Scenic Mabry Mill, a watermill located at milepost 176.2 of Blue Ridge Parkway in Patrick County, Virginia. (Photo courtesy of the author)

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Hospitality and History in the American South

History abounds on a tour that began in Washington, D.C. and visited Civil War battlefields, colonial towns, and the Blue Ridge Mountains. ℘℘℘ As you might expect, Memorial Day weekend is a popular time to visit the nation’s capitol. There are celebrations, a free concert by the National Symphony Orchestra on the West Lawn, and a spectacular fireworks display. However, the annual Rolling...

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Daniel O'Day, CEO of Roche Pharmaceuticals, will serve as Irish America's 2017 Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 keynote speaker.

Daniel O’Day, Roche Pharmaceuticals CEO, to Serve As Irish America Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 Keynote Speaker

Irish America is pleased to announce that Daniel O’Day, chief executive officer of Roche Pharmaceuticals will deliver the keynote address at our 2017 Irish America Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 Awards dinner. The dinner, co-hosted with ICON plc, will take place September 6 at the New York Yacht Club. Irish America’s annual Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 list honors top Irish and Irish...

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Rising Remembered at Washington Monument

On Thursday, May 18, a plaque that signifies the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising joined 193 other commemorative stones upon the interior walls of the Washington Monument, a 550-foot tall symbol of George Washington’s hopes for the American nation. Presented by Minister for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief Seán Canney, on behalf of president Michael D. Higgins, it is the...

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The 24th Annual Eithne and Paddy Fitzpatrick Memorial Golf Tournament will take place May 15 at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Scarborough, NY. (Photo: Eithne and Paddy Fitzpatrick Memorial Fund / Facebook)

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The 24th Annual Eithne & Paddy Fitzpatrick Memorial Golf Tournament

New York, NY: The 24th Annual Eithne & Paddy Fitzpatrick Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on May 15th, 2017 at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club, one of the country’s most prestigious and attractive golf courses, located in Scarborough, NY. (Photo: Eithne and Paddy Fitzpatrick Memorial Fund / Facebook) The Eithne & Paddy Fitzpatrick Memorial Fund was created in honor of John...

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The 14th Hole at the Westchester Country Club West Course, where the GPA fundraiser will be held. (Photo: Westchester Country Club)

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Support Irish athletes at the Gaelic Players Association’s Annual Golf Outing

On May 22 Gaelic Athletic Association fans will have a unique opportunity to play a round of golf with some of the league’s legendary players at a fundraising event at the exclusive Westchester Country Club in New York. The annual golf outing is hosted by the Gaelic Players Association, the non-profit representative body for the players of the GAA. For more information or to make a...

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