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Although he lived only 44 years, Thomas Francis Meagher played a pivotal part in Irish and US history.
The Irish got their nation, but they also got a Civil War.
The first casualty of the American Civil War was an Irishman, Private Daniel Hough from Tipperary. He was 36-years old.
A guide to the pronunciation, meaning, and alternatives to the most popular Irish girl names.
These Irish storytellers were the definition of entertainment in ancient Ireland, holding the key to all of Irish folklore, myth, and legend.
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.
Irish Fenian leader and prominent member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa died in the US on June 29, 1915.
The 1838 introduction of the Poor Law to Ireland and the hardship of the souls who sought salvation from disease and starvation are graphically illustrated through the records of the time
Interested in the history behind your Irish family name? Find out more about the Smith clan.
His death prompted a front-page news story in the New York Times.
Kennedy wrote about then Taoiseach Éamon De Valera, who declared promised to end partition in Ireland.
Interested in the history behind your Irish family name? Find out more about the Feeney clan.
Known now as the 'Battle of Widow McCormack's Cabbage Patch,' this attempted rebellion by The Young Ireland movement against the British in the wake of The Great Hunger was short-lived.
Interested in the history behind your Irish family name? Find out more about the Quinn clan.
Here’s what you need to know about the 35th President John F. Kennedy's life, from his youth to his road to the White House and his tragic assassination.
Check out the story of the Irish surname Fahy, its family crest, coat of arms, and famous members throughout history.
Check out the story of the Irish surname Doherty, its family crest, coat of arms, and famous members.
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Find out more about the story of the Brennan name, its famous clan members, and other interesting facts.
The name Caulfield is one about which much confusion arises but its long history starts in the Irish region of Connaught.
Find out the origin of the Irish family name O'Sullivan, its famous members, and other interesting facts.
Irish explorer Tom Crean was the Ice Man, whose extraordinary achievements during three expeditions to the Antarctic at the start of the last century lay dormant for almost 80 years.
John and Jackie Kennedy suffered the heartbreak of a stillbirth one year before Caroline Kennedy was born.
Taylor Swift has caused renewed interest in Aran sweaters after she donned one while promoting her new album.
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