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Dec31

We’re hiring!

liveIreland is looking for news readers and bloggers for 2016. Applicants should have a minimum diploma in media studies and or equivalent in broadcast media studies. Positions are part time and are subject to initial review contract time. A keen interest in Irish Tourism and related topics an advantage. Please send CV and cover note to Niamh and email to: eire <at> liveireland.com...

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Temple Bar Trad Fest is back!
Dec30

Temple Bar Trad Fest is back!

TRADFEST TEMPLE BAR 2016 A celebration of Trad & Folk from 27th-31st Jan 2016 TradFest Temple Bar began in 2005 as a small traditional music festival. Over the past 10 years it has grown to be something very special – a festival showcasing the cream of both Irish and international trad and folk artists while also providing a springboard for the next generation of Irish musicianship going from strength to strength. Organised by the...

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Scientists Sequence First Ancient Irish Human Genomes
Dec30

Scientists Sequence First Ancient Irish Human Genomes

A team of geneticists from Trinity College Dublin and archaeologists from Queen’s University Belfast has sequenced the first genomes from ancient Irish humans, and the information buried within is already answering pivotal questions about the origins of Ireland’s people and their culture. The team sequenced the genome of an early farmer woman, who lived near Belfast some 5,200 years ago, and those of three men from a later period,...

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Floods in Ireland? Let’s water ski!
Dec30

Floods in Ireland? Let’s water ski!

Oisin Harding and his mates decided to make the best of a bad situation and rig up a ski rope to the land rover and do some road water skiing. Might even catch on next to bog snorkelling? Been real irish about things ?? Posted by Oisin Harding on Monday, December 28,...

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Podcast: Myth in the Music Inbhear Scéine
Dec27

Podcast: Myth in the Music Inbhear Scéine

Siofra Kilroy interviews local Irish composer Joe Thoma of Kenmare, County Kerry on the South West coast of Ireland. Thoma has created a musical innovation in the form of ‘Inbhear Sceine’ about the Milesian invasion of Ireland and the subsequent wars with the Tuatha De Danaan around 2000 BC. Podcast: Myth in the Music Inbhear...

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Discovering The Gloaming
Dec26

Discovering The Gloaming

Even before The Gloaming released their debut album in 2014, the Irish Times hailed them as “one of the great forces in Irish music.” The group has quickly become one of the world’s most renown live acts, performing to packed houses at the Barbican in London, Sydney Opera House in Australia, Mexico City’s Teatro de al Ciudad, New York’s Lincoln Center, and WOMAD festivals worldwide, as well as selling out...

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Trad Star Wars with Connla
Dec26

Trad Star Wars with Connla

The hottest trad group in Ireland right now is Connla, and now they have gone to the cosmos with the hottest film of the year! This video is viral right now in Ireland. The group did it at home for a bit of fun, sent it to some friends–and BAM!! Viral! May the force be with...

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Bono, The Script and Hansard on Grafton Street tonight.
Dec24

Bono, The Script and Hansard on Grafton Street tonight.

Bono busking on Grafton Street via The Scripts periscope! Now it’s Christmas!! via Sunny Bono  ...

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Merry Christmas from Chicago’s Jimmy Keane and Dennis Cahill!
Dec24

Merry Christmas from Chicago’s Jimmy Keane and Dennis Cahill!

Accordionist Jimmy Keane is our Male Musician of the Decade here on LI, and his pal, Dennis Cahill is one half of the iconic Hayes/Cahill duette, and a member of of the popular, Gloaming. Well, here they are sending you a special Christmas musical moment, including “The Horse Keanes, a hornpipe Jimmy wrote some time ago in honor of his late Dad. This is the real Irish music. Nothing fancy here or any big video number. Just two...

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Bringing people home for Christmas since 1936.
Dec23

Bringing people home for Christmas since 1936.

Aer Lingus have been bringing people home for Christmas since 1936. This year, they wanted to make Christmas extra special for families across the world, who couldn’t make it home to see their loved ones. Taking to social media, they quietly sought out five families for a very festive homecoming. From Chicago, they brought Nigel and his family home, so that his mother didn’t have to spend Christmas on her own. Niamh came home for the...

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