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Brendan Fraser on Playing John Crowley in Extraordinary Measures

Brendan Fraser’s name might be most often associated with his work on major high-tech Hollywood movies like The Mummy...

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Miracle Worker: Helen Keller & Annie Sullivan

The extraordinary story of Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller, including little-known facts about a trip they made to...

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Celtic Woman

The women behind the Irish musical phenomenon that has taken America by storm    In 2008, Celtic Woman’s album The...

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Chasing Miracles: The Crowley Family’s Journey

The Crowleys refer to themselves as “a very average American family” who simply did “what almost any other parents...

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Gettysburg: America’s Preeminent Battlefield Shrine

When you go to Gettysburg, you trod hallowed ground where incredible courage under fire by Union and Confederate troops...

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In This Issue

Chasing Miracles: The Crowley Family’s Journey

The Crowley family

The Crowleys refer to themselves as “a very average American family” who simply did “what almost any other parents would have wanted to do” in the face of a situation that was presented by...

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The First Word: Chasing Miracles

Patricia Harty

“I think your happiness in life is largely dependent on how you deal with adversity….” – John Crowley in Chasing Miracles. In this issue’s cover story, we bring you behind the scenes...

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Brendan Fraser on Playing John Crowley in Extraordinary Measures

Harrison Ford and Brendan Fraser in Extraordinary Measures

Brendan Fraser’s name might be most often associated with his work on major high-tech Hollywood movies like The Mummy series, George of the Jungle, Looney Tunes: Back in Action and Journey to the...

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Celtic Woman

Celtic Woman live in concert

The women behind the Irish musical phenomenon that has taken America by storm    In 2008, Celtic Woman’s album The Greatest Journey Essential Collection debuted at number one on Billboard’s...

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Irish Eye on Hollywood

Pierce Brosnan and Robert Pattinson in Remember Me

Controversy may be on the agenda when Pierce Brosnan’s new film is unveiled at the Berlin Film Festival this February. Brosnan will star in The Ghost Writer, one of the films slated to open the...

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A Trip to the Bountiful: Mary Beth Keane

Mary Beth Keane

The Irish immigrant experience is no stranger to the world of fiction, but in The Walking People, Irish American Mary Beth Keane captures the nuances of one woman’s journey in this promising first...

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Miracle Worker: Helen Keller & Annie Sullivan

Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan

The extraordinary story of Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller, including little-known facts about a trip they made to Ireland In 1930, a visitor to Ireland wrote to a friend: “You must see...

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Gettysburg: America’s Preeminent Battlefield Shrine

The Battle at Gettysburg

When you go to Gettysburg, you trod hallowed ground where incredible courage under fire by Union and Confederate troops enshrined them in honor, glory and history. You do much more than make a trip....

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Sláinte!: Irish Cowgirls and Award-winning Cheesemakers

Sue Conley and Peggy Smith

My friend Vickie’s face blossoms with one of those secret smiles when I tell her she’s a cheesy broad. Truth of the matter is, she’s a cheese guru who, given the slightest opportunity, will...

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Roots: The Extraordinary Crowleys

Crowley coat of arms

Derived from the Gaelic O’Cruadhlaoich, Crowley has been a common surname in Ireland since the 11th century. Formed from the words cruadh meaning hardy and loach meaning hero, Crowley exists in...

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Review of Books

Cleaving by Julie Powell

Recommended T  he Brightest Star in the Sky is another good romp by Dublin-based writer Marian Keyes. Keyes first burst on the scene with Watermelon in 1995 and went on to write several bestsellers...

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Music Reviews

Stonewall's Built in Belfast

Tony DeMarco: The Sligo Indians Tony DeMarco’s fiddle is something of a modern legend in the New York City traditional Irish music scene. His new CD, The Sligo Indians, demonstrates why with...

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Those We Lost

Hob Clancy

Liam Clancy 1935-2009 Liam Clancy, the last surviving member of the Clancy Brothers, died December 4 in Cork, Ireland, at age 74. He had been treated for the lung disease pulmonary fibrosis. Born the...

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Hibernia

Irish Eye on Hollywood

Controversy may be on the agenda when Pierce Brosnan’s new film is unveiled at the Berlin Film...

Those We Lost

Liam Clancy 1935-2009 Liam Clancy, the last surviving member of the Clancy Brothers, died December...

Roots: The Extraordinary Crowleys

Derived from the Gaelic O’Cruadhlaoich, Crowley has been a common surname in Ireland since the...