Edition Cover

October / November 2012

Launch Digital Edition

Top Stories

The Irish Coppers

The evolution of the Irish-American policeman – in real life and on screen. In the classic 1954 Looney Tunes cartoon...

More
The Charms of the West

Patricia Danaher explores the high season of Galway City and the delights of the western landscape. The west of Ireland has...

More
Golfing the Emerald Isle

Five days of golf in Ireland’s southwest and a day of football in Dublin. I credit my brother-in-law Tom Coyne for...

More
Adrian Jones: Wall Street 50 Keynote Interview

After eight years in the Irish military and eighteen with Goldman Sachs, Adrian Jones understands what it means to be an...

More
The Silver Kings

The Comstock Lode in Nevada, uncovered in 1859 by two Irish laborers, ultimately produced more than $500 million worth of...

More

In This Issue

Adrian Jones: Wall Street 50 Keynote Interview

After eight years in the Irish military and eighteen with Goldman Sachs, Adrian Jones understands what it means to be an effective leader.  With his strong ideas about what needs to change in...

More

The First Word: The Irish World

“I’ve lived almost half my life outside of Ireland but I am definitely Irish in terms of the teams I support, the sports I watch, what newspaper and websites I read first.”    – Adrian...

More

Irish Awards for the Diaspora

The Irish government announced the first recipients of the Presidential Distinguished Service Awards. Ireland has a diaspora of over 70 million around the world, many of whom maintain a close...

More

Is Ireland Losing Its Religion?

A new Gallup poll indicates a decline in religious affiliation in Ireland. Fifty years ago, Ireland was one of the most religious countries in Europe, but according to a recently released poll, taken...

More

Irish Eye on Hollywood

The latest Irish and Irish-American news in film and television. 1. Let’s hope the ever-busy Brendan Gleeson doesn’t get whiplash. The Dublin-born star of recent flicks such as The Guard as well...

More

The Emerald Isle Classic: An Irish and Irish-American Dream

Irish America’s publisher, Niall O’Dowd, wrote from the Notre Dame vs. Navy football game in Dublin. In years to come, hardcore Notre Dame fans will ask “Were you there?” when this...

More

A Young Kennedy Returns to His Roots in Ireland

Bobby Kennedy III travels to New Ross, Co. Wexford for the Irish America Hall of Fame inductions of Robert F. Kennedy and Eunice Shriver Kennedy, and the inaugural Kennedy Summer School. The...

More

Fordham Law to Host Famine Tribunal

UPDATE: The Irish Famine Tribunal has been rescheduled for April 2013 due to overwhelming requests and limited seating capacity at the original venue. It is still to be held at Fordham. Specific...

More

Galway Toasts Anjelica

Anjelica Huston has an enduring connection to Ireland. She spent much of her childhood on her father John Huston’s estate in Galway, St. Clerans, and starred in his last film, an adaptation of...

More

From Clare to Here: A Journey in Photographs

Christy McNamara, a photographer and traditional musician from Crusheen, Co. Clare, has been capturing images of Ireland for over 20 years. From up-close portraits of some of Ireland’s best-known...

More

Healing Hearts on Rockaway Beach

The eighth annual Wounded Warriors Weekend in Breezy Point, NY. Eight years ago, Rockaway Beach resident Flip Mullen, who served 18 years with the FDNY, his wife, Rita, and a group of former firemen...

More

Golfing the Emerald Isle

Five days of golf in Ireland’s southwest and a day of football in Dublin. I credit my brother-in-law Tom Coyne for inspiring my golf trip to Ireland. Not too long ago, Tom completed what can...

More

The Charms of the West

Patricia Danaher explores the high season of Galway City and the delights of the western landscape. The west of Ireland has a quiet magic at most times of the year, a tranquility that sneaks up on...

More

The Silver Kings

The Comstock Lode in Nevada, uncovered in 1859 by two Irish laborers, ultimately produced more than $500 million worth of silver, a large share of which went to the Irish-American “Big Four” –...

More

The Irish Coppers

The evolution of the Irish-American policeman – in real life and on screen. In the classic 1954 Looney Tunes cartoon entitled “Bugs and Thugs,” everybody’s favorite animated rabbit gets...

More

Here’s Jimmy!

Jimmy Murphy, the Irishman behind the iconic Beverly Hills restaurant Jimmy’s, a favorite among Hollywood’s elite for over twenty years, tells his story to Patricia Danaher. For more than 20...

More

Those We Lost

Maeve Binchy.

Recent passings in the Irish and Irish-American communities. Maeve Binchy 1940 – 2012 One of Ireland’s most successful and beloved novelists, Maeve Binchy passed away on July 30, following a...

More

Sláinte! Where’s the Beef?

Bird or game, it’s all about carving against the grain, writes Edythe Preet, Irish Heritage Kitchen chef and Sláinte columnist. An old Irish saying has it that “A dinner is not a dinner at all...

More

The Great Victor Herbert

The Irish composer of such American favorites as “Naughty Marietta,” and “Sweethearts” is the subject of a five-month-long exhibition at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Jack...

More

Music Reviews

New releases from your favorite Irish and Irish-American artists. Nuala Kennedy • Noble Stranger Nuala Kennedy’s Noble Stranger, one of the newest releases from Compass Records, fluctuates...

More

Review of Books

Recently published books of Irish and Irish-American interest. Recommended The Dream of the Celt The idea of Mario Vargas Llosa, one of the star writers of the Latin American Boom and the winner of...

More

Roots: Keeping Up With the Joneses

The surname Jones, a holdover from the patronymic naming convention, means “son of John.” Celtic Welsh in origin, it emerged in the years following the Norman conquest of England in 1066, as the...

More

Family Album: John Hughes

This is a picture of my grandfather, John Thomas Hughes, born January 1891 in Dundalk, Co. Louth. He died in May of 1954, so I never had the pleasure of meeting him, but I have garnered information...

More

Hibernia

Irish Awards for the Diaspora

The Irish government announced the first recipients of the Presidential Distinguished Service...

The Great Victor Herbert

The Irish composer of such American favorites as “Naughty Marietta,” and “Sweethearts” is...

Fordham Law to Host Famine Tribunal

UPDATE: The Irish Famine Tribunal has been rescheduled for April 2013 due to overwhelming requests...

Healing Hearts on Rockaway Beach

The eighth annual Wounded Warriors Weekend in Breezy Point, NY. Eight years ago, Rockaway Beach...

A Young Kennedy Returns to His Roots in Ireland

Bobby Kennedy III travels to New Ross, Co. Wexford for the Irish America Hall of Fame inductions of...

From Clare to Here: A Journey in Photographs

Christy McNamara, a photographer and traditional musician from Crusheen, Co. Clare, has been...

Is Ireland Losing Its Religion?

A new Gallup poll indicates a decline in religious affiliation in Ireland. Fifty years ago, Ireland...

The Emerald Isle Classic: An Irish and Irish-American Dream

Irish America’s publisher, Niall O’Dowd, wrote from the Notre Dame vs. Navy football...