Nine reasons why Guinness Is the most underrated beer | IrishCentral.com

One of Ireland’s oldest beers, and most internationally recognized logos, here are some reasons why Guinness is highly underrated. Guinness Brewery was established at St James’ Gate in Dublin by Arthur Guinness in 1759. Since then it has transformed itself from humble beginnings at a run-down brewery into a global success being available in over … Read more

WATCH: Lewis Capaldi gets surprise “Mega Pint” of Guinness in Belfast

Scottish singer Lewis Capaldi got a “mega” surprise when he ordered a pint of Guinness at a bar in Belfast.  Capaldi, the 25-year-old singer from Glasgow, Scotland, was in Northern Ireland to perform at the Belsonic Festival at Ormeau Park, his biggest ever headline gig in Belfast. Following his performance on Sunday, Capaldi and his … Read more

Irish woman swims around New York in honor of late brother Anthony Foley

The sister of former Irish rugby international Anthony Foley has swum around Manhattan Island in memory of her late brother.  Rosie Foley and her friend Andrea Newport completed the 28.5-mile swim in eight hours and 28 minutes, swimming under all 20 bridges connected to Manhattan.  Speaking after completing the swim, Rosie said she felt “privileged” … Read more

The tragedy behind how abortion became legal in Ireland

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from “A New Ireland” (Skyhorse Publishing) by Niall O’Dowd, founder of IrishCentral. “Ireland Murders Pregnant Indian Dentist.” – India Times “This is a Catholic country, we don’t allow abortion.” – Irish midwife to Savita Halappanavar as she lay dying after a pregnancy gone wrong. Soon after he was elected … Read more

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill progresses in UK government

The Northern Ireland Protocol Bill passed through the second reading stage in the UK House of Commons on Monday, June 27, with MPs voting 295 to 221 in favor. The British government claims that the new legislation “aims to fix parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol, restore stability, and protect the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement,” … Read more

Seeing Ireland through my father’s vintage Kodachrome images

A savvy traveler in 1953 to Ireland from rural Minnesota packs a portable 35mm camera, Kodachrome slide film, and other essentials for world travel. That’s exactly what my father did before heading to the island of Ireland. My late father Martin, nicknamed Marty to avoid confusion with his father, Martin J. Walsh Sr., made our … Read more

Ed Sheeran gives nod to his Irish heritage at Freedom of the City of London awards

Ed Sheeran, one of the most successful singer-songwriters of his generation, has been awarded the Freedom of the City of London. Sheeran was honored as a Patron of the London Irish Centre in Camden, a charity that has worked with Irish people in London since 1948.  The London Irish Centre has evolved from a bed-and-board … Read more

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