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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.
"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."
The Irish playwright may be among 59,000 men to have their convictions for gross indecency pardoned.
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.
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.
“Flying with Father Browne” - 100 previously unseen photographs of Irish Aviation from the early 20th century.
From an upper-class life on Merrion Square to the mental asylum and what if she had succeeded?
The mystery of the sea serpent of County Clare has never been solved.
The heavily-jeweled star and badge of the Order of St Patrick went missing from Dublin Castle in 1907. The crime has never been solved.
The 3,000-year-old remains of a baby was found during an archaeological excavation at a site in Meath that is believed to be the birthplace of Halloween.
Truth and jealousy in Ireland’s three most famous witchcraft trials - Dame Alice Kyteler, Florence Newton, and Biddy Early
From specters to strange appearances, here are ten of some of Ireland's spookiest encounters with ghosts.
Three of Ireland’s greats celebrate their birthdays on October 16.
Sent to Australia for stealing shoes, Alexander Pearce would later be hanged as a murderer and cannibal.
Jewelry, ancient sites, even people are some recent archaeological discoveries in and around Ireland.
“Wonderful places - full of hopes and dreams, full of music and song, full of youth and vitality, noise and energy.”
Forget about the pipes doing the calling to Danny Boy. This time the pipe is being called for.
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