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.
The best places in the US to find a piece of Ireland, a good pint of Guinness, and some tasty food.
There are certain names that will automatically boost the attractiveness of those lucky enough to have them as their own.
Over $110,000 was awarded to the Representative Church Body Library to support the digitization of the Church of Ireland parish registers in Ireland.
Maine man Kevin Battle traces his mother using an AncestryDNA test. Battle had been lied to by Irish Catholic Nuns about his past.
"This is Irish dance like you've never seen it before."
On September 11, 1649, the County Louth town of Drogheda was the scene of one of the worst massacres to take place on Irish soil, blackening the name of Oliver Cromwell in Ireland forever.
IrishCentral highlights groups and individuals doing extraordinary work in Ireland and Irish America, ending stigma and offering crucial help and resources.
O'Hara's Pub, badly damaged during 9/11, is a testament to the resiliency of New York City and its people.
The Viking invasions of Ireland have had a lasting impact on the genetic makeup of Irish people.
On this day, August 31, John Ford who directed the iconic The Quiet Man passed away. Today, we recall a tender moment between John Ford and Maureen O'Hara, an Irish-themed Valentine's Day card.