Ireland’s Season of ReJoyce

For millions of people, June 16 is always an extraordinary day. On that day in 1904, Leopold Bloom made his epic journey through Dublin as described by James Joyce in Ulysses, one of the world’s most highly acclaimed modern novels. “Bloomsday” — the St. Patrick’s Day of literature — has become a tradition for Joyce enthusiasts all over the world. Nowhere is...

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American Ireland Fund

The American Ireland Fund held its Twenty-ninth Annual New York Gala at the Waldorf-Astoria on May 6, 2004. The lavish event was led by dinner Chairman Robert McCann and attended by 1,400 guests. The international organization reached its goal of raising over $2.5 million to support its many cultural and humanitarian programs. ♦   The Humanitarian Award and the Leslie C. Quick Jr. Award....

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Museum Honors the Irish

County Mayo family lauded for its many achievements. ℘℘℘ The O’Dwyer family was honored at a benefit for the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in New York City. Three generations of the O’Dwyers, both immigrant and American-born, have worked to improve the lives of citizens of New York City, and many of them have been in Irish America’s Top 100. The oldest of seven children,...

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Women of Concern Luncheon

The Irish humanitarian aid agency Concern hosted its second annual Women of Concern Luncheon at the Rainbow Room in Rockefeller Plaza on June 17. The event honors women of accomplishment in both the developed and developing world. ♦ 2004 Women of Concern Honoree Carole Black. (Photo: Ben Assen) Chairman of Concern Worldwide U.S. Tom Moran, Willa Addis, and Operations Director of Concern...

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Fleet Week in New York

Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima arrived in the Big Apple on Memorial Day weekend to kick off the 17th annual Fleet Week celebration for the U.S. Navy – and New York was ready. Once safely moored, approximately 4,000 sailors aboard 12 U.S. Atlantic Fleet and U.S. Coast Guard vessels poured into downtown Manhattan from Pier 88 and Staten Island – many of them...

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