Bernard’s – Irsko, irské tance a něco navíc

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

News8. 10. 2018

Just 22 years ago the last Magdalene institution closed its doors

On this day, September 25, in 1996 the last remaining Magdalene institution in Ireland, closed its doors three years after the discovery of 155 bodies uncovered the long-term abuse of young women. In September 1996, the Magdalene asylum, Our Lady of Charity on Sean McDermott Street, in Dublin, closed its doors after 155 bodies were uncovered, revealing the… more

News7. 10. 2018

New Michael Flatley film Blackbird premieres in London this month

The famous Irish dancer brings his talents to the big screen. Michael Flatley’s eagerly awaited first film will have its world premiere at the Raindance Film Festival in London this week. “Blackbird’ was written and directed by “Lord of the Dance” star Michael Flatley. The film tells the story of troubled secret agent “Blackbird” who… more

News5. 9. 2018

The real story behind Danny Boy, the beloved Irish ballad

Love it or hate it, but “Danny Boy” holds its position firmly – as one of the most popular and recognizable Irish songs of all time. See the mystery behind it unravelled by Irish-American author Malachy McCourt. Many Irish people have a love/hate relationship with the popular song “Danny Boy.” The opening lyrics are sure… more

Irish – what, where, when?

14September4th Irish Set dance Workshop (Music)
Germany, Augsburg, Pastoral centre, Ulmer Str. 195A
Event will be from 14th to 15th September with Andrea Forstner, music Attila & friends
4October22th Anniversary Set Dancing Weekend in Heidelberg (Dance)
Heidelberg, Hotel Restaurant Scheid
Set Dancing weekend from 4th t 6th October 2019. dance workshop with Mairéad Casey, Triskell Céilí Band and Abbey Céilí Band
1NovemberFrankfurt Set dance Weekend 2019 (Dance)

Event will be from 1st to 3rd November 2019 under leading Annie & Bert Moran with Illen Ceilí Band
8NovemberSet Dance Workshop (Dance)
Dresden
Set Dance Workshop (8. - 10. 11. 2019), teachers Pádraig and Róisin Mc Eneany. Saturday evening - ceilí with Attuila & Friends. More info http://www.set-dance-dresden.de/index.php/workshop
More information:
8NovemberSet Dance Workshop in Dresden / Germany (Dance)
Dohnaer Str. 53, 01219 Dresden,
Workshop from 08th November - 10th November 2019 in Dresden (in german)As teachers could be win:Pádraig und Roisin Mc Eneany from Irland On Saturday eveningthere will be a Ceili with the music of Attila & Friends Participicion feeis 62 € (includes addional water, lunch buffet on Saturday, snacks for the afternoon and Ceili in the evening) Planning:Friday, 8th November 20 - 22 o'clock workshopSaturday, 9th November 10 - 13 o'clock und 14:30 - 17 o'clock workshop, 20 - 22:30 o'clock CeiliSonntag 10th November 10 - 12 o'clock workshopWe are happy about much interesting