Brexit & Ireland, an inside story of the Irish response

Tuesday, 03 September 2019
Need to understand how Ireland helped to shape the EU's response to Brexit? RTÉ's Europe correspondent Tony Connelly tells the dramatic story of the Irish response to this political and economic earthquake. Read More...

Stanhope Forbes, father of Cornwall's Newlyn School of painting

Friday, 16 August 2019
Dublin-born Stanhope Forbes spent time painting Brittany before founding the influential Newlyn School of painters in Cornwall in the late 19th century. Read More...

Lough Derg: the spirit of a holy place

Wednesday, 04 April 2012
A small island in a lake called Lough Derg is one of the most famous of Ireland's places of pilgrimage. About 35,000 pilgrims come to it each year intent on doing penance for their sins or seeking divine intervention in their lives. Read More...

Nantes-Brest Canal, Brittany's popular leisure waterway

Friday, 07 October 2011
The Nantes-Brest Canal is a 364 km long waterway connecting the city of Brest, on the west of Brittany, to the city of Nantes in the south east. Read More...

The shrine of the Cailleach at Glen Lyon

Wednesday, 07 September 2011
Each year, in one of the most remote areas of Scotland, a family of stones are brought out of the house in the spring and returned to the house for the winter. The tradition stretches back thousands of years and the site is believed to be the only surviving shrine to the Celtic goddess Cailleach. Read More...

Wales celebrates Six Nations Grand Slam win

TV figures showed almost half the population of Wales watched the national rugby team beat France to win the Six Nations Grand Slam.

TV figures showed almost half the population of Wales watched the national rugby team beat France to win the Six Nations Grand Slam.

A Grand Slam occurs when one team in the Six Nations Champioship manages to beat all the others during one year's competition.

Wales won their 11th Grand Slam after a 16-9 win over France in Cardiff on March 16th.

An estimated 250,000 people descended on Wales' capital city, Cardiff, with almost 75,000 fans packed in to the Millennium Stadium and 140,000 people watching the game in city's bars.

The whole country celebrated Wales' third Grand Slam victory in eight years and parties could be seen in the streets of Cardiff until the early hours.

The First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, formally re-presented the Six Nations trophy to Welsh captain Sam Warburton on the steps of the Senedd, the Welsh Parliament.

The Welsh First Minister said “We are now without doubt, the predominant rugby team in the northern hemisphere”.

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