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December / January 2007

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On the Waterfront

History, Hope and the Port of Belfast In the lives of cities, boldness and vision rarely follow catastrophe,” wrote...

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Business at Tiffany’s

Jim Quinn, President of Tiffany & Co., talks to Patricia Harty about business at Tiffany’s, his Irish heritage and...

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Irish Actors, Scholars & Playwrights at Princeton

Distinguished Irish actors, theater directors and other luminaries gathered at Princeton University Oct. 13-15 for...

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Celtic Songbirds

Bringing to life the music we love Here’s a moderately interesting question: Do women lean towards male singers, and men...

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The Continuing Education of John Duddy

Thomas Hauser takes a look at the Derryman’s biggest battle and the repercussions it may have on his career On...

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In This Issue

Business at Tiffany’s

Jim Quinn, President of Tiffany & Co., talks to Patricia Harty about business at Tiffany’s, his Irish heritage and family, and his commitment to New York. On that famous strip of Fifth Avenue...

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The First Word: Epic Journeys

I remember as a young immigrant strolling down Fifth Avenue and stopping to look in the windows at Tiffany’s. I was enthralled. I lived in the Bronx and most evenings after my shift I headed to the...

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Lord of the Dance Marries His Lady

Lord of the Dance creator and star Michael Flatley threw open the doors of his magnificent, historic castle in Cork earlier this month to marry his leading lady, dancer Niamh O’Brien, in front of...

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Irish Eye on Hollywood

Donal Logue is best known for the years he starred in the solid, if not exactly brilliant, sitcom Grounded for Life. His character was named Sean Finnerty, and Logue’s own name certainly is Irish....

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Nearly Lost, But Not Forgotten

A mong the many victims when a major city experiences near death are the personal artifacts of the families who called it home and the history of the people and ancestors who came before...

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Quote Unquote

“I’m so proud for Ireland, bar that clown on the last green.” – Paul McGinley speaking after Europe retained the Ryder Cup for a third successive time. The “clown” was a streaker who ran...

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Irish Actors, Scholars & Playwrights at Princeton

Distinguished Irish actors, theater directors and other luminaries gathered at Princeton University Oct. 13-15 for discussions, readings and performances highlighting the “Players & Painted...

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Roots: Quinn

The family name Quinn or Quin is an anglicized form of “O Cuinn,” meaning “of Conn.” O’Cuinnde notes lineage from the legendary High King of Ireland, Conn of the Hundred Battles. Conn is...

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On the Waterfront

History, Hope and the Port of Belfast In the lives of cities, boldness and vision rarely follow catastrophe,” wrote architectural critic Paul Goldberger. The city of Belfast in Northern Ireland may...

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The Continuing Education of John Duddy

Thomas Hauser takes a look at the Derryman’s biggest battle and the repercussions it may have on his career On September 29, John Duddy fought Yory Boy Campas at the Theater at Madison Square...

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Review of Books

Recommended Two new books chart U2’s four-decade rise from Dublin to superstardom. They both remind you what an incredible journey it has been. First there is U2 by U2 (told by the band with the...

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Slainte: Holiday Cheer

A family recipe for eggnog that’s smooth as liquid silk, and kicks like a country mule Once upon a time, when the year-end holidays rolled around, no one outdid me in the celebration staging arena....

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Celtic Songbirds

Bringing to life the music we love Here’s a moderately interesting question: Do women lean towards male singers, and men towards women singers? Based on a sample poll of myself and my partner, the...

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Our Epic Journey to Affluence

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Future historians will not ask why Ireland boomed in the Ahern decade but rather why the coming of the Celtic Tiger took so long One hundred years ago, this country produced not just a great cultural...

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The Falls and the Conways

The picture above shows the three Conway sisters, Jennie, Mary and Catherine, taken with their Conway cousins in 1909, at 55 Whitby Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. The sisters, though their dress and...

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Lord of the Dance Marries His Lady

Lord of the Dance creator and star Michael Flatley threw open the doors of his magnificent,...

Irish Eye on Hollywood

Donal Logue is best known for the years he starred in the solid, if not exactly brilliant, sitcom...

Quote Unquote

“I’m so proud for Ireland, bar that clown on the last green.” – Paul McGinley speaking...

Irish Actors, Scholars & Playwrights at Princeton

Distinguished Irish actors, theater directors and other luminaries gathered at Princeton University...

Nearly Lost, But Not Forgotten

A mong the many victims when a major city experiences near death are the personal artifacts of the...