O’Dowd. Irish talent meets American controversy in the upcoming film Icon. Icon is a biopic about American cyclist Lance Armstrong, who won seven consecutive Tour de France races and survived...More
There was a huge sigh of relief and joy from thousands of fans when they learned that the iconic thatched cottage featured in “The Quiet Man” movie has been officially placed under state...More
Christine Kinealy writes about the American abolitionist Frederick Douglass who visited Ireland and came to be known as the “Black O’Connell.” In 1845, Frederick Douglass traveled to Ireland....More
Sir Hudson Lowe, an Anglo-Irish soldier, was born on this day in his mother’s native city of Galway in 1769. Hudson’s father, John Lowe, was an army surgeon, so much of his childhood was spent in various garrison towns; particularly in the West Indies. In 1787, he entered his father’s regiment. Lowe is best known for his time as Governor of the colony of St. Helena and as the “gaoler” for Napoleon Bonaparte.