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October / November 2006

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Death of the Fisherman

With European legislation already curtailing the amount of available fishing waters, the Irish government’s proposed...

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The Abbey’s Rejuvenation

With artistic flair, business acumen, and oodles of courage, Fiach MacConghail is set to rejuvenate Ireland’s national...

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America’s Other Irish

Tom Deignan looks at the rich and diverse influence of the Irish in the South Statistics regarding the annual St....

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Tara’s Reign

Declan O’Kelly talks to Miss USA Tara Conner and finds there is a steely resolve and inner grace to this Southern...

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September 11th Tribute

The September 11th Families Association have taken over a former deli on 120 Liberty Street, right across from the World...

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In This Issue

Tara’s Reign

Tara Conner

Declan O’Kelly talks to Miss USA Tara Conner and finds there is a steely resolve and inner grace to this Southern beauty Tara Conner remembers being a boisterous girl who enjoyed the outdoor life,...

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Dancing at Lacrosseroads

Coach Richie Moran with the Irish lacrosse team

A look at the impressive development of the sport of lacrosse in ireland, normally known for Gaelic games, soccer and rugby It was not so startling to see the vivid green Ireland uniforms at the...

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News From Ireland

Taoiseach Bertie Ahern apologized to family of man shot by police

Taxi drivers in Ireland are targeting the Ryder Cup in their efforts to secure a fare rate hike from regulator Ger Deering. The three main taxi unions voted in favor of going on strike during the...

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Irish Eye on Hollywood

Bridget Moynahan

Two of Hollywood’s most promising young Irish actors, Cillian Murphy and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, remain very busy. And coming up the show biz ladder not far behind them is Kerry Condon, a...

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O’Higgins the Liberator Returns to the People

Bernardo O'Higgins, Liberator of Chile

Chile’s redheaded revolutionary has finally been returned to the people whom he struggled so fiercely to free. On March 9, the remains of Bernardo O’Higgins, the Irish-South American liberator,...

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The Destruction of St. Brigid’s

St. Brigid's Church after a construction crew began demolition

As we go to press, the future of St. Brigid’s Church hangs in the balance. On August 24, parishioners and supporters in favor of saving St. Brigid’s received a morale booster when Judge Barbara...

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Rockaway Honors Troops

Returning wounded soldier Christian Valle

For the second year, Irish-American families in Rockaway, New York, played weekend hosts to wounded soldiers July 6-9. Retired firefighter Captain Flip Mullen organized the visit of 40 soldiers from...

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America’s Other Irish

President Andrew Jackson's family came to South Carolina from Carrickfergus

Tom Deignan looks at the rich and diverse influence of the Irish in the South Statistics regarding the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in Savannah, Georgia, are well known. When the 2006...

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September 11th Tribute

The "Tribute in Light" memorial near the ground zero site

The September 11th Families Association have taken over a former deli on 120 Liberty Street, right across from the World Trade Center site, and created The Tribute  Center – a very personal...

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Death of the Fisherman

Fishing boat on sand

With European legislation already curtailing the amount of available fishing waters, the Irish government’s proposed decision to end the drift netting of salmon has put one of Ireland’s most...

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The Abbey’s Rejuvenation

Fiach MacConghail, Director of the Abbey Theatre

With artistic flair, business acumen, and oodles of courage, Fiach MacConghail is set to rejuvenate Ireland’s national theatre It was in January 2005 when Fiach MacConghail, knee deep in a...

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Leahy: Staying True to the Tune

(from left) Erin, Angus, Maria, Donnell, Agnes, Doug, Siobheann and Frank

Leahy sure knows how to bring a crowd to their feet. The Canadian group’s music fills a listener with the intensity of unfiltered joy, a rare experience in an age where songs lose their power after...

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Roots: O’Connor

O'Connor crest

The O’Connor name, with its varied spellings, doesn’t spring from a common source. The name arose in five areas of Ireland: Connacht, Kerry, Derry, Offaly, and Clare and split into six distinct...

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Review of Books

Pound For Pound by F.X. Toole

FICTION F.X. Toole found literary success at the age of 70, and his first collection of stories Rope Burns was the basis for Clint Eastwood’s Oscar winning film Million Dollar Baby. Sadly, Toole...

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First Word: America The Beautiful

We are treated to a bevy of Irish beauties in this issue – from Miss USA to the Rose of Tralee. And not to get sentimental (I think it’s part of being Irish, or at least my genetic code,...

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Slainte: Ghosts, Goblins & Ghoulies

Illustration: "Whistle" by German artist Gertrude Degenhardt based in Ireland

Edythe Preet writes on the creepy creatures inhabiting forest, fen, hillock, and shore of the Emerald Isle When it comes to goblins, ghosts and ghoulies, most folk – without a fluttering...

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When Latvian Eyes Are Smiling

Pulling pints and feeding clients inside the Long Dock pub in Carrigaholt, County Clare

Last year they opened a new Irish pub on Main Street here [Milford, Michigan]. O’Callaghan’s they call it, and it’s owned by two Palestinians who did it up in high Paddy style, with snugs and...

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Photo Album: The Yankee Division

Eddie Burke (center) of the American Legion

Born in predominantly Irish Catholic South Boston in 1895, my father Edward H. Burke rose to become battlefield combatant, sign letterer for the City of Boston, family man and post commander of the...

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Hibernia

O’Higgins the Liberator Returns to the People

Chile’s redheaded revolutionary has finally been returned to the people whom he struggled so...

Dancing at Lacrosseroads

A look at the impressive development of the sport of lacrosse in ireland, normally known for Gaelic...

News From Ireland

Taxi drivers in Ireland are targeting the Ryder Cup in their efforts to secure a fare rate hike...

The Destruction of St. Brigid’s

As we go to press, the future of St. Brigid’s Church hangs in the balance. On August 24,...

Irish Eye on Hollywood

Two of Hollywood’s most promising young Irish actors, Cillian Murphy and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers,...

Rockaway Honors Troops

For the second year, Irish-American families in Rockaway, New York, played weekend hosts to wounded...