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April / May 2005

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Maureen O’Hara:
The Queen of Technicolor

84, still fiery and wearing red, Maureen O’Hara stood before 700 guests at the Irish Film and Television Awards in...

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Maureen O’Hara:
The Queen of Technicolor

84, still fiery and wearing red, Maureen O’Hara stood before 700 guests at the Irish Film and Television Awards in Dublin last September as she accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award. Coupled...

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First Word: The Best
& The Brightest

When we compiled our first Top 100 list in 1985, we did it to show that the Irish had not all vanished into the mainstream of American life but were still a viable ethnic group. Almost 20 years...

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News From Ireland

Setbacks Send Sinn Féin Reeling Having been at the center of the peace process and made huge electoral gains north and south of the border, the year has begun disastrously for Sinn Féin. A series...

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News in Brief

TAOISEACH Bertie Ahem led a 200-strong trade delegation to China in an effort to increase trade and develop investment opportunities between the two countries. Contacts between Dublin and Beijing...

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Oscars and Golden Globes

The Hollywood award season is in full swing, and the Irish are making their usual strong showing. Up for an Academy Award for best screenplay is Hotel Rwanda, which also was up for a Globe as best...

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Making the Universal Story

Colum McCann’s writing is so intensely visual that adapting his work to the visual realm is a delicate task indeed. This year, Gary McKendry, a young director from Northern Ireland, succeeded...

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Irish Raise Funds
for Tsunami Relief

Two Irish nationals were listed among the dead in the massive toll from the December 26 tsunami in Far East Asia. The bodies of Eilis Finnegan, 27, from Dublin and Conor Keightley, 31, from...

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St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Chicagoeans will celebrate by dying the river green. In Boston, it’s a city holiday (officially it’s Evacuation Day). In New York City, Grand Marshal Denis Kelleher from County Kerry will...

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Irish Eye on Hollywood

A recent New York Times article about the next installment of the Batman movie series was headlined “Batman Now Speaks With a British Accent.” That may be true regarding Christian Bale,...

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Irish Team Win the Yukon Arctic Ultra

Just walking around the block in the daunting cold of Canada’s far north is a test. Try hiking 100 miles across frozen rivers, through deep woods and over wind-scoured hills. Five Irishmen took...

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Celtic Voices

Six Weeks of Music from Ireland, Scotland and England Satalla, New York City’s premier world music venue, presents Celtic Voices, a series of Irish and Scottish musical performances throughout...

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Corr Kicks Off the Craic

The Craic Film Fleadh, now in its seventh year, premiered a number of Irish and Irish-American films in New York City, March 2 – 5. The Gala Opening night featured The Boys and Girl from Clare,...

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The Ceilidh Trail

Trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia and Cape Breton, June 18-24, 2005. It is said there are more fiddles per square mile in Cape Breton than anywhere else in the world. Join us as we leave from Newark, NJ...

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Raise the Roof

Raise the Roof, a documentary on the building and opening of the Glór Irish Music Centre in Co. Clare, had its New York City premiere on February 24. Produced and directed by Patrick Farrelly and...

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Making the Universal Story

Colum McCann’s writing is so intensely visual that adapting his work to the visual realm is a...

The Ceilidh Trail

Trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia and Cape Breton, June 18-24, 2005. It is said there are more fiddles...

Irish Team Win the Yukon Arctic Ultra

Just walking around the block in the daunting cold of Canada’s far north is a test. Try...

Raise the Roof

Raise the Roof, a documentary on the building and opening of the Glór Irish Music Centre in Co....

Irish Raise Funds
for Tsunami Relief

Two Irish nationals were listed among the dead in the massive toll from the December 26 tsunami in...

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Chicagoeans will celebrate by dying the river green. In Boston, it’s a city holiday...

News From Ireland

Setbacks Send Sinn Féin Reeling Having been at the center of the peace process and made huge...

Oscars and Golden Globes

The Hollywood award season is in full swing, and the Irish are making their usual strong showing....

Irish Eye on Hollywood

A recent New York Times article about the next installment of the Batman movie series was headlined...

Corr Kicks Off the Craic

The Craic Film Fleadh, now in its seventh year, premiered a number of Irish and Irish-American...

News in Brief

TAOISEACH Bertie Ahem led a 200-strong trade delegation to China in an effort to increase trade and...

Celtic Voices

Six Weeks of Music from Ireland, Scotland and England Satalla, New York City’s premier world...