Sense of loss of family acute in the letters of Irish emigrants, but there was hope, too, in the New World.
Sham! The facts are that the first four letters of the word shamrock are brutally and cruelly accurate.
There has been an increase in the ethnic Irish numbers to 34 million according to the census, but are the numbers correct?
Over 2.5 million images of Irish births, deaths and marriage records from the General Register Office, were released online for the first time.
Prisoners' autograph books from 1916 published online. The collection offers a compelling insight into the minds of the men of 1916.
From Annie Moore to 39.6 million Irish Americans - how the processing center became part of the Irish psyche.
Ever wondered about the history of your Irish surnames or from where your last name originated? You can find the name's meaning or Irish last name origin in this comprehensive list.
Harrowing tale of the wreck of a convict ship and rescue by Aborigines.
Discover whether your family name derives from a location, profession, relationship, or nickname using this newly published dictionary.
Son of an Irish blacksmith is America's chief defender
The Hollywood star picks up his hometown’s highest honor, The Order of Inisfallen, accompanied by his parents.
In 1928, two of my grandmother's brothers left Ireland for America. They never returned.
A 1512 Spanish report provides evidence that Irish people had settled in America before Columbus arrived in 1492.
“At All Hallow’s tide, may God keep you safe, from goblin and pooka and black-hearted stranger.”
Cobh Heritage Centre offers free entry for descendants of emigrants who left from Cobh, along with genealogy talks.
Catherine Deasy was taken and put up for adoption by Irish nuns.
Bridget Deignan was hanged for murder in New Brunswick in 1867. After 149 years, she has finally been declared not guilty.
In just six years, the Irish population in the US has dropped by 5 million; the Scots-Irish by 1 million. What’s going on?
A Kerry historian finds his ancestor's name was changed to “gobbledygook” in the digitized census records.
Do you have information on the 33 young girls who left for Australia on a bridge-ship from this Galway workhouse?
Archaeologists and geneticists now say they now know where the modern Irish people originally came from.
"He was very proud of being Irish...he really felt his Irish roots were at the core of his being."
Our ancient ancestors ate a lot of grains and some dairy and meat.
Research shows surprisingly humble County Kilkenny origins of this Hollywood actor.
Descendants push for memorial at former workhouse in Carrick-on-Shannon.
Adele’s “Hello” sung as Gaeilge is just stunning (VIDEO)
Killer chocolate baked Guinness donuts with Irish cream glaze recipe
Dublin dance troupe takes Irish dance to the next level (VIDEO)
Millions more Irish birth, marriage and death records free online
Catholic bishop bans same-sex couples from communion and funerals
Remembering the day fearless Irish journalist Veronica Guerin was murdered
BREAKING: Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams says end to partition of Ireland “in a few short years”
Soaring harmonies by Irish sacred harp singers are out of this world (VIDEO)