Top 10 things that were illegal in Ireland 100 years ago
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by Grainne Kavanagh
10h ago
Do you consider yourself to be a decent, law-abiding citizen? Let’s see how you would have fared in Ireland 100 years ago. It’s no secret that the Ireland of today looks very different to the Ireland of 100 years ago. If you think you’re an angel now, let’s see if you could have said the same had you been born earlier in the last century. From more memorable laws repealed in recent years to less evident ones, here is our roundup of the top ten things that were illegal in Ireland 100 years ago. 10. Single women couldn’t keep taverns – you had to get married if you wanted to run a pub Credit: P ..read more
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10 tongue-twisting longest place names in Ireland
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by Jade Poleon
10h ago
Ireland has a thing about long place names, and you will find plenty of tricky ones dotted around the country; here are a few of the longest place names in Ireland to look out for. Ask anyone who has ever visited Ireland, and they will tell you that Irish place names are hard to decipher at the best of times, but did you know that Ireland has some of the most ridiculously long place names around? This is because each place in Ireland traditionally had its original Irish name. Still, over the years, many anglicized versions have come about, leading to some terrible tongue twisters none of us w ..read more
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10 times the British claimed the Irish as their own in the media
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by Katie Morris
10h ago
The Brits are relentless when it comes to claiming the Irish as their own, when things go well, that is. As such, let’s take a look at ten glaring times they’ve done this, to the shock and horror of the Irish. The Oscars 2023 nominations have just been revealed, and the Irish have reached a record number of nominations totalling 14. The Banshees of Inisherin took a whopping nine nominations, and An Cailín Ciúin made history by becoming the first-ever Irish language film to be nominated for an Oscar. Other nominations include After Sun starring Paul Mescal, the Northern Irish short film An Iri ..read more
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Top 20 Irish slang words for getting drunk
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by Grainne Kavanagh
10h ago
Irish people sure have a lot of different slang words for getting drunk. How many do you know? The untrained eye may need help to decipher what an Irish person is trying to communicate when asking you to go out for a few drinks. For that reason, we have many different words to describe being drunk. As such, we have spoken to some of Ireland’s most professional drinkers to come up with the top Irish slang words for getting drunk. 20. Flutered – “Jaysis, I’m flutered!” Credit: Flickr / Giorgio Montersino If someone tells you that they were flutered the night before, they were drunk to the point ..read more
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Derry Girls recognised among the best at National Comedy Awards  
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by Conor Wickham
10h ago
The hit TV series Derry Girls was recently recognised among the best at the National Comedy Awards. The popular TV series Derry Girls, Channel 4’s most successful comedy since Father Ted, was recognised recently as being among the best comedy shows in the UK at the National Comedy Awards. The Channel 4 ceremony aims to bring together the nation’s best-loved comedy stars. Nominations include much-loved classics and emerging talent alike. The National Comedy Awards – honouring comedy talent Credit: imdb.com The National Comedy Awards is a ceremony which will bring together all of the UK’s best ..read more
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10 reasons why vegans are better than meat-eating scum
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by Jade Poleon
4d ago
It is a well-known fact that vegans are better than meat eaters. These are the top reasons why you need to change your eating habits If you are vegan, we applaud you, and if you are part of the meat-eating scum group, then we have a few things to lay out for you. We all know that veganism is the best lifestyle choice for many reasons, but it goes even further than that. If you are privy to the odd “juicy steak” or “breakfast roll after a night out”, then we are here to tell you that you should be ashamed of yourself and your disgusting meat-eating habits. With that in mind, let us give you th ..read more
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TikTok fans help Dublin dog who suffers from seizures
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by Conor Wickham
1w ago
A Dublin dog who suffers from seizures was helped greatly recently thanks to the efforts of many TikTok fans. Too often, we hear stories of the darker side of social media and its negative consequences, but it’s important also to know that it can make a positive difference. One such example of the positive power that social media can have can be seen with the experience that Suman Gurung and his dog Toby had recently when fans of Toby’s TikTok videos pitched in together and raised enough money for Toby to receive treatments for his seizures. Toby’s health issues – seizures caused by epilepsy ..read more
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Irish BREAKFAST SHOTS and how to make them
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by Katie Morris
1w ago
If you’ve never heard of an Irish breakfast shot, let us enlighten you with the best recipes and some tasty variations. Irish breakfast shots. Was it an invention by the Irish themselves or an American who had a bad hangover one day and thought the hair of the dog would make it all go away? We’re not entirely sure, but apparently, several Irish breakfast shot recipes are similar to that of the Marmalade Cocktail, a breakfast martini invented by one of the most famous bartenders in the world, Englishman Harry Craddock. This man is the brains behind the world-famous The Savoy Cocktail Book, whi ..read more
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The 10 most famous casinos in Ireland and the UK
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by Katie Morris
1w ago
Let’s take a look at some of the most famous casinos in Ireland and the UK. The popularity of casino gaming shows no signs of slowing down, and while gambling in Ireland and the UK are regulated by different gaming laws, they both allow land-based casinos to operate. This means there are lots of great casino experiences to enjoy on either side of the Irish Sea. But with so many venues to choose from, which are the most famous casinos that you need to visit? 10. The Hippodrome Casino, London, England – four floors of entertainment Credit: Flickr/ Can Pac Swire The Hippodrome Casino is situated ..read more
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KILKENNY CATS: the history of this iconic phrase
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by Grainne Kavanagh
2w ago
Do you know the backstory of this iconic Irish phrase? If you have seen Kilkenny play a hurling match, you will have heard them referred to as The Cats. You’ll often hear Kilkenny people shouting “Up the cats” at matches. But have you ever wondered what the origin of this phrase is? There are a few stories to help us consider the origin of this phrase, so brace yourselves for a historical journey into the lore of the medieval county Kilkenny. We’re here to highlight the history of the Kilkenny Cats. The Hessians − used cats for entertainment Credit: commonswikimedia.org One story of historica ..read more
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