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William Carleton, the famed 19th-century Irish writer, was born on February 20, 1794, in Clogher, Co. Tyrone.
So, when Irish folks shrug off knuckleheads like the Proud Boys —or even defend them—perhaps they need to remember they have (if you will) some skin in this game.
Since JFK's trip to County Wexford in 1963, almost every President has traveled to their ancestral home in Ireland.
Who did Michael Collins believe was harder to fight than the British Secret Service?
The Irish sense of humor and wit is renowned around the world. This is our pick of the best, or maybe worst, Irish jokes for March 17.
You know what, Irish Americans... corned beef isn't just for St. Patrick's Day, it's for life. What better way to start your day than with a hearty fill of potatoes, corned beef and carrots?
With St Patrick’s help, some may say divine intervention and truly amazing coincidences Michael and his family were reunited.
What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than cooking up some dishes with the vegetable most associated with the Irish - the potato of course!
Former US Speaker of the House Paul Ryan learned a surprising piece about his own ancestry.
Every family has one, a fairy. You can probably think of one in your own family.
Are you and your community planning something big for March 17, 2019? We want to hear all your St. Patrick’s Day news.
From high taxes on the price of daylight in your home to hearth tax, hat tax, and modern days water taxes - unfair times for unfair taxes - a history of taxing in Ireland.
Who has more of a way with words than the Irish?
We were married for 25 years but on Valentine's Day 2019, I'm going to remember the one night when I knew that this was it forever.
The Italian-born inventor of the radio Guglielmo Marconi had an Irish mother from one very famous Irish family.
Marking the 150th anniversary of the hanging of Patrick Whelan found guilty of killing a Canadian parliamentarian. Many still consider his death a grave miscarriage of justice.
On the hunt for an Irish spouse? Or just fancy a bit of craic for St. Valentine's Day? Here's where you could find that special someone in Ireland.
Why should you marry a farmer? Are they not mean and miserly, hard taskmasters, unromantic and surly souls?
Marking the 100th anniverary of Irish Parliament, the Irish War of Independence and the sad background of the wonderful song "The Foggy Dew" by Canon Charles O'Neill.
The “Dublin Apocalypse,” one of Ireland's great medieval treasures is now free to view online, via Trinity College Dublin, for the very first time.
Legendary Irish writer Brendan Behan, responsible for some of the best-known and most wise quotes was born on this day, Feb 9, in 1923.
From Charles Stewart Parnell and Kitty O'Shea to Michael Collins and Kitty Kiernan, love stories of Irish history.
St. Valentine's Day, Groundhog, Halloween, and even 4th of July - International holidays with very strong Irish roots you probably never knew about.
Valentine's Day is coming up! Check out this Irish destinations to celebrate the holiday.
History fanatic Mike Smith discovered the remains of a tribal elder and his weapons in the UK.
Scandalous, rebellious, and tragic life of JFK’s sister Kick remembered on her birthday
Why living in the US can make the Irish detest St. Patrick's Day
Last living sibling of John F. Kennedy celebrates her 91st birthday
Best places in the world to celebrate St. Patrick's Day
Healthy Viscount cookie recipe for Chocolate Mint Day
Guinness and Jameson “likely” to soon be owned by same company
Cliffs of Moher could get ‘selfie seats’ after tragic tourist accidents
The most Instagrammed tourist attractions in Northern Ireland
On This Day: Irish Famine writer William Carleton is born