Home Tags Ireland

Tag: Ireland

Residents socialize from their balconies during the coronavirus outbreak in Seville, Spain.

People around the world are playing bingo with neighbors from their balconies

As more places go into lockdown because of the coronavirus, neighborhoods are turning to balcony bingo to stay connected.
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts and Ireland are among the areas letting medical students graduate early so they can help fight the pandemic

Massachusetts and Ireland are allowing medical students to graduate early so there are more doctors on the frontlines of the pandemic.
An Italian soldier stands guard in front of the Turin Synagogue on March 18, 2020, during a nationwide lockdown over the coronavirus.

Western countries only seem capable of social distancing when their governments force them

As governments urge people to stay at home, pictures on social media still show crowded streets and parks in places like France, Britain, and the US.
Parade of one?

Families in Ireland threw their own socially distant parades to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day while everyone is locked down from the coronavirus

Irish broadcaster RTE challenged families to hold their own parades in their homes, backyards, and neighborhoods as safe and healthy celebrations.
A tourist bends over backward to kiss the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle near Cork, Ireland.

For 600 years, people have bent over a castle wall to kiss a mythical stone in Ireland. The coronavirus outbreak is putting a stop to the popular trad...

Due to coronavirus concerns, tourists will be unable to visit — and kiss — Ireland's legendary Blarney Stone for the first time in centuries.
A composite image of me waiting in a very quiet Stansted Airport, and the empty security area.

I flew from London to Dublin to be with my family during the coronavirus. Here’s what it was like to fly in Europe as it shuts down over the out...

"London's Stansted Airport was almost entirely deserted, and my flight was the emptiest one I'd ever been on."
You must visit a pub in Ireland.

21 spectacular pictures of Ireland

Known as "The Emerald Isle," the country lives up to its name. Here are 21 enchanting photos of Ireland's scenic landscapes and iconic landmarks.

15 Irish sayings that everyone in America should know

Some are historic, out-of-use proverbs, while others incorporate English slang. But they're all a great way to show Irish pride on St. Patrick's Day!

What a St. Patrick’s Day celebration really looks like in Ireland

St. Patrick's Day wasn't widely celebrated in Ireland until Irish-American immigrants made it popular in the 1700s.
St. Patrick's Day started as a religious holiday.

The history behind St. Patrick’s Day

The popular celebration as we know it today took shape in the 1700s, as parades began popping up in America.