The Country’s First Irish Famine Museum is Dedicated in Hamden, Connecticut

The first Irish Famine museum in the U.S. was dedicated in Hamden, CT on September 28. Under the leadership of its president, Dr. John L. Lahey, since 1997 Quinnipiac University has been amassing a collection of art, texts and artifacts related to the the Great Hunger. The museum, at 3011Whitney Avenue, between the university’s Mount Carmel and York Hill campuses, is now the permanent home...

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The 15th Anniversary Wall Street 50 With Keynote Speaker Adrian Jones

Irish America magazine celebrated the 15th Anniversary Wall Street 50 on September 20, 2012 with co-host Teneo, a global consulting firm and investment bank. The annual event recognizes the best and brightest Irish and Irish-American leaders in finance. Click here to see all of the honorees and photos from the event. In addition to his fellow honorees, the event recognized the outstanding...

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President Michael D. Higgins Vs. The Tea Party

A two-year-old scorching exchange between Michael D. Higgins, now the President of Ireland, and Michael Graham, a conservative American radio host, on RTE’s Newstalk has gone viral, with 522,487 views as of this post’s publication. The Irish president probably wouldn’t be so candid in his current role, but in 2010, as leader of the Irish Labour Party and a dedicated human rights...

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International Celtic Festival at Hunter Mountain

Hunter Mountain hosts the International Celtic Festival featuring fantastic entertainment from the Emerald Isles, plus world-class Irish-American bands and dancers. Dozens of authentic Irish vendors, traditional foods, and plenty of beverages. Sunday features a Bagpipe Competition, followed by the spectacular Mass March as hundreds of pipers and drummers march down the mountain in unison. After...

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Against All Odds: Irish Gymnast Kieran Behan Becomes an Olympian

When he was eight years old, Kieran Behan developed a passion for gymnastics. Two years later, a botched operation on his leg did permanent nerve damage to his foot, almost dashing his dream in its infancy. Bound to a wheelchair, he was taunted by classmates, and was warned by doctors that he might never walk again. He did recover, however, and 15 months later, he was back in the gym working...

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