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Daniel O'Connell was born on August 6, 1775, in Cahersiveen, Co Kerry. Here, a look at his first speech opposing Ireland’s union with Great Britain at a meeting of Catholics held in the Royal Exchange in Dublin.
Review of "John Hume in America: From Derry to DC" by Maurice Fitzpatrick.
The Blasket Islands were permanently evacuated in 1953 by order of then Taoiseach Eamon de Valera.
Remembering Irish revolutionary Michael Collins with a selection of quotes spoken by and about "The Big Fella."
The search of a grave at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin unearthed some of my family’s secrets.
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Slavery in the US "came from England. It came from the English system," says one historian.
Sir Roger Casement was executed at Pentonville Prison in London on August 3, 1916.
Although he lived only 44 years, Thomas Francis Meagher played a pivotal part in Irish and US history.
John Hume, a hero of the peace process in Northern Ireland, passed away in Derry on August 3, 2020.
The Irish got their nation, but they also got a Civil War.
These Irish storytellers were the definition of entertainment in ancient Ireland, holding the key to all of Irish folklore, myth, and legend.
Mary Harris Jones, better known as Mother Jones, was born in Co Cork but went on to become one of the foremost labor activists in the US.
Irish Fenian leader and prominent member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa died in the US on June 29, 1915.
The first casualty of the American Civil War was an Irishman, Private Daniel Hough from Tipperary. He was 36-years old.
The 1838 introduction of the Poor Law to Ireland and the hardship of the souls who sought salvation from disease and starvation are graphically illustrated through the records of the time
Images of the first recorded eclipse were carved into stone cairns at Loughcrew in Meath over 5,000 years ago by the ancient Irish.
The tragic death of baby Patrick would save the lives of millions of others.
FBI files on Prince Charles' uncle Lord Mountbatten, killed by an IRA bomb 41 years ago, describe him as "homosexual with a perversion for young boys."
According to the National Museum of Australia, the first rebellion in Australia took place in 1804 and it was Kerryman, Philip Cunningham, who started it.
Desmond Egan's "By Corrib Waters," presented by the Irish Film Institute on their IFI Player, provides a fascinating look at what two of Ireland's most iconic sites were like more than 70 years ago.
Kennedy wrote about then Taoiseach Éamon De Valera, who declared promised to end partition in Ireland.
Known now as the 'Battle of Widow McCormack's Cabbage Patch,' this attempted rebellion by The Young Ireland movement against the British in the wake of The Great Hunger was short-lived.
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.
Timothy O’Sullivan was one of the best known and most prolific documenters of the American Civil War.
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