Posts Tagged ‘Hibernia’

California High Schooler Wins Surfing Competitions on Tricolor Longboard

Los Angeles area high schooler Emily Rose Flavin, 17, is an award-winning amateur competitive surfer in both short and longboard. This summer 2017 she won three longboard championships, all while riding her trademark green, white, and orange Irish tricolor board. Emily is fourth-generation Irish American with roots in Cork and Tipperary. “I wear a lot of sunscreen,” she jokesRead more..

Irish Woman Among Youngest Ever to Pass New York Bar

When the results of the July New York Bar Exam were posted this fall, Aoife Moore Kavanagh (right), a law graduate of Dublin City University from County Louth, became one of the youngest people ever to pass the grueling test, at age 22. “A lot of my fellow classmates and people I met while inRead more..

First American Wins NY Marathon in 40 Years

With a finish time of 2 hours 26 minutes, Shalane Flanagan (below) became the first American in 40 years to win the New York City Marathon in November. It was her first major international win after more than a decade of professional racing. Flanagan, who was raised in an Irish American household in Marblehead, MA, representedRead more..

Eileen McDonnell Honored at Concern U.S. Seeds of Hope Awards

Concern Worldwide U.S. recognized Penn Mutual chairman and CEO Eileen McDonnell at its 21st annual Seeds of Hope dinner in November. McDonnell was honored for her outstanding dedication to improving the lives of the world’s poorest people, particularly women and young girls. “I am humbled by Concern Worldwide’s perseverance in their commitment not only to emergency relief, butRead more..

Eugene O’Neill Awards

Television host and entertainer Phil Donahue (second from left) was awarded with the Irish American Writers and Artists’ annual Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award in a dinner gala ceremony at New York City’s Manhattan Club in October. Pictured with Donahue above are IAW&A director Maria Deasy, Rosie O’Donnell, and IAW&A presenter Mark Butler. Donahue isRead more..

Irish Post Awards 2017: “Together We are Immense”

A night of community, Brexit, and high praise of the Irish in Britain as Bob Geldof and Johnny McDaid were among those honored at 40th annual Irish Post Awards on November 23 at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane in London. Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid praised the collective energy, spirit, and positive impact of theRead more..

Mayor of San Francisco Visits Cork

T­­­­­­his past September, San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee, who is of Chinese descent, visited Cork City where he met with Lord Mayor Tony Fitzgerald. The two mayors signed a Memorandum of Understanding to carry out Sister City exchanges aimed at strengthening relations and cooperation between the two cities, which were first designated Sisters CitiesRead more..

11-Year-Old Cuts White House Lawn

Earlier this year, Falls Church, Virginia, resident Frank Giaccio, who is 11, went viral with a letter he wrote to President Donald Trump offering to mow the White House lawn free of charge, saying he respected the president’s business background and noting that he runs his own small grass-cutting business in his neighborhood. This September,Read more..

The Vanishing Irish Americans

The number of people in the United States who identify as Irish American has suffered a sharp decline in recent years and shows no signs of recovering just yet, according to the Pew Research Center’s “Fading of the Green” report released in May. The population of Irish American residents, which stood at 36.9 million inRead more..

North America Acts Irish

Community theater groups from throughout the United States and Canada converged at the Geva Theater Center in Rochester, New York for the 24th Annual Acting Irish International Theater Festival in April. The adjudicated festival, founded in 1993, consisted this year of seven full-length productions presented over five days, all of which were attended by Oleans-basedRead more..