Weekly Comment:
Irish Kitesurfing Festival Promises a Splash

The Irish National Kitesurfing Championships will be brought to Co. Wexford’s Duncannon Beach August 13th and 14th as part of the Hooked Kitefest. In conjunction with the Irish Kitesurfing Association, the festival offers viewers the opportunity to take in an athletic spectacle of male, female, and junior-centric events that include course-racing, freestyle, and hang-time competitions. A...

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Remembering Alphie McCourt
(1940 – 2016)

Irish American writer and memoirist Alphonsus “Alphie” McCourt died suddenly of natural causes at his New York home July 2. McCourt, 75, was the younger brother of Frank McCourt, who authored the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir Angela’s Ashes. Frank died in 2009. Michael McCourt, a renowned San Francisco bartender, died in 2015. Following in the footsteps of his brothers Frank and Malachy,...

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Battle of the Somme Centenary Commemorated in New York

The 100th anniversary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme, the bloodiest battle on the Western Front of WWI, is commemorated in New York.  ℘℘℘ The Irish Consulate in New York held a commemoration on the Plaza of 345 Park Avenue on this morning, Friday July 1, in remembrance of the first day of the Battle of the Somme which began 100 years ago today.  Consul General Barbara Jones...

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Irish America Celebrates Inaugural Top 50 Power Women (Photos)

On June 30th, Irish America magazine celebrated the Top 50 Power Women with an awards luncheon in Manhattan. The event highlighted some of the most influential and innovative Irish and Irish American women working across multiple fields, from media, literature, and the arts to politics, finance, and medicine. While the list and luncheon showcased how integral the honorees are to the professional...

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