May’s birthstone is the emerald, revered for its rich beauty and symbolic of both love and the potential to reveal the future.
Ernest Shackleton, born in Ireland in 1874, was one of the world’s greatest polar explorers, renowned for his doomed Trans-Antarctic Expedition from 1914-1917.
February 1 is the feast day of Ireland’s lesser-known patron saint, St. Brigid, who wove a unique Celtic cross from rushes and convinced a dying Gaelic chieftain to convert to Christianity.
How the anonymous gift-giving game came to overtake offices and holiday parties in the English-speaking world.
From the Pogues to Mariah Carey, this is Shamrock Craic’s definitive guide to the best Christmas songs to listen to this holiday season.