An Interview with Seamus Heaney (1939-2013)

Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney died today at the age of 74 at the Blackrock Clinic in Dublin after a brief illness. The following interview with Heaney was published in the May/June issue of Irish America in 1996, six months after he became the fourth Irish writer to accept the Nobel Prize in Literature. ℘℘℘ Lightenings viii The annals say: when the monks of Clonmacnoise Were all at prayers...


The Wilde Side of Kinky Boots

The message of the biggest show on Broadway is subtly inspired by Oscar Wilde. Kinky Boots, playing at the Al Hirschfeld Theater, has taken New York by storm. Winner of the 2013 Tony award for Best New Musical, it also won best new musical at the Drama League Awards and the Outer Circle Critic Awards. With an ad campaign proclaiming “Everyone say yeah!” it was clear from the start that the...

Some of the original San Patricios. Photo: Google Images

San Patricios Will Be Inducted Into the Irish America Hall of Fame

The San Patricio Battalion Pipe Band, whose namesake was made famous in the Mexican American War of 1846, is being inducted by the JFK Trust and Irish America Magazine into the Irish America Hall of Fame on August 8 with a reception at the Dunbrody Immigrant Experience in Wexford. This event sheds light on a little known part of American and Mexican history and unveils the hidden relationship...