The University of Virginia presents this look at our first Irish-American President,
born in Carrickfergus, County Antrim.
Archives of Irish America
The New York Public Library presents this online collection including several virtual exhibits that are well-done and worthwhile.
Our tenth Irish-American President (42nd U.S. President), whose parents were William Jefferson Blythe, Jr. and Virginia Dell Cassidy.
Official site of the famous Irish landmark. See also http://www.iol.ie/~discover/blarney.htm.
A celebration of the life and work of one of Ireland's greatest writers, James Joyce.
Book of Kells
This collection of seven images from the original tome speaks for itself; see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Kells for more detailed background information.
Celebrating St. Patrick and the Irish
Biography.com offers this history of the patron Saint of Ireland and the history of his people.
This site offers
hundreds of original Celtic texts that have been scanned in and made available online.
Celtic Knotwork Creator
click on any point of intersection to create and learn.
Celtic Music Interpretive Centre
Web presence of organization dedicated to preserving Irish music, offering information, photos and videos online.
This site is a companion to the Library of Congress Children's program of the same name; webcasts now available.
CIA World Factbook: Ireland
Current information on the emerald isle from the U.S. State Department.
Corpus of Electronic Texts
CELT is presented by the Department of History and the Computer Center of the University of Cork to showcase Irish history and culture.
Cromwell in Ireland
History of the official injection of English rule into northern Ireland in the 1600s.
Day in the Life of an Irish Immigrant Child
PBS Go presents this interactive look at what life was like for Irish immigrant children.
Official site of the historic entrypoint into the United States for European immigrants.
Enchanted Learning: Ireland
Elementary-level information and activities; see also http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/stpatrick/.
Encyclopedia of Visual Arts in Ireland
Quick-loading collection of images, information and links about Irish art through history.
Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry
Online version of William Butler Yeats’ collection of traditional Irish literature, presented in plain text for quick loading..
Flags of the World: Ireland
A visual examination of the flag of the Republic of Ireland, as well as regional and historic flags of the past.
Explanation of the native language and alphabet of Ireland; see also http://english.glendale.cc.ca.us/gaelic.html and http://www.irishdictionary.ie/home.
Government of Ireland
Official web site of the Irish government.
History of St. Patrick's Day
The History Channel looks at the factual history of this truly most Irish of holidays.
Contemporary online portal that shares news, culture and events happening across Ireland.
Elementary-level look-and-listen presentation on all things to do with Ireland.
Ireland Fun Facts
All kinds of trivia and information about Ireland, from its past to its present; search by keyword too.
Ireland's History in Maps
RootsWeb offers this thoroughly searchable collection of counties, clans, castles and surnames.
Irish Colonial Immigration
Library of Congress presents this examination of Irish immigration through time, including a timeline and the "Can you speak Irish?" game.
Irish Culture and Customs
Russ Haggerty hosts this collection of pages on Irish life, including a section exclusively for kids.
Irish Literature, Mythology, Folklore and Drama
Comprehensive directory of links to all kinds of Irish lore, legends and literature.
Irish Myths and Legends
2000 ThinkQuest entry from students at the Newpark School in Dublin; Flash and text versions available.
Irish Potato Famine
Flash-based look at the potato famine examines the events that compelled countrymen to migrate abroad.
Irish Script on Screens
Substantive site from the School of Celtic Studies, of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, offered in both English and Gaelic,
Succinct collection of original Irish tales from throughout history, presented by Dove Art.
Fast-loading collection of crests and surnames; visually stimulating way to immerse students in the clans of Ireland.
Our third Irish-American President (15th President of the U.S.), born in County Donegal about 1761.
James K. Polk
Official site of our second Irish-American President (11th U.S. President), whose great-grandfather, William Pollock, came from County Donegal.
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Our seventh Irish-American President (35th U.S. President) who was also our first Irish-Catholic President.
His father's great-grandparents were Patrick Kennedy, born in Dunganstown, County Wexford, about 1823, and Bridget Murphy, born in Owenduff, County Wexford, about 1827. His mother's great grandparents were Thomas Fitzgerald, born in Bruff, County Limerick, in 1823, and Rose Anna Cox, born in County Cavan in 1835.
PBS' American Experience presents this site that accompanies the television production, including a teacher's guide.
Kool Kids of Ireland
Students from Whitechurch, Ireland share their country's history, culture, hobbies and interests.
Wikipedia entry on the national faerie folk of Ireland, covering the lore and the evolution of this myth..
Map of Ireland
Nice illustration of the four traditional provinces, as well as major cities and towns, in color.
National Archives of Ireland
National Archives of Ireland presents the modern Irish state documenting its history and national identity.
National Gallery of Ireland
Online presence of the museum that showcases great works of work, directly from Ireland.
Plant and animal life of Ireland, presented by this well-respected site on life science.
The National Library of Ireland presents this look at the people and events that contributed to the Easter Rebellion of 1916.
Wonderful pictorial collection of ancient Irish castles by visiting Swede,
Our eighth Irish-American President (37th U.S. President), who was descended from James Moore, who was born in Ballymoney, County Antrim, in 1777.
Our ninth Irish-American President (40th U.S. President), whose great-grandfather, Michael Reagan, was from County Tipperary.
St. Patrick's Day Hearty Recipes
Kraft presents this array of recipes from appetizers to entrees to desserts, all based in Irish culinary tradition.
Traditions and Customs in Ireland
Fun. interesting though less academic site on Irish ways; great for practicing information literacy skills online.
History, music, entertainment and travel in Ireland, presented in detail.
Ulysses S. Grant
Our fourth Irish-American President (18th U.S. President), whose mother was was the granddaughter of John Simpson, who was born in Northern Ireland about 1738.
Uniting the Kingdoms
Hhe British National Archives presents this examination of the intertwined histories of England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and France.
Our fifth Irish-American President (25th U.S. President), who was born in Ireland in 1705 and immigrated to America.
Our sixth Irish-American President (28th U.S. President), whose grandfather was born in Strabane, County Down, in 1787.
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