The 24th Annual Eithne and Paddy Fitzpatrick Memorial Golf Tournament will take place May 15 at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Scarborough, NY. (Photo: Eithne and Paddy Fitzpatrick Memorial Fund / Facebook)

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The 24th Annual Eithne & Paddy Fitzpatrick Memorial Golf Tournament

New York, NY: The 24th Annual Eithne & Paddy Fitzpatrick Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on May 15th, 2017 at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club, one of the country’s most prestigious and attractive golf courses, located in Scarborough, NY. (Photo: Eithne and Paddy Fitzpatrick Memorial Fund / Facebook) The Eithne & Paddy Fitzpatrick Memorial Fund was created in honor of John...

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The 14th Hole at the Westchester Country Club West Course, where the GPA fundraiser will be held. (Photo: Westchester Country Club)

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Support Irish athletes at the Gaelic Players Association’s Annual Golf Outing

On May 22 Gaelic Athletic Association fans will have a unique opportunity to play a round of golf with some of the league’s legendary players at a fundraising event at the exclusive Westchester Country Club in New York. The annual golf outing is hosted by the Gaelic Players Association, the non-profit representative body for the players of the GAA. For more information or to make a...

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Earth Day founder Denis Hayes stands in front of the headquarters for Hayes's Bullitt Foundation in Seattle, the most energy efficient office building in the world. (Photo: Bullitt Foundation)

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Earth Day, and the Irish American Who Started It

Forty seven years ago, on April 22, the millions of people participated in events across the country in the first celebration of Earth Day. According to a New York Times article about the event, more than 2,000 colleges participated, 10,000 K-12 schools, and a couple thousand towns. The wire services tallied the total participation at 20 million across the U.S. Today, Earth Day is the most widely...

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Bill Ford, executive chairman of Ford and great-great grandson of Henry Ford, stands at the Ford Homestead in Co. Cork.

Ford Company Celebrates
100 Years in Ireland

William Clay Ford, Jr. Ford executive chairman and Irish America Hall of Fame inductee, traveled to County Cork to pay tribute to the centenary of the first Ford plant in Ireland. ℘℘℘ William Clay Ford, Jr. the great-great grandson of Irish American automobile pioneer Henry Ford, unveiled a plaque and bench in Ballinascarthy, Ireland on April 20 to commemorate 100 years of Ford in the...

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The famous photo of Paul Hogan leaving the Tate with the stolen Jour d’Eté under his arm. Scroll to bottom to see the full-size image. (Photo: Courtesy Keith Farrell / Irish Post)

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The Great Tate Caper

On April 12, 1956, two young Irish men walked into the Tate Gallery in London with one brazen objective in mind – to seize an £8 million impressionist masterpiece in the name of their country. ℘℘℘ Dubliner Paul Hogan and his mate Billy Fogarty from Galway believed that the painting, Berthe Morisot’s Jour d’Été, was the property of Ireland and had been unjustly obtained by the...

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