At the 2014 TCM festival in Hollywood this past April, Maureen O’Hara was on hand to introduce How Green Was My Valley and to chat with Robert Osborne, film historian and host of Turner Classic...More
The remains of 83 Irish Famine immigrants were reinterred on Staten Island in late April as a crowd of over 700 came to pay their respects from as far away as Chicago. The remains were initially...More
Does the diaspora matter? That was the key issue of discussion at the U.S.-Ireland Forum. The first ever conference on the Irish diaspora was held in New York City in November. It drew upwards of...More
Before the council of Dublin, William de Vescy, inheritor of Co. Kildare and the appointed Lord Justice of Ireland, accused John FitzThomas, Baron of Offaly, of defamation before King Edward I and the council in England. FitzThomas had claimed that de Vescy described the king as the most perverse knight of the kingdom. He also claimed that de Vescy accused the King of cowardice during the siege of Kenilworth Castle and that he was organizing an uprising against Edward I. A battle followed and the two men were summoned before the king at Westminster. On this date, de Vescy appeared in Westminster but FitzThomas did not; de Vescy thus won his case by default.