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Just 18-years-old and already a household name, best known for her chart-topping album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, Billie Eilish is proud of her Irish roots and has said Ireland feels like home.
John F Kennedy was sworn in as President 58 years ago today, January 20, 1961.
On January 20, 1902, Kevin Barry was born in Dublin. His execution in 1920 is considered to be the "final straw" for Irish revolutionary leader Michael Collins.
On January 19, 1787, Mary Aikenhead, founder of the Irish Sisters of Charity and St. Vincent’s Hospital Dublin, was born in Cork.
John McCarthy was the son of a penniless Irish immigrant from Kerry and maybe the most important Irish American you never heard of.
Collins recognized that the war would not be won militarily. The IRA would play an important role, but it would not be decisive.
For five decades Leeds Irish Centre, in England, has been the first port of call for countless emigrant Irish people who have sought work and prosperity after leaving their homeland.
The quest for my father’s adoption records led me in search of the Menlo graveyard, County Galway, of a woman I had never known.
No trip to Dublin is complete without visiting Glasnevin Cemetery, one of the most beautiful and historically significant sites in all of Ireland.
Unlikely as it may sound, two spots in Tehran, Iran pay homage to Bobby Sands, the IRA activist who died while hunger striking in the Maze Prison.
More than 15.5 million Irish birth, death, and marriage certificates are now available online for free.
Ireland's first head of government William T. Cosgrave visited the US and Canada in January 1928 to speak about Ireland's achievements.
Irish baby names are expected to lose their popularity in the coming decade as names dating back to the 1920s are predicted to make a comeback.
Not surprisingly they mostly revolve around hell, beer and marriage but they are deadly nonetheless.
To celebrate "Feast of the Fabulous Wild Men" day, IrishCentral explores the fascination American women have with Irish men.
Cindy the elephant made a big impression on one Roscommon town when the circus came to visit in 1958
Today, Jan 9, marks the anniversary of the final evacuation from the Gallipoli campaign where it's estimated that between 3,500 and 4,000 Irish soldiers died.
If your New Year's resolution to finally dig into your Irish roots, check out these helpful tips to help get the ball rolling!
One hundred years ago this month the Black and Tans began recruiting.
Traditionally in Ireland, every January 6, the women of Ireland are celebrated throughout the country on Nollaig na mBan.
Are you eligible for Irish dual citizenship? Here's a guide on various ways to get the coveted Irish passport.
Ernest Shackleton died on this day, Jan 5, 1922, aged just 47. The County Kildare man died having become one of Ireland's best-known explorers of the Polar Regions.
Paddy the Pigeon was the fastest bird to deliver the news that the Allied forces had landed.
While we could name 1,000 things to do before you die in Ireland (we could name a 1,000 just in Northern Ireland alone), here are the top ten things to do in the Emerald Isle before you pass.
Remembering the "Angel of the Cassiar", a Cork woman who saved 77 gold miners during the Klondike Gold Rush, in the Yukon, on the day of her anniversary, Jan 4, 1925.
The execution of Kevin Barry, the last straw for Michael Collins
On This Day: Ronald Reagan is sworn in as President in 1981
Irish ghetto kid Willie Sutton became America’s most famous bank robber
59 years ago today John F Kennedy was inaugurated as President of the USA
How Martin Luther King inspired a Northern Ireland uprising
Nearly blind Irish man fundraising for cross-Atlantic rowing challenge
Ireland has a "sexist" economy with high number of billionaires, says Oxfam
Calling all ex-pats - what you need to know about Irish finance
New James Bond them singer, Billie Eilish’s Irish roots
What's the best GAA club anywhere in the world? IrishCentral wants to find out