The day of the fair was looked forward to in rural Ireland as a big day out and a place where you could make a few bob for yourself. These amazing photos from Robert French show of the huzz and buzz in this hive of activity.
On June 5, 1968, after scoring a major victory in winning the California primary, Robert F. Kennedy was shot by Sirhan Sirhan, a 24-year-old Palestinian. Sirhan was convicted of premeditated murder on April 17, 1969, and is currently serving a life sentence.
Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien was one of the greatest soul singers of the 1960s and ‘70s. You’ve probably heard of her legendary stage name, Dusty Springfield, but did you know she was born a shy Irish Catholic schoolgirl?
Irish storyteller Helena Byrne marks the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic with a recording of the story of “The Addergoole 14.” Fourteen people from this parish traveled to a new life aboard the Titanic but only three survived.
Abraham Lincoln died 153 years ago today at Ford’s Theater, cut down by the rabidly pro-slavery actor named John Wilkes Booth. With Lincoln on that fateful night were several Irish, including his driver and valet, who played significant roles.