The casket containing the reliquary of St. Valentine, Whitefriar Street Church, Dublin.

Dublin’s Shrine to Saint Valentine

The remains of the martyred saint are enshrined at Dublin’s Whitefriar Street Church Each year on February 14th and in the days and weeks leading up to Valentine’s day, visitor’s flock to the Carmelite Church on Whitefriar Street in Dublin to visit the shrine of St. Valentine. The shrine consists of an altar, above which stands a life-size statue of St.. Valentine. Below the...

Memorials to the late singer laid out by fans

Whitney Houston and Her Irish Duet

February 14, 2012 As the world mourns the woman and the voice that was Whitney Houston, Irish America takes a moment to smile with her memory. At a Dublin concert in 2010, Houston brought this little Irish girl up from the crowd at the O2 arena for a song. See the touching video below.   Rest in peace, Ms. Houston.   A special thanks to our facebook fan Darina Ni Chuinneagain Donnelly...

President Bill Clinton, Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore at the Invest in Ireland Forum in New York. Photo by James Higgins.

Bill Clinton, Enda Kenny and more at Invest in Ireland Forum

Ireland is open for business and the diaspora will be key in its economic recovery. Staying true to a proposal he made last October at the second Global Irish Economic Forum in Dublin, former president Bill Clinton brought close to two dozen of America’s highest ranking CEOs and key corporate players together for a roundtable discussion on investing in Ireland, held in New York on Thursday,...

Shane Cullen's memorial to The O'Rahilly, containing the words of his last letter to his wife.

Save Dublin’s Moore Street – Last Battlefield of 1916 Rising

The last battlefield of the 1916 Rising’s heroes must be preserved. Moore Street, Dublin – for years the bustling site of flower markets and fruit sellers, but today the object of a fight to preserve Ireland’s heritage and the genesis of its nationhood. Sometimes called the “Alamo of Ireland,” the laneways and streets surrounding Moore Street are some of the most historic in the...

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...