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News22. 9. 2019

The Claddagh community of Galway and its lasting traditions

Before it was known nearly the world over as a piece of jewelery, Claddagh was a community in rural Co Galway. The Claddagh is a well known Irish symbol, but how many people have heard of the Claddagh community in Co. Galway, the home of the man believed to have created the Claddagh ring symbol,… more

News20. 9. 2019

This real 400-year-old Irish castle could be yours for $99k

Live like a king in County Clare?! Close to Shannon Airport and every modern amenity this one-acre site, including a 15-century castle tower, could be amazing When you think of Ireland you most likely think of 40 shades of green, rolling hills, ancient Irish castles, the rugged coastline and the friendly folks that live here.… more

News12. 8. 2019

Irish band Goitse releases new album Úr ahead of 2020 US tour

The tour-loving Irish band Goitse have launched their fifth studio album, Úr, with songs dating from the 18th century right up to the current day The highly acclaimed band Goitse have just launched their eagerly anticipated fifth studio album, Úr.  In the Irish language, “úr” evokes both the ancient and the modern. In modern Irish, it… more

News8. 8. 2019

What do Ireland’s county names mean?

Ever wonder what the Irish language county names we see on football jerseys and road signs actually mean? A short history what’s behind Irish county names. Ireland’s long history of native kingdoms, which were supplanted by assorted invaders (Vikings, Norse, English, golf-playing American tourists) has had a profound effect on the country’s place names. Check out these… more

News3. 8. 2019

100 Irish first names and their beautiful meanings

Looking for an Irish name for a little bundle of joy on the way or just inspired by the beauty of Irish names and their meanings? Here are 100 ideas for you! Here are today’s 100 most popular Irish language baby names, with their meanings and pronunciations – 50 girl names and 50 boy names. See… more

News16. 7. 2019

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 Irish drum? Despite… more

BSS News1. 7. 2019

BSS 2019 – some classes are full

We are delighted with the high interest in the intermediate/open Irish dance class with Lewis Childs and also fiddle class with Ultan O’Brien. Nevertheless capacity of hall and class room is limited and we must put on hold registrations for these two classes. Those who plan to register yet will be put on a “waiting… more

News8. 5. 2019

Love during the Irish famine celebrated in new Irish show to premiere on Broadway

Fáinne Óir: Irish famine musical to open in New York in September 2019. Five-time world champion and lead dancer in “Riverdance” and “Lord of the Dance” Ciara Sexton has lent her endless talents to the latest Irish show certain to take over Broadway. Tickets are now on sale for the premiere of “Fáinne Oír,” an original… more

News17. 3. 2019

Best Irish toasts to raise a Guinness to this St. Patrick’s Day

“May the luck of the Irish Lead to happiest heights And the highway you travel Be lined with green lights. Wherever you go and whatever you do, May the luck of the Irish be there with you.”   “May the leprechauns be near you, To spread luck along your way. And may all the Irish… more

News16. 3. 2019

Saint Patrick’s Day Traditions

SAINT PATRICK’S DAY PARADE Saint Patrick’s Day is unique in that it is celebrated worldwide. It is most unusual that a country has such an international celebration and is really evidence of the generational effects of emigration that has afflicted Ireland for centuries. After the 1845 to 1849 Irish Famine emigration soared with as many… more

News16. 3. 2019

News10. 2. 2019

Celebrating 100 years of the beloved song “Foggy Dew” and its history

Marking the 100th anniversary of Irish Parliament, the Irish War of Independence and the sad background of the wonderful song “The Foggy Dew” by Canon Charles O’Neill. This year marks the centenary of the first Dáil (Irish Parliament) and the beginning of Ireland’s War of Independence but, this year also marks the centenary of “The Foggy… more
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
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