Why do people place candles in their windows at Christmastime?

The tradition was brought to America by Irish immigrants whose ancestors had endured religious persecution.

Historic church unearthed in Dublin

Site was place of worship for persecuted Catholics during "penal times"

This miraculous well is the site of a mini “camino” in Ireland

St. Finbarr reportedly established this special pilgrimage site before casting out a local dragon.

Catholics and Protestants speak out against bill permitting abortion in Northern Ireland

The UK parliament has taken action to keep the Northern Ireland government running, but it includes controversial provisions.

This saint was sent to Ireland before St. Patrick

While Patrick became the "Apostle of Ireland," he wasn't the first bishop to preach on the Emerald Isle.

Exclusive photos: “Everyone’s Catholic on St. Patrick’s Day!”

Join in the celebration of a great saint in the heart of the Big Apple.

Did you know St. Patrick’s sister is also a saint?

According to local traditions, St. Darerca was a holy woman who had her own role in evangelizing Ireland.

The fire of St. Patrick that led to Ireland’s conversion

The pagan druids were astonished at what happened and many converted to Christianity because of it.

Irish police recover stolen head of 800-year-old Crusader

Returned to its resting place after it had gone missing for a week, it is unclear why the head was stolen.

11 Beautiful Irish wedding traditions for the modern bride

Add a little romantic charm from the Emerald Isle to your special day.