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Irish eyes are smiling at Ireland’s Christmas markets in Dublin and Belfast

 IRELAND, December 7, 2019 — For anyone traveling to the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland for the holidays, the “Emerald Island” has spruced up and added millions of lights along with plenty of red to complement the traditional Irish green. Sparkling with twinkling lights, replete with delicious food and drink and brimming with great ...

Ireland’s St. Patrick: His long journey from Slave to Saint

St. Patrick, a teen of noble Roman birth, was taken to Ireland as a captive and enslaved by Irish slave traders around 400 AD. One day, after six years of slavery, he heard the voice of God telling him to go back to Rome. Later he returned to Ireland as a Bishop of the Church.

St. Patrick’s Day: top Irish surnames

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 17, 2016 — Everyone is a bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! Or so they say. Here in the United States it is a day of celebration for all things Irish. Children in school wear green or get pinched. Pubs, nightclubs, restaurants—especially in cities with large Irish populations–swill green beer. We eat ...

Muslims flee Northern Ireland to escape anti-Islam violence

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 — Some Muslims in Northern Ireland have announced plans to leave the country to avoid anti-Islamic violence. The announcement comes after an attack on a Muslim family in the city of Belfast, when crazed rioters broke into their home and assaulted them. READ ALSO: Random acts of kindness by Muslim faithful too ...

The List: Top 10 Irish movie stars (2014 edition)

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2013 – As you can see in the image above, dating from March 17 2009, the Chicago River runs green on or around every St. Patrick’s Day. It’s Chicago’s way of celebrating the fabled Irish holy man who not only was responsible for bringing Catholicism to Ireland but for summarily dismissing all the ...