Archive for April, 2017

Weekly Comment:
The 24th Annual Eithne & Paddy Fitzpatrick Memorial Golf Tournament

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 attractive golf courses, located in Scarborough, NY. The Eithne & Paddy Fitzpatrick Memorial Fund was created in honor of John Fitzpatrick’s lateRead more..

Support Irish athletes at the Gaelic Players Association’s Annual Golf Outing

On May 22 Gaelic Athletic Association fans will have a unique opportunity to play a round of golf with some of the league’s legendary players at a fundraising event at the exclusive Westchester Country Club in New York. The annual golf outing is hosted by the Gaelic Players Association, the non-profit representative body for theRead more..

Weekly Comment:
Earth Day, and the Irish American Who Started It

Forty seven years ago, on April 22, the millions of people participated in events across the country in the first celebration of Earth Day. According to a New York Times article about the event, more than 2,000 colleges participated, 10,000 K-12 schools, and a couple thousand towns. The wire services tallied the total participation atRead more..

Ford Company Celebrates
100 Years in Ireland

William Clay Ford, Jr. Ford executive chairman and Irish America Hall of Fame inductee, traveled to County Cork to pay tribute to the centenary of the first Ford plant in Ireland. ℘℘℘ William Clay Ford, Jr. the great-great grandson of Irish American automobile pioneer Henry Ford, unveiled a plaque and bench in Ballinascarthy, Ireland onRead more..

Weekly Comment:
The Great Tate Caper

On April 12, 1956, two young Irish men walked into the Tate Gallery in London with one brazen objective in mind – to seize an £8 million impressionist masterpiece in the name of their country. ℘℘℘ Dubliner Paul Hogan and his mate Billy Fogarty from Galway believed that the painting, Berthe Morisot’s Jour d’Été, wasRead more..

Weekly Comment:
Irish America and WWI: The Story of Peter Thompson

April 6, 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the entrance of the United States into World War I. Irish Americans were mixed about intervention in Europe’s war, some supporting the dictum “England’s difficulty isIreland’s opportunity,” but nonetheless hundred of thousands of them enlisted to fight. Among the Irish who fought in America’s military was Butte,Read more..