A profile of Bridget H. Murray, my mother. By Eileen Murray Bridget Harriet Collier filled the world with many things since she came into it on Tuesday, September 9, 1924: humor,...More
My god, what they went through to get here. Whenever I forget the lot of early Irish immigrants to America, something pulls me back. As I write this, I have open in front of me a book called...More
Irish universities are at the forefront of medical science. Here are some of the recent breakthroughs they have made in understanding human health. ℘℘℘ Queens University Belfast Dr. Philip...More
The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) ended its long-held ban on members playing or attending “foreign” sports games such as soccer and rugby on April 11, 1971. The most notable controversy surrounding the ban took place in 1938, when Douglas Hyde, then President of Ireland, was suspended as a Patron of the Association after he attended an international soccer match in Dalymount Park, Dublin. He was later re-admitted in a vote of 120 – 11 at the GAA’s 1939 Annual Congress. The lifting of the ban also resulted in Croke Park, Dublin’s large GAA staduim, being permitted to host foreign games.