Woodstock 1969:
The Irish Contribution

Jimmy Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Who, The Band, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jefferson Airplane, Ten Years After, Joan Baez, Santana, Joe Cocker, Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, and – Henry McCullough. They all played at Woodstock in 1969. McCullough has the distinction of being, reputedly, the only Irishman to play in the Festival. For guitarist McCullough, it was literally a flying...

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Astronaut Michael Collins on the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

The most trusted designated driver of all time reflects on the ride 50 years after lift-off and offers wisdom to those who will be behind the wheel in years to come. ℘℘℘ Today (July 20) marks the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the one where that Armstrong guy took “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” With Neil Armstrong having passed on nearly seven years ago to...

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This Man Is the
Future of Medicine

Award-winning neurosurgeon, immunologist, and inventor Dr. Kevin Tracey will give the keynote address at Irish America’s annual Healthcare / Life Sciences 50 dinner on September 12 at the Metropolitan Club in New York City. ℘℘℘ Irish America magazine will host award-winning neurosurgeon and immunologist Dr. Kevin Tracey, an explorer on the frontier of a new, hybrid field –...

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Maggie Holland and her father Dan at an Atlético Madrid game while on a trip to Spain in February 2017.

Fathers of Influence

In honor of Father’s Day, a collection of remembrances from Irish and Irish-American daughters on their fathers, many of which came from Irish America interviews. ℘℘℘ Eileen Murray, co-chair of Bridgewater Associates   “My dad was in WWII, and Korea. He wanted to go to Vietnam, but did not. He felt that when the country needed you, you better stand up and go serve it, and...

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Rolling Thunder’s Last Ride

  “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” – Abraham Lincoln (quote on the home page of Rolling Thunder’s website)   The Rolling Thunder “Ride for Freedom” will ride through D.C. one last time on Sunday, May 26. After 31 straight years Artie Muller, founder and executive director of...

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