Coming Up: Extraordinary Events in Irish America

Five upcoming or ongoing events to watch out for if you’re in the area ℘℘℘ Ireland’s Poet-Patriots: A Musical History Christy O’Leary and Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh perform in Ireland’s Poet-Patriots. (Photo: Dan Foldes / Pint of Soul Video) Ireland’s Poet-Patriots: A Musical History, which premiered last year in San Francisco to correspond with the centenary of the 1916...

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Window on the Past:
Wall Street’s Forgotten Financial News Genius

Etched against the burgeoning lower Manhattan skyline, a lone figure rowed his tiny skiff toward the white-capped inner port. This was no fitness buff; his dark suit and bowler hat rose and dipped rhythmically from one ship to another, visits to each brief and businesslike. The year was 1868. The solitary oarsman was John J. Kiernan, an innovative pioneer in the field of financial news-gathering....

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Yeats Family Pieces
Auctioned Off

Over 220 artifacts belonging to the family of William Butler Yeats were auctioned off in a Sotheby’s auction entitled “Yeats: the Family Collection” in London on September 27. The collection comprised paintings, drawings, letters, furniture, silver and other personal items that once belonged to Yeats, his father, and his siblings. The auction realized a total of €2.2m ($2.6m). 133 letters...

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Announcing the 20th Anniversary Wall Street 50

Irish America magazine will celebrate its 20th anniversary Irish America Wall Street 50 Awards Dinner on October 11th at the St. Regis Hotel in Manhattan. Tim Ryan, Senior Partner and U.S. Chairman of PwC, will deliver the keynote address at the event. Ryan, who assumed his current role last July, has quickly become one of the most significant executives for his unparalleled opening of a...

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Punk and the Peace Process

In 1978, Northern Irish punk rock band The Undertones released their debut single, “Teenage Kicks.” The track opened with the punchy and iconic lyric, “Are teenage dreams so hard to beat?” The answer was a resounding yes, and the song became an instant anthem for the followers of Northern Ireland’s punk movement. With a new exhibition at the American Irish Historical Society in...

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