2012 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

For all event photos and honoree profiles click here. On March 14, 2012, Irish America magazine co-founders Niall O’Dowd and Patricia Harty inducted five new members into the Irish America Hall of Fame. The inductees for 2012 were Chairman of the American Ireland Fund, Loretta Brennan Glucksman; New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly; President of Quinnipiac University Dr. John L....

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A Sober St. Patrick’s Day

Remember the brouhaha last year when Mayor Bloomberg made his miscalculated joke about drunken Irish on St. Patrick’s Day? (Irishcentral.com broke what became an international story.) I was there, but I couldn’t find it in my heart to share in the outrage. Amid predictable tut-tutting about the stereotype, the underlying national trauma of addiction remained unaddressed. Who wants to...

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Irish-American Heritage Month Announced by Obama

The first of March marks the beginning of Irish-American Heritage Month in the U.S., a time, according to President Obama, to celebrate the “indomitable spirit of those Irish Americans whose strength helped build countless miles of canals and railroads; whose brogues echoed in mills, police stations, and fire halls across our country; and whose blood spilled to defend a Nation and a way of...

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Irish America Announces Irish Spirit Award

Irish America magazine is proud to announce the Irish Spirit award recipients Arthur and Barbara Gelb.  The Gelbs will be presented with the award by Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times writer Maureen Dowd at the 2012 Irish America Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Luncheon on March 14th at the New York Yacht Club. As a writing team, Arthur and Barbara Gelb are best known for...

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Making of Monongah

Gaelic Americana musician and songwriter Kyle Carey writes about the ups and downs and ins and outs of recording an album. An album isn’t finished when the musicians go home. One could argue in reality, that’s when it all begins. After recording week, I flew back to the States to visit with my family, sleeping three days straight to recover from the emotional strain of it all. Not that I...

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