What is Irish Dancing and How did it take the world by storm?
Irish Dancing originated in Ireland and encompasses group and solo dancing. Irish Dancing can be done for social The theatrical show, Riverdance, really made Irish Dancing famous worldwide. It originated as an interval performance act during the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, featuring Irish dancing champions Jean Butler, Michael Flatley and the vocal ensemble Anúna. Riverdance made it’s debut on stage in the Irish capital, Dublin on February 9, 1995, in the presence of Ireland’s president, Mary Robinson.

Riverdance at the Eurovision Song Contest 30 April 1994, Dublin

History of Irish Dancing

Irish dancing originated with the Celts and druids and…

The Story of Molly Malone

( Selling fish during the day, prostitute by night )

In Dublin’s fair city,

Where the girls are so pretty,

I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone,

As she wheeled her wheel-barrow,

Through streets broad and narrow,

Crying, “Cockles and mussels, alive, alive, oh!”

These must be some of the best known lyrics, heard in every Irish bar but who was Molly Malone and what is her story?

Widely recognized as Dublin’s unofficial anthem is the famous song in which Molly Malone in the beautiful heroine,

Molly Malone was Immortalised in bronze during the 1988 Dublin Millennium celebrations…


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