Maureen Murphy’s book "Compassionate Stranger" was 44 years in the birthing. Her biography of Asenath Hatch Nicholson brings back to life a heroine of the Great Hunger, a story of the Famine little known but…Continue
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Usually, when we speak about the Irish Diaspora in the USA, New Orleans is not among the cities that first come to mind as centers of Irish population and…Continue
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"Belfast Days: A 1972 Teenage Diary," by Eimear O’Callaghan
"Belfast Days: A 1972…Continue
The Irish Order of the Capuchin Friars came to Ireland in 1615. It was not until 1690, however, that their first friary was built. Over time, they moved to Cork where they established the friary house (which…Continue
Laura D. Kelley’s Irish roots dictated the focus of her study, and Irish luck lent a hand when she met on her first day in the Crescent City a man from “da Channel”– the Irish Channel – with an unusual accent reminiscent of New York City even though he was born and raised in New…Continue
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Thomas Fitzsimons was born at Ballikilty, County Wexford, Ireland in October of 1741 to Anthony Fitzsymons in the mid-1750s. We know his mother's name was Jane, but we do not have a record of her maiden surname. Fitzsimons immigrated to Philadelphia where his father…Continue
Seán Mac Diarmada (Sean MacDermott) is yet another one of the 1916 Easter Rising leaders who has remained in the historical shadow of other prominent leaders who have enjoyed iconic status in the history books. He has been described by some as one of the greatest of the…Continue
By guest blogger Constance Hall
Last November, a dream came true for me when I read about a knitting and craft tour that Irish Tourism had…Continue
Wild West Irish Tours on Irish radio, TV and newspapers!
Michael Regan-Waugh on Irish TV
We are grateful to IrishTV.ie, Clare FM radio, The Clare Champion, and Raidio Corca Baiscinn –…Continue
The video below, which I produced, spotlights my coffee-table book on Ireland, "Ireland in Word and Image," on sale at Amazon, Rizzoli Bookstore and Rizzoli…Continue
Bray, County Wicklow lies on the eastern seaboard of Ireland and is known as the "gateway to the garden of Ireland." Just twelve miles south of Dublin, it offers a range of attractions to suit all ages.
The promenade starts at the northern end near the harbour and Martello…Continue
The shrine of St. Valentine is found at the beautiful Whitefriar Street Church, Dublin, Ireland.
Fr. John Spratt was an Irish Carmelite and a well-known preacher, who worked among the poor in the Liberties in Dublin, Ireland. He…Continue
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The law-officer, whose business was to apprehend criminals, was long- known popularly as the "catch-pole." But few remembered that he obtained that designation due to the fact that he originally carried with him a pole fitted by a peculiar apparatus to catch a…Continue
Seán Heuston is yet another young man who is scarcely known as one of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising. He does not share the historical iconic status that is accorded to James Connolly or Patrick Pearse, for example. He was and still remains one of many leaders of the 1916…Continue
Dreaming of Ireland - This is truly our best selling tour on the market! Our Celtic Dream Tour is a premier tour of Ireland. Right now we can offer a savings of $400 per couple with this exclusive sale!
PROMOCODE: DREAMWEB400 See the majestic Cliffs…Continue
Not many people know about Uisneach but it really is a special place. Situated in the very centre of the island of Ireland, in County Westmeath, it has been referred to as the navel of Ireland. At its centre is Aill na Míreann (the stone of the divisions, seen above) and this…Continue
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'It’s the little things that happened quite spontaneously and unexpectedly that made this trip so special.'
By Marie Evans, Decatur TX
If you enjoy riding on a large bus with a huge group of people you…Continue
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The flag of Dillon's Regiment, Irish Brigade of France.
DOMNAIGH -- On February 1, 1702, the…Continue