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On a winters day 100 years ago Michael Collins had the narrowest of escapes when British authorities raided one of his haunts in Dublin City.
Ned Kelly, the infamous Irish outlaw, famed for his final shootout and distinctive metal armor, finally faced execution on November 11, 1880.
An in-depth survey revealed the importance of the Hill of Tara to our Irish ancestors.
The more you study the life of Irish rebel leader Patrick Pearse, the more elusive he becomes.
Wolfe Tone, the father of Irish republicanism was sentenced to death in 1798. Here, a look at his personal life.
Although he has been studied widely, here are a couple lesser known and odd facts about famous Irish American president JFK.
Since John F. Kennedy's assassination, no Catholic has been close to becoming US president again.
On this day in 1919, Irish union organizer James Larkin was arrested in New York. We remember the time Charlie Chaplin visited Larkin in a New York prison.
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.
His death prompted a front-page news story in the New York Times.
Bet you can’t guess.
Proud owners of Irish roots around the globe dream of walking in their ancestor's footsteps and finding their ancestral home in Ireland.
New archaeological study of the River Boyne discovered 100 items of interest including possible longboats and boulders, meant for the 5,200-year-old monuments of Newgrange and Knowth.
Fawkes became synonymous with the Gunpowder Plot. His failure has been commemorated in England since 1605.
Richard Nixon was elected President of the United States on November 5, 1968. Here, we take a look at his connection to Timahoe, Co Kildare.
Mary Pinchot Meyer and John F. Kennedy were one of the most talked about rumored affairs of the Camelot era that ended in the tragic death of Meyer in an execution-style shooting.
Rose and Joe Kennedy, the parents of President John F. Kennedy, tried to erase all detail about their handicapped daughter Rosemary.
Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington was part of a group that launched the Irish Women's Franchise League in November 1908 in Dublin. A look at the inspiring Irish woman's life.
This traditional naming pattern once used in Ireland could be a useful tool when trying to fill in the gaps of your Irish roots.
Some interesting trivia about John F. Kennedy, Jr, the late son of President John F. Kennedy.
On Nov 2 the Irish traditionally believed that the souls of the dead would return to their family and speak to their descendants.
There are eight special sacred days in Ireland that date back to the ancient Celtic world. Christianity adopted many of their feast days to match the old Celtic traditions including All Soul's Day.
Having won a Nobel Prize for Literature and an Oscar (for “Pygmalion”), George Bernard Shaw was a rare wit, journalist, author, and iconic Irishman. Celebrate Shaw's life with ten of his best quotes.
Jackie Kennedy believed Lyndon B. Johnson was behind the 1963 assassination of her husband John F. Kennedy.
November 2 is "Plan Your Epitaph Day"! Morbid? Yes! But these gravestone etchings prove that the Irish have an uncanny way of bringing humor into the darkest hour.
WIN: VIP tickets to the greatest hurling event in America
On this day: George Bernard Shaw won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925
Interesting facts about President John F. Kennedy
Kathleen 'Kick' Kennedy - the scandalous, rebellious, and tragic life of JFK’s sister
Armistice Day: A Belfast photographer's personal look at WWI
Ancient secrets of the Hill of Tara revealed
POLL: Have you previously studied in Ireland?
US edition of the Photo Album of the Irish to be launched in New York
Ireland’s first President to be celebrated at Inaugural Douglas Hyde Dinner
Guinness family’s massive Co Wicklow estate reportedly sold to private buyer
WATCH: Rare astronomical event visible in Irish skies today