The Irish in Chicago

The Irish in Chicago

By 1890, Chicago had the third highest population of Irish emigrants in the USA. The city's Irish-American heroes include Butch O'Hare, Captain Francis O'Neill, Richard Daley, Mother Jones and the men who built the I&M Canal. Unlimited access for €1 a month / €12 a...
Ruby Walsh, Champion Jockey – King of Cheltenham

Ruby Walsh, Champion Jockey – King of Cheltenham

With 58 wins at Cheltenham, Ruby Walsh is comfortably the most successful jockey in the Festival’s history.  He was also Irish jump jockey champion twelve times between 1998 and 2017 and, when he retired in 2019, he was the third most prolific winner in British and...
Benjamin Benson – A Bermudan Evangelical in Ireland

Benjamin Benson – A Bermudan Evangelical in Ireland

1847 saw the publication of ‘A Narrative of the life of Benjamin Benson, in which Mr Benson, a former slave, abolitionist, evangelist and anti-alcohol speaker exposed the horrors of slavery in Bemuda. Born into slavery in St George’s, Bermuda, in 1818, Benjamin...