Lent, which begins today with Ash Wednesday, has been of national significance in Ireland for hundreds of years.
While the likes of Al Capone made a fortune bootlegging, ordinary folks, including one Irish nun in South Dakota, also turned their hands to it.
New research shows that Irish Travellers could be as genetically far removed from settled Irish as the Spanish.
The scar under her arm or her infectious loving laugh. What I’ve learned about my ancestors from family tales.
The three sisters: Cissie, Molly and Julie Loughman of Co. Laois.
"He was very proud of being Irish...he really felt his Irish roots were at the core of his being."
Pence, who has kept in touch with his Irish roots, was deeply influenced by his maternal grandfather, who emigrated from County Mayo in 1923.
The Clarke family have already been in touch with the Guinness Book of World Records.
Tracing the records of your Irish ancestors just got a whole lot easier! Over 250,000 names have been added to an online database of Irish births, marriages and deaths.
We bet some of these famous people with Irish ancestry on our list will surprise you.
Hannity says he only got where he is today because of the driving ambition of his Irish immigrant family, who hail from Co. Down and Co. Cork. He plans to apply for Irish citizenship to honor his roots.
Harrowing tale of the wreck of a convict ship and rescue by Aborigines.
Discover whether your family name derives from a location, profession, relationship, or nickname using this newly published dictionary.
Over the past number of years, IrishCentral has witnessed history in the field of Irish genealogy.
On the anniversary of the closure of Ellis Island we revisit the tale of when Annie Moore’s family who remained in Ireland met with their US relatives.
Patrick and Roxanne Farrington, grew up together in Billings, Montana, but always knew they were adopted. They traveled to Ireland to learn more about their family histories.
Edward ‘Mick’ Mannock and Claude Nunney among the 80,000 Irishmen who found in WWI.
From spellings to origins, some top facts about Irish names.
His music, for 40 years, has pretty much bled red, white and blue rather than green, white and gold. Still, why are some people shocked to learn about Bruce Springsteen’s Irish and Catholic roots?
Journey with Dad’s ashes led to a profound awakening and a new life.
Guess the only state in the US where an Irish last name ranks in the top 3
Travel through the mysteries of the ancient Boyne Valley (PHOTOS)
The winning entry in IrishCentral’s My First Trip to Ireland contest!
Where does the term “the luck of the Irish” come from?
How to make pancakes like the Irish this Shrove Tuesday
The shamrock and the leprechaun – what symbols of Irishness really mean
World’s Most Beautiful Woman is Irish says top magazine (PHOTOS)
An American journalist reports from Ireland during the Famine (PHOTOS)
How Michael Collins helped save Winston Churchill’s career
Beautiful drone footage of Ireland will leave you enthralled
Is Ireland ready for a gay Taoiseach?
Trump confuses friend and foe after shock immigration turnabout
Martin O’Malley calls for boycott of Trump White House on St. Patrick’s Day