Dancer, choreographer, and teacher inducted into the 2020 Hall of Fame
“Our focus is to create ladders of opportunity to help people get to the middle class through the construction trades. That’s really why you do it.” – Sean...More
It is difficult to define or to encapsulate Judy Collins in under 2,000 words. Ironically though, perhaps just two words can provide an insight into this remarkable woman’s activism, career, and...More
Recently published books of Irish and Irish-American interest. Recommended: A History of Ireland in 100 Objects In late 2010, Fintan O’Toole, literary editor and long-time writer for the Irish...More
There is a thread that links each of Terry George’s films, and it comes directly from his life. “I’m talking about ordinary people struggling against oppression,” he tells Irish America....More
On April 3, 1900, the boat carrying Queen Victoria for her third-ever visit to Ireland – and her first since 1861 – set down anchor in Dublin Bay. Documents from the Irish Office of Public Works recently emerged and indicate that her ship went off course on its way to Ireland, resulting in a longer voyage. It was the time of her annual trip to France, but she had been advised not to do so as mainland European opinion of her was low in light of the Boer War. She stayed in Ireland, touring, until April 26th. It was the last visit by a member of the British monarchy until Queen Elizabeth II’s trip to Ireland in May 2011.