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Irish America Hall of Fame: Donald Keough

On November 30, Donald Keough was the first honoree to be inducted into the Irish America Hall of Fame, which has just been...

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Boxing Buddies: George Bernard Shaw and Gene Tunney

The unlikely friendship between prizefighter Gene Tunney and dramatist George Bernard Shaw is explored in a new book by the...

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The Muses of W.B. Yeats

The women who influenced the poetry of W.B. Yeats. It will come as no surprise to admirers of W.B. Yeats that this greatest...

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Celtic Thunder’s Global Appeal

The latest Irish invasion offers a cross section of music from traditional to pop – to everyone’s delight. As I sit down...

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War & Peace: Ireland Since the 1960s

Christine Kinealy’s newest book is destined to become a standard reference. Christine Kinealy’s background as a...

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In This Issue

Kelly Green at Notre Dame: Coach Brian Kelly

It is a mid-October Sunday morning at Notre Dame, right after the home victory against Pittsburgh. It was a close-run thing and the sense of relief around the Notre Dame campus is palpable. Nowhere...

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The First Word: Putting the Fight Back in the Irish

Niall O’Dowd returned from interviewing Coach Brian Kelly with a story of a cab driver he met – an immigrant from Africa who had seen little of America outside of South Bend, Indiana. When the...

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Dennehy Honors Irish American Writers and Artists

Brian Dennehy receives the 2nd annual Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award. October 18 marked the Irish American Writers and Artists’ second annual Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement...

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An Irish Tune-Up for Cuba: Una Corda, The Soft Pedal

Since 2006, many visitors traveling from Ireland to Cuba have carried slightly heavier than usual suitcases. In addition to their clothes, toiletries and other necessities, they have been carrying...

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’Tis a New Challenge for Cathie Black

Changes are in store for both Cathie Black and the New York City public school system. On Tuesday, November 9th, Mayor Michael Bloomberg formally announced his decision to name Black, who is...

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Those We Lost

Leo Cullum 1942-2010 A cartoonist at The New Yorker for over 30 years, Leo Cullum succumbed to cancer after a five-year battle on October 23 at his home in Malibu.  He was 68. Much of what would...

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Irish America Hall of Fame: Donald Keough

On November 30, Donald Keough was the first honoree to be inducted into the Irish America Hall of Fame, which has just been established by Irish America magazine. The following is a glimpse of Mr....

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Boxing Buddies: George Bernard Shaw and Gene Tunney

The unlikely friendship between prizefighter Gene Tunney and dramatist George Bernard Shaw is explored in a new book by the boxer’s son, Jay Tunney.  There are many books about famous literary...

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Celtic Thunder’s Global Appeal

The latest Irish invasion offers a cross section of music from traditional to pop – to everyone’s delight. As I sit down in Radio City Music Hall, I think I know exactly what I’m getting myself...

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Dublin Fair City: A Look at Dublin, Ohio

Cycle along the outer streets of Dublin and farmland and grassy fields are still visible beyond rambling stone walls; drive through the round-abouts into the city and catch a show at the Abbey...

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The Muses of W.B. Yeats

The women who influenced the poetry of W.B. Yeats. It will come as no surprise to admirers of W.B. Yeats that this greatest of modern poets was a celebrant of the art of love from the beginning to...

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We Can’t Give Up on Haiti by Tom Moran

Tom Moran, chairman of Mutual of America, is also chairman of the Irish relief organization Concern Worldwide U.S. which has been working in Haiti since 1994. He recently returned from Haiti, where...

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War & Peace: Ireland Since the 1960s

Christine Kinealy’s newest book is destined to become a standard reference. Christine Kinealy’s background as a professor of history at Drew University and her past publications place her at the...

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Review of Books

Joyce’s Legacy Colm Herron’s second novel, Further Adventures of James Joyce, is an extremely ambitious work. Herron, who lives in Derry, takes his readers back to the tense and volatile Derry of...

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Slainte! Ireland’s Viking Heritage

Edythe Preet looks at the legacy of the Vikings in Ireland, including influences that linger in Irish winter holiday celebrations. One day while searching for I can’t remember what in my foot-thick...

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Roots: The Kelly Clan

Kelly is one of the most common Irish names due to the fact that it originates from at least seven different and unrelated ancient clans or septs. One of the major septs is the O’Kellys of Ui Maine...

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An Irish Tune-Up for Cuba: Una Corda, The Soft Pedal

Since 2006, many visitors traveling from Ireland to Cuba have carried slightly heavier than usual...

Those We Lost

Leo Cullum 1942-2010 A cartoonist at The New Yorker for over 30 years, Leo Cullum succumbed to...

’Tis a New Challenge for Cathie Black

Changes are in store for both Cathie Black and the New York City public school system. On Tuesday,...

Dennehy Honors Irish American Writers and Artists

Brian Dennehy receives the 2nd annual Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award. October 18...