Fionnula Flanagan & More to be Inducted into the Irish America Hall of Fame on July 4th

Legendary Irish actress Fionnula Flanagan will be formally inducted into the Irish America Hall of Fame on Wednesday, the 4th of July, 2012 at the Dunbrody Famine Ship’s Emigration History Centre in New Ross, Co. Wexford. The induction ceremony takes place as a focal point of the larger 4th of July festivities in New Ross, as the town celebrates its first official Irish America Day. In honor of...

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The Epitome of Resilience: A Field Diary From Haiti

By Anita Sands, Head of Change Leadership, UBS Wealth Management; Irish America Wall Street 50 honoree; and 2012 Women of Concern Honoree What it takes to build a school in rural Haiti is something you have to see for yourself to fully appreciate. We set out from Port-au-Prince, recovering but still badly scarred by the 2010 earthquake, along a steep but well-paved mountain road to rural Saut...

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Bloomsday 2012 – Celebrations Around the World

This Saturday, June 16th, people around the world will recognize Bloomsday, the annual celebration of James Joyce’s Ulysses. The specific date of June 16th has two significant meanings: it was the day of Joyce’s first outing in 1904 with Nora Barnacle, the woman who would become his wife, and is also the date on which the events in Ulysses take place. The first celebration of Bloomsday...

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Once the Musical is Gold at the Tony Awards

It was an Irish night at the 66th annual Tony Awards. Once, the musical adaptation of the much beloved 2006 Irish film that made stars of Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, was the star of last night’s Tony Awards, winning eight out of the eleven awards it was nominated for – including best musical. Soulful leading man Steve Kazee took home the award for best performance by an actor in...

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History Festival of Ireland June 9 – 10 in Co. Carlow

For those who love exploring and debating Irish history, and are committed to having fun while doing so, the beautiful Lisnavagh estate in Rathvilly, Co. Carlow is the place to be this weekend. On June 9 and 10, over 30 of Ireland’s leading scholars and presenters of history, oral historians, genealogists and other voices from the field will gather for the first History Festival of...

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