St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in more countries than any other international holiday, but how many know the true story of the man and his legendary deeds?
Why we have Irish immigrants, Budweiser, and 18th century British soldiers to thank for today’s epic St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.
The combination of pagan and Christian ritual in Ireland explicitly that gave birth to today’s contemporary Halloween celebrations, including the Jack-O’-Lantern.
To some, Grace O’Malley was a feminist icon. To others, she was a folk hero rebelling against English rule. And to those unlucky enough to cross her in the open seas, she was a ruthless pirate queen.
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.