The Irish-American command module pilot who successfully navigated Apollo 11
An old-time bar in Brooklyn, Farrell’s has served as a community center since the 1930s, and is the last marker of what was once a thriving Irish neighborhood. ℘℘℘ Farrell’s Bar, on the...More
Richie Neal’s extraordinary journey from a working-class neighborhood in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Washington, D.C., and one of the most powerful jobs in American politics as the chairman of...More
The peace process hasn’t extended to the Irish ballad group the Wolfe Tones. The famous music group split last Christmas, and is now at war over who is entitled to use the name. There are now...More
Jimmy Kennedy, Irish songwriter famous for songs like “The Isle of Capri,” was born in Omagh Co. Tyrone on July 20, 1902. Educated at Trinity College Dublin and trying a career in teaching and the military, Kennedy’s music career took off after joining a music publishing company. Kennedy wrote over 2,000 songs and during his time, he had more hits in the US than any other Irish or British lyricist.