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TAPPING UP A STORM

22-year old David Geaney from Ireland swapped working in his family pub for tap dancing for the Judges at Britain’s Got Talent last summer. Bringing with him some impressive holograms - Geaney is joined by himself on stage!


THE PATTER OF TINY HOOVES

At the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East, in pocket of lush green landscapes you’ll find something very special happens at the Irish National Stud from February until June. You know those graceful racehorses whose thundering hooves have pound across these plains for centuries. This is where life begins for many, in February at the Irish National Stud.


GREEN SPOT
Mark Gillespie shares his tasting notes for Green Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey.

I bought a bottle of Green Spot at Dublin Duty Free and fell in love. Relatively unknown, for years, whiskey lovers spoke of a mysterious Irish Whiskey that could generally be found only in Ireland. Green Spot is a single pot still Irish Whiskey that was created by Mitchell & Son, the legendary Dublin wine and whiskey merchant.


RUGBY FANS
Ireland v Scotland 2018 NatWest 6 Nations Highlights

Watch highlights of Ireland's 28-8 bonus point win over Scotland in the NatWest 6 Nations which, combined with England's defeat in Paris, confirmed Joe Schmidt's men as the 2018 champions.


THE WORLD IS IRISH

From St Patrick's home in County Down, to the streets of Dublin, it's time to celebrate St Patrick's Day. And the world is going green! Over 250 iconic landmarks and sites around the world will be illuminated green over the coming days – as part of Tourism Ireland’s 2018 Global Greening initiative to celebrate the island of Ireland and St Patrick.

 


THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY

The Wild Atlantic Way, on the west coast of the Republic of Ireland, is like stepping into another world. Both rugged and bucolic, the Wild Atlantic Way boasts rocky coastlines, green hillsides, land and sea adventures, and enough local characters to make you want to keep coming back.


WHEN IRISH EYES ARE SMILING

As part of the popular Irish music group, Celtic Thunder, and as a solo performer, Emmet Cahill has toured the United States, Canada and Australia. Last year he was named ‘Irish tenor of the Year’ by the Irish American Music association in 2013. Emmet is also due to make his debut to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City in 2018.


THE LEGACY OF ST. PATRICK

The story of St Patrick has fascinated the world for centuries. Almost 1,600 years after he first came to the island of Ireland, you can still witness his legacy today. Tourism Ireland’s latest colourful video celebrates the legacy of Ireland’s famous patron saint, as the whole island thrums with energy and excitement for St Patrick’s Day. Happy St Patrick’s Day!

 


A LITTLE LOUDER
You want the tower to hear you too

You arrive late and miss your flight. What do you do, well, what any responsible adult does – you scream. Then you throw yourself on the floor and scream again.

 


WEIRD STUFF
Only on an airplane

Just because you are locked in a metal cigar flying high in the sky doesn't mean that people will behave. In fact, if some straight up dude or dudette is going to step out of character this is often the venue they choose.

 


FORESHORTENED
A state of abbreviation

David Tait's column yesterday referenced this performance - so here's Gary Gulman to explain how the 50 states got their abbreviations.

 


GETTING INTO THE SPIRIT

A Spirit flight attendant gets passengers into the spirit - and holds their attention - during his upbeat safety presentation, delivered with perfect comedy timing. He touches all the bases and keeps them listening and laughing.

 


TIME FOR A BREW

Step inside one of Florida's fastest growing craft breweries, 3 Daughter's Brewing in St. Pete, and watch the process from start to finish.

 


GOOD THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES

Valletta is the capital of the Mediterranean island country of Malta. And this year it is also one of Europe's two Capitals of Culture. The Maltese city kicked off the festivities with acrobatics and fireworks. More than 400 events will be taking place in Valletta and around Malta this year. EU's smallest capital is determined to make a big splash in 2018.

 


TOP 10 UNDERAPPRECIATED WONDERS OF THE WORLD

It doesn't have to be an official 'Wonder of the World' to leave you lost for words. This list looks at those places on our planet that perhaps don't receive the coverage that they deserve.


I AM A ROCK
I am an island

Floating off the coast of Vancouver Island, a 45-minute boat ride to the nearest town, is a sustainable island fortress complete with a dance floor, art gallery and garden.

 


QUITE THE SET

Our planet is littered with the remains of our past and present culture. Movies are the coliseums of our day and have left behind equally magnificent and haunting ruins. It's not every day you get to visit an alien world or first century Rome. So here are a few movie sets you may or may not recognise:

 


LOOK TO THE HORIZON
Queen Latifah named Godmother

Queen Latifah - Grammy award-winning musical artist, acclaimed television and film actress, label president, author and entrepreneur - has been named the godmother to Carnival Cruise Line's newest ship, Carnival Horizon.

 


THE VIEW FROM THE TRAIN

Quite a number of our readers seem to love trains and anything to do with railways. So here's something for you - a live Rail Driver's view from a train. Last night it was a snowy mountain ride and admittedly it was fascinating - for a few minutes.

 


RHINO SAFARI
Kaziranga National Park in India

Kaziranga National Park in Assam is the best place on the planet to see the population of over 2,000 Indian rhinos. In 1905, there were only 15 Indian rhinos left in the area but thanks to Mary Curzon, the area was protected for conservation and the rhinos were able to make an amazing comeback.

 


A DOGS LIFE

Private chef-prepared meals, spa treatments and chauffeur-driven rides are just a few of the services provided to clients of New York's most exclusive hotel - for dogs. D Pet Hotels, in New York's affluent Chelsea neighbourhood, caters for the pets of the rich and famous, and its rooms and services are fit for the world's most pampered pups.

 


ANNOYING PASSENGERS
The seatmate you really do not want beside you

Expedia conducted a poll asking fliers to name the most annoying types of airplane passengers. Jimmy Kimmel was going to just read the list, but he thought it would be more interesting if the great Sir Patrick Stewart acted it out.


OCEANS AWAY

Comedian and daily Show regular Michael Kosta, in conversation with "The Death and Life of the Great Lakes" author Dan Egan to learn how the environmental decline of the Great Lakes threatens the world's ecosystem. It's not your average interview.


JUST A TINY BIT JEALOUS

Richard Branson sits down with CNN's Christine Romans after Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy SpaceX launch last week. Branson expects Virgin Galactic to be in space with people on board within the next few months.


LOVE THAT TOKYO HOTEL

More than 30,000 love hotels operate in Japan, with hundreds in Tokyo alone. It's a multibillion-dollar business - and while the clientele is still mostly local, tourists are discovering - and loving it too. The hotels offer a variety of options - something to suit every taste.

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