Sikh the Fair Land: Faiths o’ the Irish

Sixteen graduate students from Columbia University’s School of Journalism traveled to Ireland and found a country of many cultures and religions. The Indian Christians in Galway By Betwa Sharma and Zachary Goelman The ground floor entrance of the Westwood House Hotel entices passers-by with rock music and drink specials. It is a popular haunt in Galway and people mill around the bar on the eve...

Patricia Harty

The First Word: Seeking the Fair Land

Walter Macken’s book  Seek the Fair Land came to mind when I chose the cover text to go with the picture of the Sikh man dancing in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin. Macken’s novel centers around Oliver Cromwell’s  brutal “ethnic cleansing” of Irish Catholics, who were either killed, or banished “to Hell or to Connaught” (to the barren lands of the West of Ireland or to...

Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick in The Producers

Irish Eye on Hollywood

Irish-American hunk George Clooney recently said that he plans to return to his ancestral home for a summer of motorcycling. “I am doing a motorbike ride in Ireland this summer,” he recently told Dublin radio station FM104. “I hear it rains a lot but I’ve got the perfect outfit!” Clooney’s last film Leatherheads was a bit of a dud, but he may soon be back in the Oscar nomination form...

Patricia Harty, Editor-in-Chief of Irish America magazine; John Gilmore, COO of Sling Media and ITLG member; Niall O'Dowd founder of Irish America Magazine

Silicon’s Finest Irish at Stanford

SILICON Valley has long been the birthplace of great innovation. Companies such as Google, Apple, Hewlett Packard and Intel all began their journeys to greatness here, and the world was changed forever. Now comes a new Irish organization that could change the way the world sees Irish America and Ireland. With Irish America acting as co-host, The Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG) held...

Mrs. & Gen. Meagher grave markers, Fighting 69th

Meagher of the Sword Honored in Brooklyn

A gravestone honoring Irish Patriot Thomas Meagher, a Fighting 69th Brigade commander and former acting governor of Montana Territory, was unveiled at the Green-Wood Cemetery, in Brooklyn, New York on April 19. The Green-Wood Historic Fund erected the gravestone to Meagher, whose body was never found after he went missing on the Missouri River in 1867, and placed it next to the grave of his wife...