Emerald Extractsby IrishCentral Columnists
- Fan photos show Fungi the dolphin in Dingle has a new companion
- Hurling like you’ve never seen, Colm Ó Méalóid freestyles (VIDEO)
- New York woman spends $25,000 flying horses to Donegal for retirement
- Boston bomb survivor Jane Richard sings national anthem at Fenway Park
- Bill Clinton snapped with Bono’s shades and Rory McIlroy in Dublin
Colm O Méalóid traveled to eight countries in ten months but just couldn’t leave his hurley and sliothar at home. This Meath man has some amazing GAA skills and in fact after this video went viral he was picked up to perform at this year’s All-Ireland final at Croke Park, and who could blame them.
New Yorker Cynthia Wong flew her two horses over to Ireland so they could retire in Co Donegal. Transporting the horses cost $25,000.
She told the Belfast Telegraph about the decision, “After much thought, I made the decision to take my horses to a place that is peaceful and an area that has soft ground for their feet.” She added, “My trainer and his wife recommended Donegal and it wasn’t an easy decision because it meant that I couldn’t see them every weekend.”
One of the Boston Marathon Bombings youngest victims performed the national anthem at the Boston Red Sox baseball game along with the children’s choir of St. Ann’s Catholic Church on Sunday.
A vulgar button on sale at the Republican Convention in Anaheim, CA, likened the Democrat Hillary Clinton to a hen with "2 fat thighs, 2 small breasts… left wing".
The Geography Division, at Trinity College tweeted this amazing image to promoted Space Week, an international celebration of science and technology, in Dublin.
They tweeted “If Ireland were on #Mars it would be in the Northern Lowland Plains”. The image shows Ireland as a tiny dot on the face of the red planet.
First broadcast in August 1989, “Guests of Another Nation” aimed at painting a positive picture of the Irish who moved to London in the last “brain drain”. As the filmmaker, John Flemming admits “Arguably far more accurately, it paints the Irish migrant in London more as a lost and lonely outsider driven by something other than economics.”
From living in crowded squats, looking for help at the Irish Center, to being a tourist in a cosmopolitan city Flemming describes the movie as a “time capsule in whose favour Ireland has once more unfortunately turned.”
Wicklow-native, singer songwriter Hozier has been blown away for the massive support for the video for “Take Me to Church” which garnered over 80,000 views on YouTube in 24 hours.
The music video he made with Feel Good Lost now has over 140,000 and has been chosen among the staff picks on Vimeo.
Beware a “Devil Cat” is terrorizing Dublin. Check the video below and hear the cat that actually speaking mimicking the terrorized home owners who discovered the cat in their kitchen squeaking “Go Away!”
The best line by far from the clips is “He’ll jump on you Caroline”.
From mapping every last corner of Ireland with Google Street view to recommend the best pubs and pulling up some epic "sheep in Cork" shorts on Google Images this little video says it all.
Here's the video:
There you have it! Don’t believe everything that you see!
A top Irish chef was under fire this week after he posted a fake photo of himself holding the "severed" head of a well known food critic, who gave his restaurant a negative review.
Oliver Dunne, who runs Cleaver East in Dublin, posted the photo on Twitter where he appears to be grabbing Lucinda O'Sullivan's decapitated head.
Mike Tyson, one of the most successful and feared heavyweight boxers in the world, appeared on Conan O'Brien's late night show on Wednesday to discuss his new show and being 20 days sober.
The boxing champ spoke honestly about his sobriety and then as O'Brien tried to wrap up the interview Tyson interjected with some quite random tandems including how he'd visited "Sligo, Ireland" and how they "hate Oliver Cromwell there". O'Brien politely engaged and then quickly wrapped up the interview.
Megan Fox, of "Transformers" fame, has been named as the new celebrity face of Avon's his-and-her Instinct fragrances.
Fifty-ounce cups sold at the Indiana University stadium, with room for over 80,000, were distributed with a major typo last Saturday. The cup celebrating the "Figthing Irish" Notre Dame players will replaced during the next home game on September 21.
