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Burke - If you bear one of these names you could be a musician or politician.
Celtic culture can be found in eight different European regions.
The tragic story of the Irish “mud crawlers” who fled to Wales during the Famine.
Imagine spending your entire life as an only child, then one day, 85 years later, finding out you had a brother.
Members of the Connolly clan have been politicians, revolutionaries, and even comedians!
The chance discovery of ancient bones under an Irish pub in County Antrim in the mid-2000s has cast doubt over whether Irish people are actually related to the ancient Celts at all.
Gallagher is an Irish surname steeped in musical tradition.
In August 1971, Joan Connolly, a mother of eight, was one of 10 people shot dead by soldiers in the Ballymurphy massacre.
There are O'Neills in all walks of life, including politicians, playwrights, and even royalty.
The museum features a reconstruction of the Moore family home from the late 1860s and shows the hardships encountered by poor Irish immigrants in Manhattan.
Members of the O'Hara clan include archbishops, writers, and movie stars. Do you have O'Haras in your life? Here's their history.
First-ever human interest interview was with a grieving Irish famine mother
Niall of the Nine Hostages, the incredibly fertile Irish warlord, is thought to have 3 million descendants worldwide today.
Is your Irish family name Quinn? You could be related to famous footballers, top businessmen, or Zorba the Greek.
146 people lost their lives changing working conditions in New York forever. Those who rushed to help and save the factory workers were largely Irish.
The true rags to riches story of Belfast man Richard Kyle Fox.
The Black and Tans, who arrived in Ireland for the first time on March 25, 1920, were not so bad after all, it seems.
If you’re a Doherty of origin, you could have a link to one of the great sculptors of Ireland or even Riverdance.
Born to Irish parents in NY, William Francis Sutton went on to become one of America's most famous bank robbers.
Is your name O'Callaghan? Sports and broadcasting are strong talents among some of the members of this clan. Here's a little history and a rundown of some famous Irish O'Callaghans.
“Would you not prefer to be the president of Ireland instead of your wife?” Mary McAleese claims the Pope asked her husband.
Did Arthur Kingsley Porter, the Yale-educated professor of American Art and owner of Glenveagh Castle, fake his own death and start a new life in Europe?
During the COVID-19 pandemic, it's easy for us all to get frustrated and anxious. These words from John O'Donohue may help you refocus on gratitude.
Why do some people have such a hard time with Irish names? Is it the double and sometimes triple vowels?!
The Book of Kells, one of Ireland’s great treasures is also a European cultural icon, and is among our top ten tourist attractions.
The best way to watch Irish music shows and events online
Six-year-old Irish girl explains why she should be allowed to the pub
Ancient bones reveal Irish are not Celts after all
WATCH: These videos of Irish waterfalls are helping fight insomnia
Irish emigrants tale told through Tenement museum of New York
Irish words and slang to learn before you visit Ireland
Ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day that don't involve a pub
IrishCentral’s Irish dance school of the month: McManus Irish Dance
Burke: Irish surname history
Belfast Respiratory Team begs people to stay home
Ta da! Irish child magician wows Colin Farrell