Irish Craic and Humour

The Irish are famous all over the world for their humour and love of ‘the craic’.

Throughout a turbulent history, a sense of humour has been an enduring and important characteristic of the Irish population.

In more recent times, comedians such as Dara Ó Briain, Ed Byrne, Frank Carson and countless more have found huge success at home and abroad, many continuing and updating another grand Irish tradition – storytelling.

Movies and TV series such as Father Ted and In Bruges have a timeless appeal, quick witted hosts such as Graham Norton and Terry Wogan have entertained millions of people for decades.

Perhaps best of all is the crazy and lough-out-loud antics of ordinary members of the Irish public. The dawn of YouTube and social media has seen countless hilarious videos come out of Ireland and go viral across the world.

Whether people are enjoying the craic, putting the world to rights, winding each other up or just being generally off-kilter, people all over the world just haven’t been able to get enough of the brilliant videos that are uploaded from Ireland everyday.

At Irish Craic and Humour we are proud to collate many of the greatest examples of this wonderful Irish trait. Take a look around the site to see videos and jokes from some of Ireland’s famous and non-famous funniest people.

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