Much praise has been lauded on Richard Linklater’s 12 years spent making Boyhood, the indie film that garnered a slew of awards including Golden Globes, SAGs, BAFTAs, and Oscar nominations. Much of...More
Wreaths were laid at centennial commemorative ceremonies marking the Allied landing at Gallipoli by representatives of the Irish Government in cities around the world this weekend. In New York,...More
One of the 100 most common surnames in Ireland, the Lynch name derives from several independent clans who inhabited just about everywhere from Ulster to Cork. The most notorious of the Irish Lynches,...More
On this day in 1869, eight Irish laborers joined forces with a group of Chinese laborers to lay ten miles and fifty-six feet of track in under twelve hours for the Central Pacific Railroad company. It was a record in track-laying never to be equalled. The feat was the result of an ongoing rivalry between the Union Pacific and Charles Crocker’s Central Pacific. Each rail handler lifted approximately 125 tons of iron during the day. A few days later, the workmen rode in a wagon as part of Sacramento’s railroad celebration, while onlookers threw them flowers.