RTÉ – IRELAND’S NATIONAL PUBLIC SERVICE MEDIA published this video item, entitled “RTÉ I Creative Ireland: Modern Day Mummers” – below is their description.
RTÉ I Creative Ireland: the tradition of mumming (calling to peoples’ houses over the 12 days of Christmas to entertain and bring luck) was recently revived by the Modern Day Mummers. This film, produced by RTÉ and commissioned by Creative Ireland and RTÉ Supporting the Arts, tells the story of the Modern Day Mummers and shows the impact of their performances as they call to elderly people in the community during Covid-19.
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Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic. It is separated from Great Britain to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George’s Channel.
Geopolitically, Ireland is divided between the Republic of Ireland (officially named Ireland), which covers five-sixths of the island, and Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. As of 2016, 4.8 million people live in the Republic of Ireland, and 1.8 million live in Northern Ireland.
The Irish climate is influenced by the Atlantic Ocean and thus very moderate, and winters are milder than expected for such a northerly area, although summers are cooler than those in continental Europe. Rainfall and cloud cover are abundant.
A strong Irish culture exists, as expressed through Gaelic games, Irish music and the Irish language. The island’s culture shares many features with that of Great Britain, including the English language, and sports such as association football, rugby, horse racing, and golf.