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American novelist Mark Twain’s ancestor was the ‘witchfinder general’ during a famous Belfast witch trial.
A real life “Saving Private Ryan” tale, the six sons of an Irish-American family went to war and all returned home.
From Queen Maeve to Samantha Powers, who would you include on a list of great Irish Gaels?
Five archaeological finds that reflect the evolution of Irish music.
From 1831 through 1916, the national Boston Pilot newspaper printed some 45,000 "Missing Friends" adverts.
The symbols and signs of our forefathers, the ancient Celts.
Son of an Irish blacksmith is America's chief defender
Hennessy’s founder, Richard Hennessy, fled his ancestral home of Ballymacmoy House in 1724 as part of the famous Wild Geese or Flight of the Earls.
How to ward off the evil spirits the Irish believe came to visit them during the Halloween season.
"Kids would dress up in sloppy clothes and transform themselves into little Ragamuffins. They would knock on doors and shout “Anything for Thanksgiving!” The hope was that the kindly homeowner would offer up tasty treats."
How one genealogist used Facebook to reconnect those adopted with the nurse who never forgot her young wards.
Some ancient and some more recent traditions from Ireland that have stuck over the years.
McKenna McFadden was walking on the shore of Oney Island when she stumbled across a treasure from the 12th century.
About seventy years ago, German war chiefs were busy devising Unternehmen Grün or Operation Green, for Ireland,
152 years ago, Timothy O’Sullivan documented the Overland Campaign.
Dr. Phillip Thomas Tucker's new book on how the Irish saved the Union at the Battle of Gettysburg.
They raided the house so often, he dug a tunnel under the bath, about the size of a coffin, and would climb in there while the Black and Tans and auxiliaries combed the place.
Capital punishment was fully abolished in Ireland in 1990 but here are ten places public executions did take place.
Halloween was invented by the Irish, but when I first moved here, it wasn't that big a deal
52 top cities rated in terms of Irish population across the US.
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