The 2014 Kennedy Summer School is set to kick off this September 11-14th in New Ross, Co. Wexford and includes a venerable list of Irish and American participants covering the history, culture, and...More
In 1609, the few patrician members of the Dowling clan were transplanted from their native Laois to the border of north Kerry and west Limerick, dividing the clan’s geography. Today, the majority...More
Eamon de Valera died on this day in 1975. He passed away in Linden Convalescent Home in Blackrock, Dublin at the age of 92. He is buried at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin with his wife Sinead, who had died in January of 1975 and his son Brian, who was killed in 1936 in a horse-riding accident. De Valera was one of Ireland’s most important political figures of the 20th century. He served multiple terms as Taoiseach and President. He also helped bring about the 1937 Constitution of Ireland.