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..
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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..
Publisher Niall O’Dowd Reflects Back On The Past 20 Years ♦ I will be forever grateful to this magazine for the incredible opportunities it has given to me over the past twenty years to meet, interview and become friends with some of the most amazing people on this earth. “I am a part of allRead more..
From witch hunts and huddled masses to the White House– 20 significant moments in the history of the Irish in America. 1688: Witch Hunt Goody Glover, an Irish woman, was hanged as a witch four years before the infamous Salem Trials of 1692 (as illustrated left). Glover, an Irish laundress who came to Salem, MassachusettsRead more..
Irish America has long exercised an outsized influence on Irish traditional music. Massive Irish immigration to these shores and the concentration of those immigrants in America’s large cities made New York and Chicago as important, if not more important, than Dublin and Cork as incubators of Irish music talent for many years. A 19(th) centuryRead more..
At the end of this past July, bands, dancers and others gathered at Terrace Park in Sioux Falls, South Dakota for the town’s annual Irish Festival. Despite temperatures running close to 100 degrees, organizers told the local newspaper that a good time was had by all who attended. Twenty years ago, the Sioux Falls Irish-AmericanRead more..
Ian Warpole’s report on Irish Arts Week in the Catskills Monday’s work done, I throw my instruments into the car, head out of Woodstock and north on Route 32 towards Greene County, heart of the Catskills. Past the peeling stockade that was Carson City East (20 years of gunfights, high noon), past motel shells, onRead more..
The holiday season was a tense one, to say the least, for the McAllister family. Days before Thanksgiving, federal agents raided their New Jersey home in the dead of night. Before Christmas, it became a distinct possibility that all six Belfast natives would be deported. Now, the McAllisters are awaiting a crucial decision from anRead more..
The new ambassador to Ireland, James Kenny, traces his family’s roots to County Mayo. But the red-haired partner in Chicago’s Kenny Construction Co. is not one to spend time at Mayo Association dances or Irish-American events in general. Kenny’s modern-day credentials as a dependable fundraiser for Republican politicians, including President Bush and his father, appearRead more..