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Why did the Names Paddy and Biddy Die Out Abroad?

Irish people fleeing Ireland often changed their own names and dropped traditional Irish names for their kids. But why? A joint Durham and Northumbria University study suggests that a fear

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WANT A PIECE OF THE MOTHERLAND? YOU CAN NOW BUY ONE SQUARE FOOT OF IRISH LAND

Buy a piece of Ireland for 50 bucks. Bargain. It’s legal, lawyers are involved, and it’s totally legit. The Irish diaspora is estimated to be over 100 million people, and

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Homesick? Then Visit Ireland via Virtual Reality

Virtual reality is really going places. While we aren’t at holodeck level just yet, things are getting damn exciting. By Nicole Buckler Do you have a Virtual Reality (VR) headset?

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WALT DISNEY WAS FROM KILKENNY!

Evidence has been discovered showing the Disney family’s links to Kilkenny, with land records showing the rental of 33 acres by the family. An Irish genealogy website has confirmed Walt

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DRACULA WAS TRANSYLVANIAN, RIGHT? WRONG! HE WAS IRISH

Historian Fiona Fitzsimons has been tracing the roots of Bram Stoker, the creator of Dracula. And it seems it was a cultured but brutal figure in Bram Stocker’s past that