The festival of Lughnasa was observed in Ireland at the end of the productive period in agriculture, and in folk circles it is said to correspond with the third stage in life, when it is time to...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
PBS is celebrating March and St. Patrick’s Day with a series of Irish music specials and documentaries, exploring the history of Irish music in America and offering fantastic in-concert footage of...More
After 38 years of occupation in Northern Ireland, the British Army officially withdrew their forces at midnight on July 21, 2007. “Operation Banner,” England’s longest continuous military operation, saw 300,000 British soldiers stationed in Northern Ireland through out the 38 years. Operation Banner concluded on July 31st, with 762 English soldiers dead in the wake of the campaign.