A scene from The German, by Nick Ryan.

The German – Amazing Short Film on Ireland in WWII

The German is a stunning Irish short written and directed by Nick Ryan. The film, which was made in 2007 and went up online a few months ago, features a British fighter pilot in pursuit of a German who killed his fellow Allied soldier and friend in mid-air combat. It presents a quiet but insightful snapshot of Ireland’s neutrality during WWII. Ryan received a grant from the Irish Film Board...

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Up & Over: Suzanne Cleary and Peter Harding

Irish Hand Dancing by Former Riverdance Duo

We’ve got to hand it to Suzanne Cleary and Peter Harding, they know how to take Irish dance to new and unexpected places. The pair, world-class Irish dancers who toured with Riverdance and Magic of the Dance, coined their unique, irreverent and totally cool style of hand dancing in 2008 and have since enjoyed great success, including appearances on Britain’s Got Talent and...

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Donegal skies transformed by the Northern Lights

Northern Lights in County Donegal

County Donegal was swarmed with tourists all gathering to see the unbelievable natural light show on January 22. The Northern Lights, expected to make another appearance this week were captured in the video below. When ionized particles from the sun hit the earth’s atmosphere, the chemical reaction of the gases gives off the red and green colors. The auroras, attracted to magnetic poles, are...

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Waterford crystal ball from the 100th anniversary of the ball dropping in Times Square in 2008.

Slainté!

New Year – A Time of Big Portions Edythe Preet, Irish America columnist, Jan 2012 Who needs Hocus Pocus when we have global positioning satellite systems, cell phones, ipods, and full-body airport scanners? No one believes in magic anymore. Well, if that’s the case why do you suppose we stay out of a black cat’s path, avoid walking under a ladder and put a penny in a new...

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Céad míle fáilte: Editor-in-Chief Patricia Harty welcomes you to the new IrishAmerica.com

Céad míle fáilte: Editor-in-Chief Patricia Harty welcomes you to the new IrishAmerica.com

2011 was a great year for Irish America magazine, and the icing on the cake is that we are starting off the New Year with this brand new site. We see it as a home – a place to display each new issue and our finest treasures from the past 26 years. Over the next year we will be mining the depths of our archives, which are a virtual treasure chest full of history and information about the Irish...

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