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Moments in Irish Life

A retrospective of the work of the late Bill Doyle, one of Ireland’s great photographers Bill Doyle, one of...

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Irish Micky Ward:
The Fighter Speaks Out

The real-life boxer behind the Oscar-nominated movie Eight years ago, Irish America magazine honored boxer Micky Ward as one...

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Young Irish Writers Part 1:
Kevin Barry

Three emerging Irish writers offer insight into their lives, their work, and what it’s like to be a writer in Ireland...

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Young Irish Writers Part 2:
Claire Kilroy

Three emerging Irish writers offer insight into their lives, their work, and what it’s like to be a writer in Ireland...

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Mary Higgins Clark on Leading the St. Patrick’s Day Parade

“My father came here with five pounds in his pocket” “On St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2011, as the parade...

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In This Issue

Moments in Irish Life

A retrospective of the work of the late Bill Doyle, one of Ireland’s great photographers Bill Doyle, one of Ireland’s most celebrated photographers, was an artist of another time. Doyle, who...

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The First Word: Imagine Ireland

“An Irishman’s heart is nothing but his imagination.” – George Bernard Shaw (John Bull’s Other Island) Gabriel Byrne says that the line between reality and imagination is very thin. I...

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Irish Eye on Hollywood: Upcoming Film Releases

Tom Deignan with the latest Irish happenings in film and television When the bigwigs of the movie industry gathered in Park City, Utah, at the end of January for the annual Sundance Film Festival,...

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Launch of Imagine Ireland

A year of arts and culture in the U.S. 2011 is going to be an exciting year for the Irish arts in America. On January 7th, Culture Ireland announced its expansive project for the coming year, titled...

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Anne Sweeney’s Keynote Speech at the Business 100

Anne Sweeney, president of the Disney-ABC Television Group, gave a heartfelt keynote Address at Irish America’s Business 100 luncheon on November 30. Here it is in its entirety. I want to thank...

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A Year on Croagh Patrick

Matt Loughrey, the man behind Croagh Patrick 365 Matt Loughrey had just finished his 218th consecutive climb of Croagh Patrick, the third-highest mountain in County Mayo, when I spoke to him on a...

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Mary Higgins Clark on Leading the St. Patrick’s Day Parade

“My father came here with five pounds in his pocket” “On St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2011, as the parade goes up Fifth Avenue I will be thinking of the father who came over with five...

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Irish Micky Ward:
The Fighter Speaks Out

The real-life boxer behind the Oscar-nominated movie Eight years ago, Irish America magazine honored boxer Micky Ward as one of “The Irish 100.” Ward received his tribute at the annual Irish...

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Young Irish Writers Part 1:
Kevin Barry

Three emerging Irish writers offer insight into their lives, their work, and what it’s like to be a writer in Ireland right now. Limerick native Kevin Barry got his start as a journalist for a...

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Young Irish Writers Part 2:
Claire Kilroy

Three emerging Irish writers offer insight into their lives, their work, and what it’s like to be a writer in Ireland right now. Born in Dublin in 1973, Claire Kilroy is the author of three...

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Young Irish Writer Part 3:
Paul Murray

Three emerging Irish writers offer insight into their lives, their work, and what it’s like to be a writer in Ireland right now. Paul Murray’s first novel, An Evening of Long Goodbyes, was...

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Irish Writer Finds Room at the Top

EDITOR: On Sunday, June 10 actress Brie Larson won the 2016 Golden Globe award for best actress in a motion picture, drama for her emotional turn as Ma in the film adaptation of Emma Donohue’s...

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A Bit on the Side

From the Selected Stories… LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BOOK – Selected Stories by William Trevor – click here  IN THE JAPANESE CAFE he helped her off with her coat and took it to the line of...

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Tory Island: Rugged Beauty, Pirate Past

“…like it or not, we are, all of us, Tory Islanders under the skin.” – Marius O’hEarcain The remotest of Ireland’s inhabited islands, Tory has Neolithic and Bronze Age...

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Corner of Ireland in America

The Irish Mansion in Greeneville, Tennessee. William Dickson left County Antrim, Ireland at the age of 16 for a better life in Greeneville, Tennessee. He succeeded. By 1796, when he was 21, he was...

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Review of Books

A selection of recently published books of Irish and Irish-American interest.   Recommended Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons: Tales of Redemption from an Irish Mailbox A couple of years ago, comedian Greg...

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Slainte! Alive, Alive-Oh!

Dublin’s iconic Molly Malone statue Lately, I’ve been craving oysters, crab, and mussels. I could write it off to the fact that I keep seeing rafts of the succulent treats on shopping forays....

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Roots: The Joyce Family

Though not Gaelic and sometimes found in England of non-Irish origin, Joyce may certainly be regarded as a true Irish name, and more particularly a Connacht one. The first Joyce to come to Ireland of...

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Anne Sweeney’s Keynote Speech at the Business 100

Anne Sweeney, president of the Disney-ABC Television Group, gave a heartfelt keynote Address at...

A Year on Croagh Patrick

Matt Loughrey, the man behind Croagh Patrick 365 Matt Loughrey had just finished his 218th...

Irish Eye on Hollywood: Upcoming Film Releases

Tom Deignan with the latest Irish happenings in film and television When the bigwigs of the movie...

Launch of Imagine Ireland

A year of arts and culture in the U.S. 2011 is going to be an exciting year for the Irish arts in...