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Annie Moore was the first immigrant through Ellis Island in 1892

On January 1, 1892, Ellis Island immigration station in New York Harbor opened its doors and welcomed its first immigrant, Annie Moore, who had traveled from Queenstown, County Cork.

Read More: First through Ellis island - Annie Moore’s tough and tragic life

The Ellis Island ...

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Irish chef Mark Moriarty discusses cocktail culture in Ireland

Irish gastronomer Mark Moriarty tells us more about the rise of cocktail culture in restaurants in Ireland. 

"I think a new generation of well-traveled, experience-hungry, open-minded diners has been the biggest change in recent years. While there will always be a place for fine dining ...

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Highlighting Galway's fabulous food scene with some expert advice

Sheena Dignam, who is the mastermind behind the ever-popular Galway Food Tours, is obsessed with Irish food.

Having centered her career around it, Sheena is determined that Irish food should be recognized as a majorly important aspect of tourism. Her grand plan to achieve this goal is ...

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The dos and don’ts of driving on a summer holiday in Ireland

Céad Míle Fáilte to you all from this sun-drenched coastline of the Wild Atlantic Way and the festival season in full swing everywhere.

It is also the peak season for the farming communities going crazy to get in their fodder for harsher times ahead.  To cap it all, the delighted ...

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Where to find the finest coastal scenery in Ireland, without all the tour buses

It's often hard to encapsulate such breathtaking coastal scenery and we are truly fortunate to have some of the finest on show here in  County Mayo  in the west of  Ireland.

Read More: Five things to do in the West of Ireland when the sun is shining

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Famed poet Dylan Thomas and his wild adventures at the ancient Irish Puck Fair

Caitlin MacNamara, who married Dylan Thomas in 1937, had strong Irish roots. Her grandfather was the squire of an estate in County Clare, today that very estate is known as the Falls Hotel in Ennistymon.

Puck Fair, held every August in the Kerry town of Killorglin, can be traced back to ...

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Rave reviews for Irish star of country music movie "Wild Rose"

Directed by Tom Harper and written by Nicole Taylor,  Wild Rose opened in cinemas in the US on June 21 following its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2018 and a release in the UK earlier this year.

In the film, Buckley plays Rose-Lynn Harlan, a single mother ...

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Sean Hannity and many Irish Americans forget they came from a shithole country

Many Irish Americans need to remember they came from a shithole country.

I’m talking to you Sean Hannity, the master of the media, the most popular TV host on cable TV in America.

You are leading the charge to approve and validate President Trump’s dreadful racist ...

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Shane Lowry, an amazing Irish success story

Shane Lowry once stated “pressure is for tires” when asked about the pressures of playing major championship golf.

His favorite form of relaxation before a final round is watching GAA games on his iPad He is a devoted follower of both hurling and football.

Shane and wife Wendy ...

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Meet the Irish American who just sold 250,000 copies of the Mueller Report

This week Special Counsel Robert Mueller will be testifying before Congress about his report on whether the Russians colluded with Donald Trump to rig the 2016 presidential election. The cable networks and Internet will be hyperventilating about what Mueller might say.

But the big question ...

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You will soon be able to visit The Gates of Hell in Co Wicklow

The Gates of Hell, a groundbreaking new virtual reality experience, will be open to visitors at Wicklow’s Historic Gaol starting in August.

Read More: Ireland has been named the Best European Destination for Groups

The ‘Gates of Hell’ Visitor Experience promises to transport ...

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Shocking murder of a 15-year-old Fianna Boy Scout 100 years ago

On the night of August 14, 1919, Francis Murphy was at home in Glann reading a book by the hearth. Just after midnight, the teenager's father was woken by a loud crash of glass. He rushed to the kitchen where he had left his son reading his book by the fireside and to his horror he found him ...

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Ireland's oldest Jewish cemetery to open after four decades

In 2017, the Dublin City Council took ownership of  Ballybough Cemetery, located on Fairview Strand, from the Dublin Jewish Board of Guardians, which could no longer afford maintenance of the site.

The council plans to refurbish the 300-year-old cemetery, which could merit consideration ...

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Meet Orla Stafford from Jackford Irish Potato Gin

It feels like we’re seeing new gins pop up nearly every day, all promising new flavors and ideas. However, Jackford Irish Potato Gin seems to be the real deal.

The Stafford family has been growing potatoes in the South-East for over 300 years. Now run by John Stafford, Slaney Farms ...

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Kathleen 'Kick' Kennedy - the scandalous, rebellious, and tragic life of JFK’s sister

The story of Kathleen ‘Kick’ Kennedy, the rebellious fourth daughter of Rose and Joseph Kennedy who defied her family for love, was unpublicized after her untimely death at the age of 28.

Read More: Amazing photos from early Kennedy family trips to Ireland

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This is the World Class Irish Bartender of the Year 2019

Linda O'Flynn from CASK was named World Class Irish Bartender of the Year 2019 by a panel of judges at the newly-opened Roe and Co Distillery in Dublin's Liberties. Her victory is the third in a row for CASK, as bartender Carl D’Alton was the 2018 winner, and Andy Ferreira won in ...

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Popular healthy fast food chain opens in Ireland and fans are very excited

LEON, which has 63 restaurants worldwide, will be brought to Ireland by Stuart Fitzgerald, Alan O’Neill, and Brian McIntyre. The restaurant group specializes in food that is both sustainable and tasty, with some of their best-known options including the GFC gluten-free chicken nuggets, the ...

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Here's where to get your pancake fix in Dublin

While there are plenty of places that serve pancakes in Dublin, we definitely have our favorites.

Read More: Pancake Tuesday: How to make pancakes like the Irish

Read on to find out where we go when we need our pancakes fix in Dublin!

Harrington Street, Dublin 8

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Are these the best of Irish brands in 2019?

Throughout July, we're celebrating the best of Irish with our #InternationalIrish campaign and we want to discover Ireland's favorite brand, have your say in our poll at the end of this article!

Read More: Ireland's favorite brand chosen by the public

From Guinness to Kerrygold, ...

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Best of Irish brands 2019

Throughout July, we're celebrating the best of Irish with our #InternationalIrish campaign and we want to discover Ireland's favorite brand, have your say in our poll at the end of this article!

Read More: Ireland's favorite brand chosen by the public

A strong brand attracts ...

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Did you know that Michael Collins was the third man on the moon flight?

Michael Collins was the third man on the first space flight that landed man on the moon in July 1969, 50 years ago this month. He was the astronaut who stayed with the orbiter while Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong made it to the surface.

I was reminded of the greatness of America reading ...

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