From the Celtic Samhain to classic horror - most terrifying creations that the Irish unleashed upon the world.
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.
An Irish blessing for those in the path of Hurricane Ophelia
Now you can chat about skeletons, werewolves, ghosts and banshees in the Irish native tongue.
Three of Ireland’s greats celebrate their birthdays on October 16.
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?
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.
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.
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.
A newspaper sketch of the monster was found in the archives of the Mary Evans Picture Library in London during digitizing.
The abandoned ghost town of Bantry could be the setting for many an Irish horror story.
Ancestry documented the former vice president and proud Irish American’s emotional visit to his ancestral home.
Time to recognize other great Italians on Columbus Day and not a founding father of the slave trade responsible for over 3 million deaths.
If you have Irish family then becoming an Irish citizen is relatively cheap and easy.
All Hallows Eve actually began as a harvest festival, the Celtic Feast of the Dead, several millennia ago in Ireland. Here are some Halloween recipes to help you celebrate.
A total of 99 Galway emigrants perished in sight of the land where they hoped to start their new lives.
Valentines, Groundhog, and even July 4th - International holidays with very strong Irish roots you probably never knew about.
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