By Patricia Harty, Editor-In-Chief Eileen Collins, the first female to command a space mission, is a determined down-to-earth woman who never let anything stand in the way of her dream. August 1999: NASA, Texas: Eileen Collins looks a little tired and it’s no wonder. America’s first female space commander has been caught in a whirlwindRead more..
Archive for April, 2021
Mayo Day, the day in the calendar year that recognizes County Mayo, its people, and all things Mayo returns on May 1st in true Irish style. The first county in Ireland to dedicate a day to its own name will present a special celebration of the heritage, culture, achievements, diaspora and community spirit of MayoRead more..
The most trusted designated driver of all time has died. Astronaut Michael Collins passed away at his home in Florida on April 28. He was 90 years old, and he had been battling cancer. On July 20, 1969, two American astronauts landed on the moon and became the first humans to walk on the lunarRead more..
Irish Americans are among the most generous in the world — the evidence is there in the World Giving Index. But why? Kieran McConville works with Concern Worldwide, an international humanitarian agency with its roots in Ireland, offices in the US, and a mission to eliminate extreme poverty across the world. That job has given himRead more..
Great Famine Voices 2021 is back this Sunday, with a brand new series of free standalone short films and online discussions beginning with Black abolitionists in Ireland and continuing with caregivers during Ireland’s darkest years. These short films provide uplifting stories about humanitarians in Ireland and pay tribute to caregivers, both in the mid-nineteenth centuryRead more..
“Quinn has a way of making ordinary things, the ordinary or wise or inadequate thoughts of many persons in many circumstances not only convincing but merely actual: an ability that can remind a reader of James Joyce in stories like The Dead and in Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.” – John CrowleyRead more..
Beginning April 27th the Irish Repertory Theatre presents a performance on screen of their 2019 production Little Gem filmed remotely from New York, London, and Connecticut. Also, enjoy the opportunity to watch any or all of the Irish Rep’s ten recent performances. Little Gem April 27th – May 9th By Elaine MurphyDirected by Marc Atkinson Borrull Read more..
Galway joins Mayo and Louth as an Ancestral Home Ireland loves to claim her own, so President Biden – who’s conspicuously proud of his 5/8 Irish ancestry – is a source of pride for many in the land of his ancestors. I first explored his heritage before he became Vice President, and later shared someRead more..
What a difference two decades make By Megan Smolenyak In April of 2001, a miracle occurred. Well, it certainly seemed that way at the time. The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation (SOLEIF) opened the American Family Immigration History Center (AFIHC), launching an online database — digitized and indexed — of the passenger records of millions ofRead more..
April 17, 2021 By Deaglán de Bréadún Concern has been growing in Ireland, north and south, that the Troubles which caused so many deaths and injuries for thirty years from the late Sixties until the end of the Nineties might be on the way back. The Belfast/Good Friday Agreement was concluded in April 1998, withRead more..