The SS Athenia, a passenger liner on its way to Canada, was torpedoed by the Germans just eight hours into the war.
An Irish Catholic laundress, known as Goodwife “Goody” Ann Glover, was the last woman to be hanged in Boston in 1688, over claims she was a witch.
Ophelia was the worst storm to strike Ireland in over 50 years, since Hurricane Debbie, but what were the largest storms in Ireland's history?
Three of Ireland’s greats celebrate their birthdays on October 16.
Halloween may have been invented by the Irish but it was the Americans who turned it into the spookfest it is today.
Epic new novel 'The World of Tomorrow' by Brendan Mathews and a blast from the past during World War II.
These Irish storytellers were the definition of entertainment in ancient Ireland, holding the key to all of Irish folklore, myth, and legend.
Potato blight played a role, but there was much more at play in Ireland’s Great Hunger of 1845 – 1852. What should it be called?
Three “abdications” that led to the rise of De Valera, the demise of Michael Collins, the birth of the Irish State.
Kells Irish pub in Seattle is believed to be the most haunted pub in America.
'From Decadence to Despair' maps out his meteoric rise to fame and dramatic fall from grace at Trinity Library’s Long Room.
Named for Jack O’Lantern of the Irish myth, these carved out Halloween turnips and beets were actually pretty scary.
Donald Trump's high handed response to the suffering of Puerto Rico reminds us of English indifference to the Great Hunger
The invasion by Edward Bruce ultimately gave rise to the two nations we now know as Ireland and Scotland.
Celebrating the most powerful navy in the world and the man from County Wexford, an immigrant, who fought to start it all.
The most well-known, famous ghost story in Ireland has no banshee or fairies but it's still creepy – Lord Tyrone and Lady Beresford of Waterford.
Former First Lady Jackie Kennedy was keen to see that her son John F. Kennedy Jr. make it through his time at Brown University.
The myth of the Irish Lord of the Dead, Donn, was absorbed into Irish folklore and he is often now referred to as King of the Sidhe (fairies).
Irish historian Oonagh Walsh believes that the Great Hunger triggered a higher rate of mental illness among later generations, including both those who stayed in Ireland and those who emigrated.
The story of Chicago May, the Irish-born international criminal is astounding from her criminal youth to her death as a prostitute.
What is the truth about the revolutionary, with Irish roots, who was at Fidel Castro’s side during the Cuban revolution?
Sometimes derided as the “potato orphans” they were to be married off to convicts in the sparsely inhabited British colony, choosing the unknown over certain penury at home.
A newspaper sketch of the monster was found in the archives of the Mary Evans Picture Library in London during digitizing.
Ireland was the country where Halloween was born and its history is still giving us some spooky stories today.
The abandoned ghost town of Bantry could be the setting for many an Irish horror story.
Is this Ireland's most haunted house?
Irish Halloween scary spirits from Dracula to the Banshee
Trick or treat! A Halloween witches' finger cookie recipe
What you should know about Irish Storm Brian, following Ophelia
Irish Catholicism is dying - no new priests and falling mass attendance
Flogging Molly in Worcester, MA
For Flogging Molly life really is good
Donald Trump's Irish golf resort losing money - slips down richest list
Star Wars Mark Hamill thought Irish island was out of this world