Irish Dracula Author Celebrated 100 Years After Death

Dublin-born writer Bram Stoker, author of the famed novel Dracula, died in London at age 64, on April 20, 1912. Given that the vampire story, and the gothic in general, is currently seeing a resurgence in popularity, paying homage to the influential author on the centenary of his death seems all the more important. On April 10, artist Aidan Hickey gave a portrait that he painted of Stoker to the...

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Titanic Belfast Opens for Ship’s Centenary

Titanic Belfast, the world’s largest Titanic-themed attraction, opened its doors to the public on Saturday, March 31. The giant complex is both owned and managed by the Titanic Foundation, a charitable trust. The foundation worked in partnership with the Belfast City Council to design an exhibition and space that would acknowledge Belfast’s prominent standing in history as a shipbuilding...

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Irish Coffee Recipe

One of the most delicious drinks when made correctly, Irish coffee also has the misfortune of being one of the most misinterpreted. Irish coffee is not what happens when someone says, “How about we make this coffee Irish?” and sloshes Jack Daniels into a paper cup. It does not involve Baileys, Kaluah, Irish cream flavored International Delight, ice cream, or whipped cream from an...

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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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