An excerpt from Seven Seconds, Holly Millea’s best-selling e-book in which celebrities and other luminaries share where they were and what they were doing when they found out JFK had been...More
Recently published books of Irish and Irish-American interest. Recommended: The Christmas Kid Pete Hamill is New York’s City’s citizen chronicler. The constantly changing metropolis features in...More
The last battlefield of the 1916 Rising’s heroes must be preserved. Moore Street, Dublin – for years the bustling site of flower markets and fruit sellers, but today the object of a fight to...More
On this day in 1917, Irish priest Father Edward J. Flanagan founded what would become known as “Boys Town” in Omaha, Nebraska. Beginning as a home for troubled and neglected children, only six boys entered the home upon its establishment. Flanagan, who had previously run the Workingman’s Hotel, a haven for downtrodden workers, understood that neglected orphans were at a higher risk to turn to crime in their later years. After its establishment, “Boys Town” enrollment soared to over 100 boys and a school was built. The institution remains today and has since changed its name to “Boys and Girls Town” due to its now co-ed enrollment.