Annie Moore Descendent Sings “Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears”

The 2016 Irish America Hall of Fame marked the upcoming anniversary of Annie Moore’s entrance to the United States with the first-time meeting of the descendants and relatives of Moore, the first person to pass through Ellis Island when it opened January, 1, 1892. Among the family members present was Irish tenor Paul Linehan, who closed out the evening with a final song, “Isle of Hope,...

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How Irish Was the Titanic?

This week marks the 104th anniversary of the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic in the early morning hours of April 15, 1912. With the ship’s final port in Europe in Cobh, Ireland (then called Queenstown,) one does not have to dive too far into the story of the R.M.S. Titanic to find Irish connections. The ship was designed and built by the Belfast industrial company, Harland and Wolff, and today...

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Event Photos from the 2016 Irish America Hall of Fame

President Bill Clinton received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Irish America magazine, and Astronaut Col. Eileen Collins, Former Joint Chiefs Chair Gen. Martin Dempsey, Writer Pete Hamill, and Mutual of America Special Consultant Edward J.T. Kenney were inducted to the Irish America Hall of Fame at the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan on March 30th, 2016. At a crowded Metropolitan Club in...

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Celebrating the 2016 Irish America Hall of Fame

President Bill Clinton received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Irish America magazine today, and Astronaut Col. Eileen Collins, Former Joint Chiefs Chair Gen. Martin Dempsey, Writer Pete Hamill, and Mutual of America Special Consultant Edward J.T. Kenney were inducted to the Irish America Hall of Fame at the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan. ℘℘℘ At a crowded Metropolitan Club in...

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The Irish America Guide
to Easter 1916

This Easter weekend Ireland will be awash with commemorative events, the centerpiece of a year of commemorations taking place all year. In Dublin, Easter Sunday is the main day, with a parade through the city center and the reading of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic by a contemporary Defence Forces officer outside the General Post Office on O’Connell Street. President Michael D. Higgins...

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