Frances joined IrishCentral in early 2015 shortly after arriving in New York from County Kildare. Working first as assistant editor, she became the editor of IrishCentral in August 2018.
A graduate of Dublin City University and Trinity College Dublin, she had worked in Irish-language media and research before moving to the US and was awarded two national student media awards for Irish-language journalism while studying in DCU and Trinity. She also teaches Irish with the Irish Arts Center and previously taught with Fordham University.
Christmas in Ireland has its own quirks and traditions from the fact that you go to midnight mass at 8 pm to going for a freezing St. Stephen’s Day swim in the sea.
You can never be too much of an adult for an advent calendar and so we’re bringing you our own very special IrishCentral version of the very best thing about the lead-up to Christmas.
It's time for December 4's Christmas Advent Calendar surprise!
Mary Harris Jones, better known as Mother Jones, was born in Co Cork but went on to become one of the foremost labor activists in the US.
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Caroline Kennedy and her three children spoke about President Kennedy's enduring legacy in a video produced to mark what would have been JFK's 100th birthday.
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Celebrate the day dedicated solely to the most unique (and Irish) of hair colors.
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