A selection of some of the oddities, quirky tales, curious stories, wonderful individuals and bizarre events from Irish life.

Take a look at some of the more unusual aspects of life in Ireland recorded by RTÉ over the years in our Weird and Wonderful collection.  

What do opera singing dogs, weather forecasting goats, the seventh son of a seventh son, a fairy tree, a hunt for monsters in the lakes of Connemara, a UFO in Mullinahone, travelling by steamroller from Longford to Dublin, a pub crawl involving a stretcher race and magician priest who balances his niece on a sword all have in common? They are among the more unusual stories held in our collection at RTÉ Archives.

As the largest audiovisual collection in the country RTÉ Archives holds a unique record of Irish life and we hope that these slices of offbeat, madcap, outlandish and gloriously strange looks at Ireland and its people will bring a smile to your face.