The Hall of Fame at the Dunbrody Emigration Center

2012 Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

NEW YORK, February 10, 2012- Irish America magazine is proud to announce the Irish America Hall of Fame 2012 Inductees. Joining our 2011 inductees, including President Bill Clinton, Michael Flatley and Nobel Prize Winner Dr. James Watson, will be several of Irish America’s most successful leaders. The 2012 Inductees will be celebrated at the Irish America Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony...

Richard Donovan racing in the arctic.

Around the World in 5 Days – Marathoner Richard Donovan

Five Days, Seven Continents Irish ultra runner Richard Donovan, the only person ever to have run seven  marathons on seven continents in less than seven days, broke his own  record on Monday, February 6. Unsatisfied with his previous record of five days, 10 hours and eight minutes, he approached this year’s World Marathon Challenge determined to complete the feat of mind-boggling endurance in...

John Mara, Ann Mara, Steve Tisch. University of Phoenix Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008 in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

The Maras and the Rooneys

The long and enduring relationship of two Irish-American sporting families. In 2008, when the New York football Giants capped a spectacular drive in the final two minutes of Super Bowl XLII to become underdog winners against Tom Brady and the heavily favored New England Patriots, you have to believe Dan Rooney was among those cheering loudly. True, Rooney is not affiliated with the Giants...

A session in Dublin

This Music We Call Traditional Irish

Traditional Irish music has never been so alive. In our cities, towns and villages. From Dublin to New York and across the United States. We are alive to its rhythm and it is thriving, growing, flourishing. It touches so many people and is enjoyed in so many ways. We dance to it, play it, mould it into new forms and take it to Broadway and the West End. We fuse it with other styles, but always,...

The Henry Ford Museum's new exhibit "Driving America"/ Photo courtesy of

News from Irish America

The Henry Ford Museum Unveils a New Exhibit This Saturday, Bill Ford Jr., Irish America’s 2011 Business 100 Keynote Speaker, was joined by an excited and distinguished crowd, including Michigan Governor Rick Snyder at The Henry Ford Museum to unveil a new exhibit: “Driving America.” The exhibit chronicles not just technological and aesthetic advances in the auto industry but...