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Finding Home

September, 1930. Age 16, my mother, Kathleen Sloyan, the second of eight children, leaves her home in Ballyhaunis, County...

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The Higgins Clark Ladies

They did it! On Sunday, April 27, 2008, Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark became the first mother and daughter...

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Sikh the Fair Land: Faiths o’ the Irish

Sixteen graduate students from Columbia University’s School of Journalism traveled to Ireland and found a country of many...

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The House That Hoban Built

James Hoban, Architect of the White House. In 1785, a newspaper in Philadelphia carried this advertisement: “Any gentleman...

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U2 Has Gone 3D

U23D, the new movie of the world’s favorite Irish band shot using the latest 3D technology, wouldn’t have happened...

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In This Issue

Sikh the Fair Land: Faiths o’ the Irish

Sixteen graduate students from Columbia University’s School of Journalism traveled to Ireland and found a country of many cultures and religions. The Indian Christians in Galway By Betwa Sharma and...

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The First Word: Seeking the Fair Land

Patricia Harty

Walter Macken’s book  Seek the Fair Land came to mind when I chose the cover text to go with the picture of the Sikh man dancing in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin. Macken’s novel...

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Irish Eye on Hollywood

Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick in The Producers

Irish-American hunk George Clooney recently said that he plans to return to his ancestral home for a summer of motorcycling. “I am doing a motorbike ride in Ireland this summer,” he recently told...

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Silicon’s Finest Irish at Stanford

Patricia Harty, Editor-in-Chief of Irish America magazine; John Gilmore, COO of Sling Media and ITLG member; Niall O'Dowd founder of Irish America Magazine

SILICON Valley has long been the birthplace of great innovation. Companies such as Google, Apple, Hewlett Packard and Intel all began their journeys to greatness here, and the world was changed...

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Meagher of the Sword Honored in Brooklyn

Mrs. & Gen. Meagher grave markers, Fighting 69th

A gravestone honoring Irish Patriot Thomas Meagher, a Fighting 69th Brigade commander and former acting governor of Montana Territory, was unveiled at the Green-Wood Cemetery, in Brooklyn, New York...

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I Heard They Went to New York

Community breakfast on June 12, 1950

By the 1930s, an influx of Irish immigrants from Monaghan to New York had brought with them a great deal of the cultural and social traditions of their homeland. In the Monaghan County Museum,...

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A Thousand Welcomes?: Asylum in Ireland

Mosney, County Meath, Ireland. Direct provision accomodation for asylum seekers. Photo by Derek Speirs

“I lost three of my four children.  My son is the only thing I have left,” says a mother, her voice choking with emotion. “In Nigeria, it was all gangs, armed robbers, hired assassins.  You...

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A Declaration of Intent

Camp Viele

Six flags fly at Kosovo’s Camp Viele – Finland, Sweden, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Latvia and Ireland – but the camp commander comes from Rosses Point, Co. Sligo. Significantly, it’s the first...

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Finding Home

Murphy family

September, 1930. Age 16, my mother, Kathleen Sloyan, the second of eight children, leaves her home in Ballyhaunis, County Mayo. She will marry, raise three children, and die in Brooklyn, New York, at...

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The House That Hoban Built

JamesHoban, Architect of the White House

James Hoban, Architect of the White House. In 1785, a newspaper in Philadelphia carried this advertisement: “Any gentleman who wishes to build in an elegant style, may hear of a person properly...

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Trad Music is a Family Affair

A couple of years ago I went along to my regular Sunday session in Rhinecliff, New York to hear The McCarthy Brothers, and I have never been quite the same since. The three brothers and a few friends...

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U2 Has Gone 3D

U2 sporting their 3D glasses at the premier of U23D

U23D, the new movie of the world’s favorite Irish band shot using the latest 3D technology, wouldn’t have happened without the American connection. The crowd gathering outside Cineworld on a...

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The Higgins Clark Ladies

Carol Higgins Clark and her mother Mary Higgins Clark

They did it! On Sunday, April 27, 2008, Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark became the first mother and daughter authors to place two separate books on the New York Times hardcover bestseller...

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Music Reviews

Straight from the Bottle Anyone who wants to hear what a great seisiún sounds like in full throttle, with a glorious mix of live tunes and songs from virtuoso performers all: pick up the latest...

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Review of Books

Mystery Declan Hughes offers another look at modern Dublin’s dark side in his latest suspense novel The Price of Blood.  Private eye Ed Loy is down on his luck and broke, so he has no choice but...

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Sláinte!: Holy Wells

The sacred nature of water was revered by our ancestors for its healing powers. It always amuses me when a phone call with someone on the East Coast includes the question: “How’s the weather in...

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Roots: A Guide

Not everyone has the benefit of a knowledgeable grandparent or oral tradition surrounding our family surnames: but fear not, researching the origins of your family name is easier than ever, and the...

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Hibernia

Silicon’s Finest Irish at Stanford

SILICON Valley has long been the birthplace of great innovation. Companies such as Google, Apple,...

Irish Eye on Hollywood

Irish-American hunk George Clooney recently said that he plans to return to his ancestral home for...

Roots: A Guide

Not everyone has the benefit of a knowledgeable grandparent or oral tradition surrounding our...

I Heard They Went to New York

By the 1930s, an influx of Irish immigrants from Monaghan to New York had brought with them a great...

Meagher of the Sword Honored in Brooklyn

A gravestone honoring Irish Patriot Thomas Meagher, a Fighting 69th Brigade commander and former...