But some people disagree. They say that an Irish person can’t be the last… more

News25. 1. 2020

Willie Clancy, piper and folklorist, dies on January 24, 1973

On January 24, 1973, famed piper and folklorist Willie Clancy passed away, leaving a gaping hole in the world of Irish traditional music. Born in Co. Clare in 1918, Willie Clancy first picked up a tin whistle aged five, later moving onto the traditional flute and to the uilleann pipes, the instrument on which he… more

Irský film19. 1. 2020

Song of Granite

Svým způsobem jedinečný film režiséra Pata Collinse je potrétem irského zpěváka Joea Heaneyho, který se proslavil pěveckým stylem nazývaným sean nós singing, tedy tradičním irským zpěvem bez doprovodu. Joe Heaney se narodil v roce 1919 a dětství prožil v Carně.  Se zpěvem začal v pěti letech a většinu písní, kterých měl v repertoáru asi 500,… more

News10. 1. 2020

Could these forgotten photos of Ireland finally be displayed?

Jill Freedman was a highly respected New York City documentary photographer but she also has a great passion for photographing Ireland in some of her lesser-known works. An Irish photographer is on a mission to bring the work of the late Jill Freedman to Ireland. The famed New York photographer had an incredible passion for Ireland. Jill… more

News22. 12. 2019


Ireland has a wide number of Christmas traditions that are steeped in the Gaelic and Catholic heritage of the country. THE WREN BOY PROCESSION The Wren Boy Procession has been revived in recent years with parades being held on St. Stephens Day in Sandymount in Dublin and other locations. There are several legends regarding the… more

News20. 12. 2019

The Riverdance – 25th Anniversary show kicks off in Dublin in February. 

On February 9, 1995, Riverdance the Show premiered at The Point Theatre Dublin. This followed its initial debut on April 30, 1994, when a worldwide audience of over 300 million saw the birth of Riverdance as the interval act of the Eurovision Song Contest. The seven-minute performance earned a standing ovation from the 4,000-strong audience and… more

News19. 12. 2019

A glimpse inside Ireland’s historic ghost villages

These Irish ghost towns have laid abandoned for years, some for centuries. In the years following Ireland’s Celtic Tiger building boom, the country became notorious for its ghost estates – housing developments that were built (or were in the process of being built) with boom-time money, then abandoned and left uninhabited once the recession hit. But Ireland,… more

News14. 12. 2019

Irish dance adjudicator responds to claims of corruption at CLRG competitions

Corruption “is not the norm” in CLRG Irish dancing competitions, says Helaine Sander, ADCRG. Editor’s Note: Helaine Sander, ADCRG reached out to IrishCentral after reading our recent poll results where the majority of respondents said that competitive Irish dancing is in need of reform. Among some of the respondents’ grievances were claims of corruption on judging panels… more

News13. 12. 2019

15th–21st August 2020

Irish – what, where, when?

21Februar18th Erlangen Irish Set Dance Weekend (Dance)
Erlangen, Redouten saal
Organiser: Andrea Forstner, workshops Pat Murphy, music Abbey Ceilí Band
Detailed information
29FebruarTurku Feis 2020 (Dance)
Turku, T-tato, Vanha Hameentie 29
20MarchSpring Equinox Weekend (Dance)
Rotherwick Village Hall (GB)
Organiser Setsmad, workshops Mairead Casey, Jo & Simon Harmer, music Swallow's Tail Ceili Band
Program and more information
17AprilSet Dance Weekend in Prague (Dance)
Prague, Emauzy Abbey Theatre Hall
Organiser Sóna Sol, workshops Kevin & Carol Monaghan, music Swallow's Tail Céilí Band