As you will see when you turn the pages, we couldn’t stop with the photographs in this commemorative issue. From North America to Argentina, Australia to Ireland, and places in between, we bring...More
As March is Irish Heritage Month, there are countless gatherings and events planned worldwide to celebrate all things Irish. We at Irish America are encouraging the Irish diaspora to reunite on...More
Connemara marble boot charm, carried by an Irish soldier (Catalogue #EPH 4892). © IWM What more fascinatingly intimate look into the lives of soldiers of WWI than a glimpse into the tokens they...More
The Staunton family suffered unbelievable loss when their 12-year-old son was mis-diagnosed and died from sepsis, an infection that could easily have been treated with antibiotics, but they have...More
Thomas Moore, the famous Irish poet who penned the lyrics to “The Minstrel Boy” and “The Last Rose of Summer,” died on this day in 1852. Born in Dublin in 1779, Moore showed an early interest in music. While studying law at Middle Temple in London, Moore gained recognition for ballads such as “The Meeting of the Waters.” His earliest works were published in “Moore’s Irish Melodies” in 1846 and 1852. Along with songs and poems, Moore also wrote plays and operas. After a rocky start, he forged a close friendship with Lord Byron. Moore is considered Ireland’s national bard, similar to the way Robert Burns is considered Scotland’s national bard.