The annual conference of the Society for Irish Latin American Studies (SILAS), “Island Relations: Ireland, Cuba and the Latin World,” was held in Havana over four days in February. The conference...More
New York, NY: The 24th Annual Eithne & Paddy Fitzpatrick Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on May 15th, 2017 at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club, one of the country’s most prestigious and...More
Leading historians reveal the American story behind Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising with new books and exhibitions that explore America’s role in the Rising. ℘℘℘ “No people ever believed...More
A pathogen called Phytophthora infestans has long been recognized as the cause of the Irish Potato Famine, which led to over one million deaths. But until recently, scientists were unsure of exactly...More
Thomas Lewis, a pioneer of the state of Virginia, was born on this day in 1718, in Co. Donegal to John and Margaret Lynn Lewis. John emigrated from Ireland to Philadelphia in 1728 and sent for his family to come over in 1730. In 1732 the Irish family made the bold move to Spotsylvania County, an area near the Shenandoah River, along what was then the western frontier of the colonies. Lewis married a woman named Jane Strother in 1749, and the two settled on a plantation called Lynwood. Lewis went on to become one of the first judges in Augusta County, represented his county in The House of Burgesses and, post-independence, in the House of Delegates. He died in 1790, one of the largest owners of property in the county.