Weekly Comment:
How the Irish Saved the Pilgrims and Started Thanksgiving

In 1621, the pilgrims, just arrived in the New World, had no idea how wild their new frontier could be. Winter arrived and with it came starvation, death, and the idea that maybe it was time to give up and go back to Europe where the strict confines of politics were easier to deal with than the utter randomness of Mother Nature. The real story of what happened next is all but lost. On February 20...

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Grandfather’s War Years

What’s in a photograph? Writer John Fay reflects on an image of a grandfather he never knew as he’s being sent to World War I. ℘℘℘ My grandfather, John Fay, was born in Finavarra, County Clare in 1896. The youngest of twelve children, he grew up on a farm that juts out into Galway Bay. Family lore has it that he had an almost idyllic childhood – trapping lobsters and playing...

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Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP, is Irish America’s 2017 Business 100 Awards Keynote Honoree

Irish America is pleased to announce Bill McDermott, chief executive officer of software giant SAP, as the keynote honoree at the 32nd Annual Irish America Business 100 Awards dinner on Wednesday, December 13 at the Metropolitan Club of New York in Manhattan. For information on reserving seating at the awards dinner, table reservations, advertising and sponsorship opportunities, email Kate...

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Irish America’s Travel Archives Are Now Live

Irish America officially launched its travel archives today, giving you the best access to all the inspiration you need to plan your Irish getaway. ℘℘℘ Irish America has thrived in providing the best travel writing about Ireland since it’s founding 32 years ago. Until now though, that writing has been without a dedicated home on our archives page. But today, we have compiled all our...

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