Unfortunately the $8 Notre Dame cup has become a social media joke already.
The Irish folk star Finbar Furey has topped this week’s Irish singles chart with his song “The Last Great Love Song”.
This video, curated by the Dingle News journalist Marian O’Flaherty and Kerry artist Ciara McKenna, shows “A Day in the Life of Ireland.”
Named “#adayinthelife @Ireland” on YouTube, the video captures the 24 hours from June 4 to 5 2013 in Ireland via smartphones, camera or whatever the public had to hand.
“I am hurling” hear me roar! There’s no doubt that there’s a GAA star in the making in seven-year-old Cahal Coleman, from Portaferry, in County Down.
A video of Cahal displaying his amazing freestyle hurling moves was posted by Brendan Coleman on YouTube with the hastags and description “#OfficialGAA #IamHurling #GAA Freestyle Hurling”. The clip was young Cahal’s entry to the GAA freestyle hurling competition #IAMHURLING and it’s already going viral in Ireland.
A photo taken over fifty years ago of a young Bill Clinton shaking hands with President John F. Kennedy in the Rose Garden of the White House, got a fresh update.
The image was taken by Arnie Sachs when 16-year-old Bill Clinton shook hands with President John F. Kennedy in the Rose Garden of the White House on July 24, 1963. The Arkansas teenager was attending the American Legion Boys Nation program.
Shortlisted for the Man Booker prize this year for his novel “Transatlantic”, Colum McCann made an appearance on Stephen Colbert’s “The Colbert Report” earlier this week.
Of course what do top Irish literary figures and an Irish American comedian talk about when they get together.... “Fifty Shades of Grey” and James Joyce. Not the most likely combination but nonetheless. Colbert admitted that he has James Joyce's "Ulysses" but not E.L. James "Fifty Shades of Grey".
An Irish musician, and father-of-three, has released a new single, “Woe!”, about the reality of living through Ireland’s recession.
After the crash Billy Treacy (42) witnessed employment dry up as bills continued to arrive at the door. He said he could feel his self-esteem slip away every day. The “white van man” was overcome with emotion and channelled his angst into his new single “Woe!”
Thirty-three leprechauns and pots of gold, ranging from $50 to $1,500 brought hundreds out in support of the 19th Annual Family Fun Day and Leprechaun Hunt, in LaPorte, Indiana.
The leprechauns were hidden over 185 acres and crowds of people, young and old, ventured out in hunt of the little mythical green men.
A video of a man allegedly wiping his face with a €50 ($66) note at Ireland’s famous Galway races has gone viral.
The 15-second clip has gained more than 322,000 views on YouTube, since it was uploaded on August 1.
Visitors to Dublin Airport were treated and surprised with an incredible 'flashmob' from the cast of 'Take The Floor 2013'.
An international cast of over 60 of the world's leading Irish dancers, representing 11 different countries, stunned patrons with their substantial addition to the viral "flashmob" craze.
Over two decades ago, Hillary Clinton delivered the commencement address to Wellesley College's graduating class, during her husband’s 1992 presidential election campaign.
A member of the Wellesley College class of 1969, during her 1992 speech, Clinton lay out the "rules" for women struggling to balance family and work, many of which still resonate today.
“Late Night’ host Jimmy Fallon is the latest star to record a remix of the summer hit "Blurred Lines”.
The original music video sparked controversy this summer as it features an array of naked female models in suggestive poses.
The Irish Hollywood hero Liam Neeson has joined a host of stars, including Bono, Angelina Jolie and Matt Damon, in lending his support for UNICEF’s End Violence Against Children campaign.
Neeson’s moving public service announcement (PSA) (see video below) is part of the multi-year awareness effort which aims to wipe out bullying and abuse of children.
Stephen Parker edited the footage together after he and his wife Shannon captured it using a Panasonic GH3, 2 GoPros and an iPhone while they toured Ireland in a rental car.
