Bernard’s – Irsko, irské tance a něco navíc

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

News1. 9. 2018

What you need to know about County Kerry

How many of these fascinating factoids about the Kerry Kingdom did you know? From the county motto to Tom Crean, spectacular countryside and Charlie Chaplin! Here’s what you need to know. With stunning sights such as the Ring of Kerry, the Dingle Peninsula, and the Skellig Islands, County Kerry is one of the most famous… more

News30. 8. 2018

Why Irish dancing has lost its way and needs to change

Ridiculous dance costumes and wigs are costing Irish dancers dear. What does an average American family live on after they buy the latest dress for their Irish dancing daughter? Baked beans? That’s the first question that non-Irish dancing people (call us Muggles) ask ourselves after visiting the endless websites that specialize in the buying and selling of these eye-popping… more

News12. 8. 2018

Reasons why a United Ireland is definitely on the way

A leading expert argues that a united Ireland is now unstoppable and a question of when rather than if is the only thing left to be decided. The debate about Irish reunification is now alive and kicking, with endless chatter over the last year about the prospects of a historic border poll taking place in… more

News7. 8. 2018

Interesting facts about the lovely County Clare

From the Cliffs of Moher to Bunratty Castle, the River Shannon to the Wild Atlantic Way County Clare is one of the most popular counties for visitors from Ireland and abroad alike but how much do you know about “The Banner County”? County Clare, in the west of Ireland, is a wonderful place to visit… more

News6. 8. 2018

Remembering George Bernard Shaw with ten of his wittiest quotes

The only man in the world to have won a Nobel Prize for Literature (“Pygmalion”) and an Oscar (for the screenplay of “Pygmalion”), George Bernard Shaw was a rare wit, journalist, author, and iconic Irishman, born on July 26, in 1856. He died on November 2, 1950, at the age of 94 while he was working on… more
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Irish – what, where, when?

7JuneLake Zurich Set Dancing Weekend (Dance)
Youth Hostel Richterswil
Lake Zurich Set Dancing Weekend will from 7 to 10 June 2019 under leading Maureen Culleton. Music Rise the Dust and Toe for Toe.
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6JulyWillie Clancy Summer School – 47th (Dance)
Ireland, Miltown Malbay
Willie Clancy SS will be from 6th to 14th July 2019
24AugustColin Dunne’s Masterclasses (Dance)
Prague, Karlínské náměstí 7
Colin Dunne's Masterclasses will be 24th and 25th August 2019
More information and programm
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