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Shamrock marathon ends with proposal for lucky couple

Just when we thought we'd had our fill of feel-good St Patrick's Day stories for 2019 with the news of the 9-year-old Irish boy who rented a hotel room with his pocket money so his granny could watch the parade in Cork, along comes the Shamrock marathon proposal!

While getting to the end ...

yesterday 21:04 open_in_new
The United Nations held a massive St Patrick's Day party and it looked incredible

We bet your St Patrick's Day party wasn't half as good the United Nations St Patrick's Day party looked! Ireland's Mission to the UN organized their colleagues a little bit of a session and it looks like it was great craic altogether. 

The team even got up to perform the Walls of ...

yesterday 20:01 open_in_new
Paul Ryan joins the board of Fox Corporation

Fox Corporation has welcomed Irish American Paul Ryan as the newest member of their board. 

The newly slimmed-down Fox Corporation, the parent company of Fox News, appointed Ryan and three other board of directors on Tuesday as a deal with Disney was wrapping up. 

Come Wednesday ...

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WATCH: Steve Coogan as an Irish farmer singing rebel tunes on the BBC is hilarious

Steve Coogan played an Irish farmer who sings rebel tunes during this week’s St. Patrick’s Day episode of his BBC comedy ‘This Time with Alan Partridge.’

Read More: WATCH: New trailer for ‘Stan & Ollie’ starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly

The BBC comedy, which ...

yesterday 18:58 open_in_new
Dropkick Murphys' Ken Casey involved in Boston St. Patrick's Day show scuffle

Dropkick Murphys' bassist Ken Casey was involved in a scuffle while performing in Boston as part of the band's St. Patrick's Day weekend show lineup at The House of Blues.

Read More: Dropkick Murphys announce their St. Patrick’s Day 2019 tour

Speaking with The Boston Globe, Ken ...

yesterday 17:55 open_in_new
Tributes pour in for teenagers killed in Cookstown 'crush' on St. Patrick's Day

Tributes are pouring in online for the three teenagers who were killed in Cookstown, Co Tyrone during what is being called a 'crush' outside of a teenage disco on St. Patrick's Day.

Read More: St. Patrick’s Day horror – three teens killed in Tyrone disco stampede

Morgan Barnard, ...

yesterday 16:52 open_in_new
White Horse – historic Greenwich Village saloon of Dylan Thomas and Clancy Brothers sold

The ghosts of Dylan Thomas and the Clancy Brothers are about to descend in a rage on the sacred White Horse saloon on Hudson Street in Greenwich Village.

I went to the White Horse Tavern on Hudson Street on March 6  to have a liquid lunch with my pals, Neil Granger, and Joanie Leinwoll. I ...

yesterday 09:31 open_in_new
Irish famine memorial in Philadelphia to be moved

The bronze monument, which was sculpted by artist Glenna Goodacre, is the centerpiece of a 1.5-acre park designed by award-winning landscape architect Pauline Hurley-Kurtz. Dedicated in 2003, it was built to commemorate the 150th anniversary of An Gorta Mor, the Great Hunger, and to recognize ...

yesterday 09:31 open_in_new
Interesting history behind gold shamrock Kate Middleton wore on St. Patrick’s Day

The Duchess of Cambridge had the beautiful piece pinned to her forest green Alexander McQueen coat while participating in the century-old custom of presenting shamrocks to the Irish Guards.

Read More: Kate Middleton and Prince William celebrated St Patrick’s Day with a pint of ...

yesterday 09:31 open_in_new
Tracing your Irish ancestry - The O'Connor Clan

Ó Conchobhair.

"Descendant of Conchobhair," meaning dog lover.

Limerick, Clare, Kerry, and Cork.

From God every help.

- Without the O’ prefix, it is a popular first name for boys in English speaking countries.

- There were at least five unrelated Ó Conchobhair ...

yesterday 08:28 open_in_new
Ever felt you have ‘lost’ time? You could have encountered fairies

‘Losing’ time is a common after-effect from an encounter with the fairy of Ireland. Many people have returned from an encounter with a fairy reporting that they have ‘lost’ time, which is usually measured in minutes, hours or days, and in some cases even years.

One man knows this ...

yesterday 08:28 open_in_new
Look at books: Songs of the "unstoppable" New York Irish

Being Irish in New York City once meant being feared, dismissed or despised. That was the story of the 19th century from the Famine ships to the draft riots to the pitched battles in the Five Points.

Read more: Celebrating powerful women, finding the truth in two new Irish ...

yesterday 08:28 open_in_new
BurgerFest 2019 has revealed Ireland's official best burger

BurgerFest, which is held in association with Ballymaloe Foods and run by FSTVLR, aims to highlight the best burgers from all around the country. The festival took place from January 28th- February 3rd, holding events to promote the humble burger. Some of the events that took place throughout ...

yesterday 08:28 open_in_new
Irish country music phenomenon Nathan Carter's glittering road ahead

Nathan Carter is Ireland's biggest country star, easily out-selling even One Direction and Michael Buble in Ireland and charting number one singles with crossover pop appeal. Currently, he's on his "Born for the Road" tour in Europe and the U.S., and his final date will be a sold-out show at the ...

yesterday 08:28 open_in_new
Irish famine memorial in Philadelphia to be moved

The bronze monument, which was sculpted by artist Glenna Goodacre, is the centerpiece of a 1.5-acre park designed by award-winning landscape architect Pauline Hurley-Kurtz. Dedicated in 2003, it was built to commemorate the 150th anniversary of An Gorta Mor, the Great Hunger, and to recognize ...

yesterday 08:28 open_in_new
Interesting history behind gold shamrock Kate Middleton wore on St. Patrick’s Day

The Duchess of Cambridge had the beautiful piece pinned to her forest green Alexander McQueen coat while participating in the century-old custom of presenting shamrocks to the Irish Guards.

Read More: Kate Middleton and Prince William celebrated St Patrick’s Day with a pint of ...

yesterday 08:28 open_in_new
Birthday boy Hozier, the Kardashians and Jimmy Fallon had a great St Patrick's Day

A very happy belated birthday to our favorite Irish man and all-around gent, Hozier! The singer was in full St Patrick's Day spirit as he celebrated his birthday on the road in Charlotte. 

Plenty of other celebs got into the March 17 mischief yesterday. Be prepared for some amazing baby ...

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Irish-based group joins transatlantic agreement to challenge Down Syndrome terminations

Following a meeting in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the Irish-based group Disability Voices for Life and USA-based Chloe’s Foundation signed a declaration that they plan to seek civic society support across the US and Europe with the goal of bringing it before State legislatures in the USA, ...

yesterday 00:04 open_in_new
Largest human shamrock sets new St Patrick's Day world record

The community of people from Elmira, met in a local park yesterday dressed in green ponchos to make the three-leaf clover shape.

Read More: Irish 9-year-old rents hotel room so Granny could see St. Patrick's Day Parade

The event was the culmination of several months planning and the ...

yesterday 23:01 open_in_new
The best Irish hangover cures to aid your St Patrick's Day recovery

It's March 18 and we know that one or two of you may have lived up to that horrible Irish stereotype and indulged in one too many this St Patrick's Day.

Your head is spinning, your mouth is dry and your body feels like you have just gone a round with Mike Tyson.

Have no fear! We’ve ...

2019-03-18 20:49 open_in_new
Poll: Does St Patrick’s Day live up to the hype?

It's one of those days that comes around just once a year but that you spend weeks and in some cases months preparing for.

While many people have given up on the likes of New Year's Eve because it always seems to lead to disappointment no matter how much you try not to get your hopes up, ...

2019-03-18 20:49 open_in_new