The Wicklow Mountains, Co Wicklow. Photo by Michelle Meagher.

All Around Ireland

Michelle Meagher’s photographs of her first trip to Ireland. Wicklow Mountains, County Wicklow. This panoramic view of the Wicklow Mountains and Lake is my favorite of all the pictures I captured on my very first trip to Ireland over the summer. My boyfriend, Brendan, who acted as my tour guide, pulled over on an almost nonexistent shoulder so I could take a few photographs of one of...

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Irish at the Emmys

Last night the 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards were held at Los Angeles’s Nokia Theater. Though they were hosted by Irish American Neil Patrick Harris, that’s almost all the stage time descendants of Erin got for the three-hour ceremony. The other biggest presence on stage was The Colbert Report, which finally beat out the perennial favorite The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to take home the...

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Kennedy Summer School
Begins in New Ross Sept. 12th

This Thursday, the penultimate event of the JFK 50 commemorations in New Ross kick off. From September 12th through the 14th, the Kennedy Summer School, organized in association with the JFK Trust and supported by Fáilte Ireland and Wexford Local Development Limited, aims to bring a collegial tenor to the year’s events. The theme for the Summer School is the changed relationship between...

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An Interview with Seamus Heaney (1939-2013)

Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney died today at the age of 74 at the Blackrock Clinic in Dublin after a brief illness. The following interview with Heaney was published in the May/June issue of Irish America in 1996, six months after he became the fourth Irish writer to accept the Nobel Prize in Literature. ℘℘℘ Lightenings viii The annals say: when the monks of Clonmacnoise Were all at prayers...

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The Wilde Side of Kinky Boots

The message of the biggest show on Broadway is subtly inspired by Oscar Wilde. Kinky Boots, playing at the Al Hirschfeld Theater, has taken New York by storm. Winner of the 2013 Tony award for Best New Musical, it also won best new musical at the Drama League Awards and the Outer Circle Critic Awards. With an ad campaign proclaiming “Everyone say yeah!” it was clear from the start that the...

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