Irish History


Irish Railroad Workers

Early in the nineteenth century America was beginning to rapidly expand to the west, and the railroads were to play a major role.  Seeking labor for the construction the Irish were viewed by the Americans as a valuable kind of emigrant to the United States; cheap labor and a way […]

Irish Railroad Workers

Irish Clan Symbol

Origins of Irish Surnames

In ancient Ireland the population was much smaller and the mass movement of peo­ple was uncommon. It was usual therefore to be known by only one name: Niall, Eoin, Art, etc. As long as there was no one else in the same area with the same name then there was […]


1916 Easter Rising Patriots #3

1916 Rising Leaders Éamonn Ceannt was born in Ballymoe, Co. Galway in 1881, the son of a R.I.C. officer. He was educated in Ballymoe at the Irish Christian Brother’s school. After leaving school he joined the Gael­ic League, where he first met Patrick Pearse and Eoin MacNeil. He also worked […]

1916 Easter Rising Patriots

1916 Easter Rising Patriots

1916 Easter Rising Patriots #2

Patrick Pearse was born in Dublin in 1879. His father James was a stone worker who worked on Church buildings in Dublin. His mother Margaret was a survivor of the Great Hunger in 1846 and came to Dublin from Co. Meath, where she met James and raised four children, Patrick […]