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January 2000

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The Player

Some men are defined by how they win, some by their bearing in defeat. For Mark O’Meara, golf’s great grandson...

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The First Word:
At Home in America

It’s Christmas Eve and the Brew and Burger on 47th Street where I work is crowded with last-minute shoppers and tired...

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In This Issue

Musical Merry-Go-Round

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It’s been a good year for Irish pop music. There hasn’t been one big ticket album in 1999–the new U2 effort isn’t expected until early 2000–but if you scratch the...

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An Irish Slant on the English Language

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Terence P. Dolan’s Dictionary of Hiberno-English is not like any other dictionary or, for that matter, like any other reference volume. It’s the first general dictionary of the Irish...

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The Player

Some men are defined by how they win, some by their bearing in defeat. For Mark O’Meara, golf’s great grandson of Ireland, his composure on a day of personal loss but team triumph fleshes...

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Famine Commemorations Around the World

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The drive to commemorate the Great Famine and the global legacy of Irish immigration is swelling to massive proportions. Along with the new Irish Immigration postage stamp launched both in Ireland...

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Boston Irish Fight Today’s Famines

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After building a $1 million memorial park last year to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Irish Famine, Boston’s Irish community is turning its attention toward people suffering from...

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A New Life for an Old Castle

Take a long look and it’s easy to imagine yourself in the heart of some Irish Camelot. Overlooking the rolling green countryside between Gort and Galway city, Cloghan Castle is one of the...

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Hibernia People

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Il Papa Meets Il Bono “Holy Father, this is Mr. Bono — he’s a pop singer.” With these words the U2 lead singer was introduced to Pope John Paul II at the Vatican in September....

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News from Ireland:
Jack Lynch Dies in Dublin

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There were fond tributes from government officials for former Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) and Fianna Fáil leader Jack Lynch, who died in Dublin on October 20 following a long illness. The Dáil...

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News from Ireland:
Irish Nurses Strike for Better Pay

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Hospitals in Ireland came to a standstill in late October when the country’s 28,000 nurses started strike action over a long-running pay dispute. Despite last minute talks between union...

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The First Word:
At Home in America

It’s Christmas Eve and the Brew and Burger on 47th Street where I work is crowded with last-minute shoppers and tired children brought in from the boroughs and New Jersey to see the tree at...

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The Last Word: Frontiersman Curtin

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His birthplace claimed by two states, Jeremiah Curtin, son of Irish immigrants, shed glory upon the state to which he was brought as an infant — Wisconsin. Something of his indomitable nature...

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Hibernia

Boston Irish Fight Today’s Famines

After building a $1 million memorial park last year to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the...

Hibernia People

Il Papa Meets Il Bono “Holy Father, this is Mr. Bono — he’s a pop singer.”...

A New Life for an Old Castle

Take a long look and it’s easy to imagine yourself in the heart of some Irish Camelot....

Famine Commemorations Around the World

The drive to commemorate the Great Famine and the global legacy of Irish immigration is swelling to...