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Preserving The Quiet Man Railway Station

In John Ford’s 1952 The Quiet Man, the introduction of Irish American lead character Sean Thorton, portrayed by cinematic legend John Wayne, is integral to the plot that will soon unfold. The narration that accompanies his first moments on screen is simple: “A fine, soft day in spring it was when the train pulled into Castletown, three hours late, as usual, and himself got out.” Sean, it...

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Daniel O’Day, CEO of Roche Pharmaceuticals, 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 Dublin-based ICON plc, one of the world’s leading clinical research companies, will take place September 6 at the New York Yacht Club. Irish America’s...

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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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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 & 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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