Warrior for Truth

By Tom Deignan His name was Cornelius Mahoney Sheehan. A son of Irish immigrants, he was born at the height of the Great Depression and raised on a farm in Massachusetts. By the time “Neil” Sheehan died earlier this month, at the age of 84, he’d won an armful of literary awards, and played a key role in altering the course of U.S. history, as depicted in Hollywood films like...

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The Irish Rep’s Theatre
@ Home Winter Festival

The Irish Repertory Theatre begins its Theatre @ Home Winter Festival on Tuesday with its first of nine different productions that will run between January 26th – February 21st with each production playing at four different times throughout the month. MOLLY SWEENEY Molly Sweeney has lived in happy, capable, and independent darkness since she was ten months old. When Frank, her...

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“FOR JACK YEATS AND FOR IRELAND…”

By Margy Kinmonth Filmmaker Margy Kinmonth writes about making To The Western World, a film inspired by the paintings of Jack B. Yeats, and how she enticed film director, screenwriter, and actor, John Huston to narrate the film. The New York Irish Center will present To The Western World on Tuesday, January 19 at 3:00 pm EST. and Saturday January 23 at 8:pm EST. See below for more...

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A Forgotten Irish
Civil Rights Trailblazer

By Tom Deignan In 1957, Martin Luther King. Jr. paid a visit to a Tennessee community organizing camp where he heard Pete Seeger perform a revised version of an old gospel tune for the first time. Within a decade, “We Shall Overcome” would become an anthem for civil rights marchers from Birmingham to Belfast. Photo: Muddy Roots Records, muddyrootsrecords.com Martin...

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Irish American Partnership Celebrates Women’s Leadership

Hosted by the Irish American Partnership the January 6th women’s leadership event featured: Global leader & Seventh President of Ireland, Mary Robinson Editor-in-Chief of Glamour, Samantha Barry Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations, Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason Co-anchor and National Broadcast Journalist with RTÉ, Caitríona Perry The Irish...

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