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The celebration of Halloween began in Ireland and today many ancient Irish Halloween traditions continue around the world.
Averil Deverell from County Wicklow was one of Ireland’s first woman barristers and played an important role in momentous changes both for Ireland and for women.
Born in Dublin, the Irish novelist and playwright is recognized as one of the greatest Irish writers and was awarded the prestigious Swedish literature prize in 1969.
A genealogist explores how Ché Guevara, a major figure of the Cuban Revolution, held Irish roots in County Galway.
Northern Ireland wasn’t always destined to be a six-county state.
"When we toured Ireland, we played in Cork and the entire day I walked around in a daze. I'd never felt more spiritual in my life".
Ensure you're not stolen away by fairies on October 31st. Tools to keep those devilish, ghastly ghouls at bay on Samhain.
If you have a common last name finding what county your ancestors are from is crucial.
Ireland's Minister for the Diaspora will announce more than $1.1 million in fresh funding to 24 organizations in the US as part of Ireland's Emigrant Support Programme.
The study finds Scottish and Irish people have integrated into Viking society well enough to receive a full Viking burial.
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The Jack-O-Lantern story comes from Irish folklore, and the original was a far cry from the cute friendly Halloween decoration we know today!
So many famous faces have Irish heritage and here are some that may surprise you.
The scariest of Halloween monsters and ghouls have the Irish to thank for their terrifying origins.
An Irish ghost returning from the dead in warning makes this super creepy tale one of Ireland's greatest ghost stories for Halloween.
An Irish American mother and half-black, half-Venezuelan father - the pop star Mariah Carey hangs on to some childhood trauma.
All Hallows Eve actually began as a harvest festival, the Celtic Feast of the Dead, several millennia ago in Ireland. Here are some Halloween recipes to help you celebrate.
Have popular Irish baby names changed over the years?
John F. Kennedy has roots from all over Ireland, not just Wexford, as was thought back in the '60s.
October is National Seafood Month - whip up this quick and easy treat to celebrate!
Hear the best of Irish Halloween superstition and tradition straight from the mouths of people who lived it.
Three of Ireland’s greats celebrate their birthdays on October 16.
The history of Halloween is fascinating - thanks, in large part, to the Irish.
Ragamuffin Day is still celebrated each year with a Thanksgiving parade in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
So, you’re sure your ancestors came from the Emerald Isle?
8 reasons to press the Green Button and get back to Ireland
COVID live updates: Just 23 ICU beds available in Ireland
Why is the Irish border where it is?
How the Irish ward off evil spirits at Halloween
Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain was so proud of his Irish roots
How to make Irish nachos, the perfect "cheat meal"
Asylum seeker desperate to remain in Ireland continues hunger strike in Cork
Queen Elizabeth II spends night in hospital for tests
Tentative or total returns to Irish theatre in New York coming
Book Review: The Little Book of Irishisms - know the Irish through our words
Meet Averil Deverell, the first Irish woman barrister called to the Bar