Dublin-born Irish designer Orla Kiely is working with retailer Target to release trendy new cases for your Apple products. Aiming for being both stylish and affordable, the designer is set to release cases for the iPhone 4 and 5, a wallet for the iPhone 5, and cases for both the iPad and iPad mini.
An Irish couple have completed a 15,000 mile sailing expedition from New Zealand to their home county of Mayo.
The Mayo News reports that Myles Henaghan and his wife Eithne Sweeney arrived at Old Head near Louisburgh pier shortly after 8pm last Sunday, ten months after they set sail from Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand.
A Cork man has given a unique twist to one of the biggest hits of the summer.
Cork music artist Brian Deady has given the domestic treatment to Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’.
Broadsheet this week in the shape of an Irish Times clipping from July 12, 1947. The clipping’s headline reads:
“Flying Saucer Seen in County Kerry”
Now an international hobby, UFOs and flying saucers are spotted on a daily basis around the globe and the existence of aliens is debated across the Internet but what is curious about this report is that it was published three days after the Roswell UFO Incident.
“I can tell you that it will bring bad luck ....because it is a fairy horse,” says leprechaun whisperer.
A cast-iron pony was stolen from outside a cave at Folklore Park, in Carlingford, County Louth. The thieves who stole the fairy horse from leprechaun whisperer, Kevin Woods, are now being hunted down.
A sad sign of the times, this back page was spotted for sale outside one of North Dublin City Center's most popular camping stores. The sign attached reads "idea for traveling or emigrating".
As of the end of 2012 emigration from Ireland was at levels not seen since the Famine. The Irish Independent reported that 87,000 people left the country in the year to April 2012. The paper said more than 200 people a day emigrated.
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has began legal proceedings against the Australian supermarket chain Coles after discovering that the bread they claim was baked in store came from Ireland.
The bread was partially baked and then frozen in Ireland and shipped to Coles stores where it was “finished.” The ACC started legal proceedings in the Federal Court for “false, misleading, and deceptive conduct.” The ACCC said in a statement that the legal actions covers the Coles Bakery and Cuisine Royale branded bread products, which is based in Co Offaly, Ireland.
We’ve seen Irish Dance take the world by storm with groundbreaking shows such as Riverdance and Lord of the Dance but Irish Dance is set to reintroduce itself to the world in a brand new style - computer games.
Dancer, Chris Naish, who is well known as an alumni of Riverdance and Lord of the Dance and has helped create dance group the Sneaky Steppers and Fusion Fighters, is behind this creative idea and has teamed up with a producer and special effects team who are keen to help get it off the ground.
Turns out the bit of sun that Ireland has been basking in lately has truly made some people a little nutty.
This video, posted on The Journal, shows some revelers perilously jumping from a Dublin restaurant rooftop into the Liffey River - which was some distance away.
In June 1963, Irish American US President John F. Kennedy made a historic four-day visit to Ireland. As part of his trip, JFK visited his ancestral hometown of Dunganstown in Co Wexford, as well as Dublin.
The Journal now reveals the two stamps that have been issued in Ireland to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the late President’s visit.
Ryan Dolan performed “Only Love Survives” for 2013’s Eurovision Song Contest which was hosted in Malmo, Sweden on May 18.
An average of 799,700 people watched the show with viewing figures spiking to 1,079,700 while Dolan was performing. RTÉ were ‘thrilled’ with the viewing figures, as more people watched the entire show in 2013 than last year for Jedward’s entry.
A new documentary ‘The Crest’ is set to begin filming in Ireland this month. The film will see two Irish-American cousins, who have never met but have led remarkably similar lives on opposite coasts of the US, unite in Ireland.
Andrew Jacob of Boston, Mass and Dennis Kane of California are both great-great-grandsons of the King of the Blasket Islands in Ireland. Though having never met, the two men share similar lifestyles which focus heavily on the sport of surfing.
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