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The Easter Rising

Holidays. Sometimes you eat chocolate eggs, sometimes proclaim independence. In 1916 Great Britain was “the empire on which the sun never sets” and had one of the biggest territories in history*. Then Ireland started what India had ended. Not only…

10 surprising facts about Ireland

10 Surprising Facts about Ireland

Ireland has its way of surprising the world with its old and new discoveries. The country’s exceptional food and drinks have already won our hearts, as Ireland’s welcoming hospitality continues to attract tourists. Still, Ireland always finds new ways of…

LGBTQ+ rights in Ireland

History of LGBTQ+ rights in Ireland

June is Pride Month in many countries around the world. It started in the US to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Riots, but has since grown to signify much more to the LGBTQ+ community. In Dublin, the first pride parade was…

Irish language is back in vogue

Irish language is back in vogue

It was once the dominant and only language of Ireland. Even today, Irish is taught in schools. After that, it is hardly used anymore, but there is a turnaround.  “It was once the predominant and only language in Ireland,” says…

The Forgotten Rebels

It is right and just to commemorate the women who fought alongside their male comrades during Ireland’s struggle for independence. Since 2016, the centenary year of the 1916 Rising, there have been numerous forms of celebration including theatre productions, novels,…

The A to Z of Life in Ireland

The A to Z of Life in Ireland

Life in Ireland is complex. We are a unique people, with unique traditions, characteristics, culture and foibles. In this list, I explore the critical aspects of life in Ireland that everyone should know, whether they’re just thinking about moving here…

Irish Flag

Irish Flag

The Irish flag, or in Irish, the ‘Bratach na hÉireann’ is composed of an equal vertical tricolor combination of green near the hoist followed by white and orange. Though, it wasn’t too long ago when the Irish flag officially became…