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Irish

Dubliner Conor O’Brien

As Ireland's Marriage Equality vote passes, Villagers sing loud and proud here

O' Brien tackles the difficulties that arise with being a gay man in Ireland, and having to deal with 'homophobes' and 'bigots.'

Dancing at Lughnasa: five sisters, five personalities, one house

Dancing for Lughnasa tells the story of five Irish sisters fending for themselves in their very Catholic Baile Beag ("Little Town").

St. Patrick's Day recipes and the best places to party

Nine great St. Patrick's Day recipes and the top five places to celebrate after Celtfest 2012.