Co. Donegal man Ivan Scott (below left) has recently beaten the Guinness World Record for the fastest time in shearing a single adult sheep. Scott, 33, hails from Kilmacrennan and broke the record...More
The Irish National Kitesurfing Championships will be brought to Co. Wexford’s Duncannon Beach August 13th and 14th as part of the Hooked Kitefest. In conjunction with the Irish Kitesurfing...More
Recently published books of Irish and Irish-American interest. Recommended: Summer Mysteries The Lost Years Mary Higgins Clark’s latest novel, The Lost Years, is a mystery-suspense exploring the...More
The Irish are playing an outsized role in a number of the most-buzzed about TV shows these days – the so-called “golden age of television.” Of course, there’s Colin Farrell on True Detective...More
The Soviet Union blocked Ireland’s application for the UN on this day in 1941. The Soviets claimed that because Ireland was neutral, they did not personally help establish the organization. However, other member nations doubt the Soviet Union’s motives for blocking Ireland’s application, believing instead that the Soviet Union’s real reasons for blocking the application is because Ireland is a Catholic country and would therefore always vote against a communist nation.