Ashford Castle, a massive hotel located at the shores of Lough Corrib on 350 acres of verdant Co. Mayo land, has been prestigiously ranked as the best hotel in the world by Virtuoso, a luxury travel...More
Irish American writer and memoirist Alphonsus “Alphie” McCourt died suddenly of natural causes at his New York home July 2. McCourt, 75, was the younger brother of Frank McCourt, who authored the...More
An Irish-American family went from four to seven in the space of an hour when Cormac, Declan and Kevin – identical triplets – were born to Desmond and Kerry Lyons on October 10 at New York...More
Irish Ambassador Anne Anderson became the first women to be inducted into the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, an organization that has had an exclusively male membership since it was founded in...More
The third Catholic Relief Act came into effect on this day in 1782. This act follows the second which was issued on May 4, 1782. Combined, the two Relief acts allow Catholics to own land outside of parliamentary boundaries, allow Catholics to become teachers, and allow them to act as guardians. These acts are part of the movement for Catholic emancipation and the removal of restrictions brought about by the Penal laws.