What Social Distancing Meant During the Famine

By Niall O’Dowd, Publisher Social distancing during the famine was leaving your home and hearth and catching the boat to America. The hovel you left behind had a dirt floor and was often shared with animals. Dysentery, cholera, malnutrition was rife. Ventilators were the holes in the roof to let the smoke from the tiny fire escape. Once there was nothing to cook the fire...

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Ireland’s Wildlife Youngsters

℘℘℘ Ireland is fortunate enough to have a diverse range of wildlife that is consistently booming. Although, the past few weeks have been tough with one storm after another, Ireland’s Wildlife species are pushing through and sticking to their springtime schedules. Here’s a few of Irelands native wildlife youngsters to brighten up your day and encourage you to conserve and...

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My Wild Irish Mother

℘℘℘ In commemorating the wonderful life of Mary Higgins Clark, who passed away on January 31, 2020, we honor her life with a piece from our archives written by herself about her mother Nora. In 1967 when she was eighty, I tossed a birthday party for Mother. There were over seventy people present: my generation and hers; friends and cousins; our children; cronies from way-back...

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Colm Tóibín, Dómhnal Slattery honorees at Glucksman Ireland House awards dinner

Irish business leader Dómhnal Slattery and award-winning writer Colm Tóibín will be honored at the 8th Annual Gala on February 25 at the Kimmel Center for University Life, New York City. ℘℘℘ The annual event will be held on Tuesday, February 25 from 6:30-10:00 p.m. at NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life. Loretta Brennan Glucksman will present Dómhnal with the Lewis L....

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Green is The New Black

Tourism Ireland hosted a stellar event at The Lotte New York Palace Hotel in New York City last night, Jan. 28, to launch its 2020 marketing plan – an extension of the 2019 “Fill Your Heart With Ireland” campaign. Guests from all over the U.S., and Ireland, filled the beautiful ballroom at the Palace for a night of celebration and discussion.  Alison Metcalfe, Tourism Ireland’s head...

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