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October / November 2019

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In East Mayo: A Community Where Past Is Prologue

A year-long celebration is underway to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Swinford, a County Mayo town as proud of...

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“Forty Shades of Green” at 60

The iconic song about Ireland, written by country music legend Johnny Cash in 1969, is still popular...

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The Peculiar Adventures
of Irish Poets in America

Dublin-born THOMAS MOORE (1779-1852) is still recognized as Ireland’s National Bard; he was once as famous a romantic...

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Kathleen Murphy:
Integrity, Smarts, & Vision

Kathleen Murphy shares insights on her career’s success, the importance of team work, and the family story behind her...

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McSorley’s Old Ale House

Sawdust on the floor, two kinds of beer – light or dark – what’s not to love about this timeless New York...

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In This Issue

Kathleen Murphy:
Integrity, Smarts, & Vision

Kathleen Murphy shares insights on her career’s success, the importance of team work, and the family story behind her mission to give people, especially women and the younger generation, the tools...

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First Word: Profit and Loss

…and empowering women to take control of their financial futures. ℘℘℘ Profiling so many successful Irish people working in the financial industry has me questioning my own...

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News from Ireland:
October / November 2019

The latest goings on. ℘℘℘ Ireland is particularly exposed to economic turbulence from a no-deal Brexit. BREXIT AND THE BORDER The October 31 deadline is fast approaching and yet we...

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Ireland Looks to Finances in 2025

Ireland’s Minister of State for Financial Services and Insurance, Michael D’Arcy, was in New York City on July 28 to launch the “Ireland for Finance” five-year strategy plan at a breakfast...

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Irish Americans
Honored in New Ross

The Hall of Fame, Kennedy Summer School, and the opening of a Savannah exhibit all happened in New Ross in early September.  ℘℘℘ Two Americans with connections to New Ross were...

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Irish Eye on Hollywood

FROM AILES TO POWER Academy Award winner Russell Crowe was most recently seen on the Showtime political drama The Loudest Voice, about TV kingmaker Roger Ailes and the rise of Fox News. Now,...

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Love of Country

When music legend Bruce Springsteen recorded his excellent 2007 “Live in Dublin” concert, it’s no accident that the famed rock-n-roller opted for a decidedly more country flavor, using fiddles...

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New Film & TV

DUBLIN MURDERS AIRING ON STARZ NETWORK A few years back, author Tana French told Irish America about her unusual journey from under-employed actress to “First Lady of Irish Crime.” “I...

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Phoenix Remembers
the Great Hunger

The 2019 International Commemoration of the Great Irish Famine will take place in Phoenix, Arizona, on Sunday, November 3. Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Chair of the...

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The American Revolution
and Ireland

The Irish involvement in the American Revolution is often lost in the stories dominated by tales of the wisdom of the Founding Fathers. Now, a new exhibition at Philadelphia’s Museum of the...

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President Higgins in the U.S.A.

President Michael D. Higgins was in New York in September for the United Nations General Assembly, where he attended many high-level bilateral meetings with other world leaders. While in New York,...

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In East Mayo: A Community Where Past Is Prologue

A year-long celebration is underway to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Swinford, a County Mayo town as proud of its heritage as its time-honored strength of...

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Wild Irish Women:
Marie-Louise O’Murphy

a.k.a. Marie-Louise O’Murphy de Boisfailly, Morphy, Morphi, Mademoiselle de Murph, La Belle Morphise, Louison, Madame la Countess de Beaufranchet d’Ayat, Mme Lenormand de la Gravière...

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Roots: Murphy, O’Murchu,
and O’Murphy

The Irish surname Murphy is a modern form of the ancient Irish name O’Murchadha, which means “descendant of sea warrior,” from the Gaelic muir, meaning “sea,” and cath, meaning...

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Window on the Past: Stampede of a New York Cowboy

Calgary, nicknamed “Cowtown,” is home to the largest rodeo in the world, the Calgary Stampede, which annually draws millions of visitors. The first Calgary rodeo in 1912 was organized...

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McSorley’s Old Ale House

Sawdust on the floor, two kinds of beer – light or dark – what’s not to love about this timeless New York landmark pub? ℘℘℘ It might not be New York’s oldest bar – the Ear...

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The Peculiar Adventures
of Irish Poets in America

Dublin-born THOMAS MOORE (1779-1852) is still recognized as Ireland’s National Bard; he was once as famous a romantic poet as his best friend Lord Byron. While studying law in London in 1801 he...

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What Are You Like?
Tom O’Neill

On the best advice he ever received, talking on plane rides, and being 20 years late on his book deadline! ℘℘℘ It took 20 years of intensive research, hundreds of interviews, missed...

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Dark Ireland:
Images of a Lost World

The following is an extract from the foreword to Richard Fitzgerald’s stunning book of photographs taken in Ireland over the past 45 years. ℘℘℘ For more than forty years I have...

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Book Reviews

Skin by E.M. Reapy Elizabeth Reapy’s Natalie is one of those characters who stays with you long after you’ve finished the book she occupies. If “occupies” is even the right word,...

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“Forty Shades of Green” at 60

The iconic song about Ireland, written by country music legend Johnny Cash in 1969, is still popular today. ℘℘℘ When Cash visited Ireland in 1959, he was already a successful country...

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Woodstock: The Irish Contribution

On the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival, Christine Kinealy remembers the legendary guitarist from Northern Ireland who gave a celebrated performance. ℘℘℘ Jimi Hendrix,...

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Sláinte! The Great October Fair

The Ballinasloe October Fair is one of the oldest fairs in Ireland. While now predominantly associated with horses, in its heyday it served as a market for the sale of cattle and sheep by...

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Photo Album: An Ocean Away

My paternal great-grandmother Violet May Carroll McHale was born in 1906 in Castlebar, Mayo, and raised as a farmer’s daughter. She and her sisters (Delia, Lucy, and Jane) did much of the grunt...

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Irish Eye on Hollywood

FROM AILES TO POWER Academy Award winner Russell Crowe was most recently seen on the Showtime...

The American Revolution
and Ireland

The Irish involvement in the American Revolution is often lost in the stories dominated by tales...

Ireland Looks to Finances in 2025

Ireland’s Minister of State for Financial Services and Insurance, Michael D’Arcy, was in New...

Irish Americans
Honored in New Ross

The Hall of Fame, Kennedy Summer School, and the opening of a Savannah exhibit all happened in New...

Love of Country

When music legend Bruce Springsteen recorded his excellent 2007 “Live in Dublin” concert,...

News from Ireland:
October / November 2019

The latest goings on. ℘℘℘ Ireland is particularly exposed to economic turbulence from...

New Film & TV

DUBLIN MURDERS AIRING ON STARZ NETWORK A few years back, author Tana French told Irish America...

Phoenix Remembers
the Great Hunger

The 2019 International Commemoration of the Great Irish Famine will take place in Phoenix,...

President Higgins in the U.S.A.

President Michael D. Higgins was in New York in September for the United Nations General Assembly,...