Posts Tagged ‘Fourth of July’

Irish America Fest in New Ross

For the fifth year running, the County Wexford town of New Ross will mark American Independence Day with Irish America Fest, a three-day celebration of transatlantic friendship and legacy beginning this weekend on Friday, June 30. The festival, held in association with the Wexford Co. Council, Failte Ireland, and Irish America magazine, will provide entertainmentRead more..

Weekly Comment:
Lower Manhattan Historical Society Plans Irish 4th of July Celebrations

Irish studies scholar Maureen Murphy will lead the Lower Manhattan Historical Society’s second annual Fourth of July parade. ℘℘℘ The Lower Manhattan Historical Society will celebrate American and Irish independence alike this weekend with a series of events in and around Battery Park. Assisting the society in running these activities will be the Consulate ofRead more..

George M. Cohan:
“Born on the Fourth of July”

The life of George M. Cohan, the greatest song and dance man of all time, is explored by M.V. Quinn. As he boasts in his song, George Michael Cohan was born on July 4, 1878, and as he proved again and again in his plays and songs, he remained “a real live nephew” of America’sRead more..

Weekly Comment: New Ross
Celebrates Irish America Day

Celebrations are taking place this weekend in the southeast port town of New Ross in Co. Wexford to mark America’s Independence Day. Now in its fourth year, Irish America Fest looks set to be three days of live music, culinary delights and fun-filled activities planned to cater to all age groups. Events officially kick offRead more..

The Irish Who Signed the
Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence is a physically beautiful document and when I was a kid I had an image of it on my wall. There were Irish names, including “McKean” on that original parchment, and that gave me the story I needed to feel at home here like a native. My love of country, theRead more..