Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin was Ireland’s first non-denominational cemetery and has since become the de facto national cemetery for Irish luminaries, from poets to politicians.
Everyone knows about the Irish heritage of John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan, but there are many more American presidents who claim Irish roots.
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.
Ancient Ireland was a highly organized society with an extensive, codified legal system that often gets overlooked today. This system was referred to as Brehon Law.
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.
Bloody Sunday was one of the most significant events of the Troubles, when British troops in Derry opened fire on unarmed civilian protesters, killing 14 and wounding many more.