Celebrating the 2016 Irish America Hall of Fame

President Bill Clinton received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Irish America magazine today, and Astronaut Col. Eileen Collins, Former Joint Chiefs Chair Gen. Martin Dempsey, Writer Pete Hamill, and Mutual of America Special Consultant Edward J.T. Kenney were inducted to the Irish America Hall of Fame at the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan. ℘℘℘ At a crowded Metropolitan Club in...

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Weekly Comment:
The Irish America Guide
to Easter 1916

This Easter weekend Ireland will be awash with commemorative events, the centerpiece of a year of commemorations taking place all year. In Dublin, Easter Sunday is the main day, with a parade through the city center and the reading of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic by a contemporary Defence Forces officer outside the General Post Office on O’Connell Street. President Michael D. Higgins...

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Weekly Comment:
Anne Anderson’s Remarks
on her Induction to the
Friendly Sons of St. Patrick

Irish Ambassador Anne Anderson became the first women ever to be inducted into the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick last weekend, an organization that has had an exclusively male membership since it was founded in Philadelphia in 1771. Twenty other women were also given full membership at the Friendly Son’s 245th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Gala. Anderson’s inclusion is also special since the only...

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Weekly Comment:
St Patrick’s Day Is Getting
its Own Music Channel

In advance of this year’s St. Patrick’s Day, webcaster AccuRadio have added a specially curated “St. Paddy’s Party” channel for the celebrations. This channel offers a selection of jigs, reels, ballads, traditional music and fun, rowdy pub classics that are bound to get toes tapping and hands clapping. Songs such as “The Wild Rover,” “Past the Point of Rescue,” “Black Velvet...

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Michael Flatley plays a traditional wooden flute for "The Rising"

Michael Flatley releases charity single “The Rising”

Known to many for his dance and choreography skills after Riverdance, the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest interval performance, shot him to fame, Michael Flatley has recently released a single commemorating the heroes of the 1916 Rising. This unique and haunting piece was written and composed by Irish songwriter, Brian Flanagan, who has previously worked with Irish singers Nadine Coyle, Nathan...

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