Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visited County Mayo in September to preside over the official sod-turning ceremony of a new €10 million 14-bed Mayo/Roscommon Hospice unit in Knockaphunta,...More
In 1621, the pilgrims, just arrived in the New World, had no idea how wild their new frontier could be. Winter arrived and with it came starvation, death, and the idea that maybe it was time to give...More
When Barack Obama enters The White House as the 44th U.S. President, he will find that the Irish and African-American strands of his ancestry have been linked in many other ways throughout the...More
The lesser known Irish Bloody Sunday (the other being the Derry 1972 Bloody Sunday) took place during the Irish War of Independence on this day in 1920. On the morning of November 21, Michael Collins’s men killed 14 British intelligence officers. Later that afternoon during a GAA match at Croke Park in Dublin, British forces opened fire on Irish civilians watching the match. 14 civilians were killed, including a GAA player. Later that night, three IRA prisoners were beaten to death at Dublin Castle. It was reported that they were trying to escape.