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Spotlight On: Clisare

We thought we’d let you know about another one of favourites: Clisare (aka Clare Cullen). Clisare first hit the headlines when her video ‘Shite Irish Girls Say’ (see below) hit an incredible 1.5m views on YouTube! In it she broke down the traits, mannerisms and aphorisms of Irish women- there’s …

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WATCH: Americans Watch Father Ted

Father Ted is a Channel 4 commissioned sitcom that was produced by British independent production company Hat Trick Productions. Created by Irish writers Arthur Mathews & Graham Linehan and directed by Declan Lowney, the series starred a predominantly Irish cast and originally aired over three series from 21 April 1995 until 1 May 1998, including …

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WATCH – TERRY WOGAN & ROBIN WILLIAMS

Yesterday (Sept 27th) in London a special memorial service was held to celebrate the life of Limerick born Terry Wogan who for 3 or 4 decades emerged as the most popular broadcaster in the UK .  We never forget here that this trail blazing Irish broadcaster loved nothing else more than having a …

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Classic Irish Comedy

Soupy Norman has a cult following around these parts, and it’s easy to see why. Using a popular Polish soap opera, some of the finest voices in comedy have re-dubbed the audio to turn it into a brilliantly funny Irish drama. And for anyone who hasn’t seen the show, its writers …

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De Niro Comedy Ad

One of Ireland’s most well-known directors, Declan Lowney has just directed the legend that is Robert De Niro in a UK ad for Warburton’s bagels. The shoot took place in a secure studio in Wembley in London last December. See it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdMpVZ42RLk Declan trained as a producer/director with Irish …

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Great Sitcoms

Why is ‘Fawlty Towers’ so good? In April 2019 Fawlty Towers was voted (ahead of Father Ted and Alan Partridge) as Britain’s Best Ever Sitcom. See the final list below. Launched in 1975 and with only 12 episodes in 2 Seasons this classic BBC sitcom is having a surging lease …

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Irish women writing TV’s best comedies

From Channel 4’s Derry Girls & Catastrophe to RTE’s Nowhere Fast, female-led Irish comedies are coming thick and fast. Watching Irish comedy on television usually means watching something written and directed by a man. For all the deserved admiration bestowed on talent like Chris O’Dowd, Dylan Moran, Graham Norton, Tommy …

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The Difference Between Catholics and Protestants

In the latest episode of Derry Girls, Father Peter sets out on an ill-fated attempt to bond the Catholic and Protestant schools. While some protestants got very upset because they like Abba, Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee cleared things up in the tweet below. People were attempting to pause the …

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