Irish Folk Furniture – Delightful Animated Short Wins Sundance & Our Hearts

Irish Folk Furniture, a short  film by Tony Donoghue, has won the prize for Best Animation at the prestigious (not to mention cool) Sundance Film Festival in Utah. Over the course of eight utterly delightful minutes, Donoghue uses stop motion animation and interviews to explore the fate of folk furniture in his Tipperary parish of Terryglass Kilbarron. Sixteen items are refurbished by a skilled...

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Irish Family History Day – January 24

Irish Family History Day is Thursday, January 24. In partnership with The Gathering and the launch of more than 21 million birth, marriage, and death (BDM) certificates to the site, FindMyPast.com has declared Thursday, January 24 to be “Irish Family History Day.” It’s more than just a nominal accolade though, because this Thursday the site is opening their Ireland records to the public...

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Business 100 Honorees and Keynote Denis O’Brien Celebrated in New York

The top Irish-American and Irish-born leaders of the business world were celebrated in New York on Wednesday, December 5th, at the annual Irish America magazine Business 100 awards luncheon, the premier networking event for the Irish in corporate America. Leading Irish businessman Denis O’Brien delivered the 2012 Keynote Address. O’Brien is the founder of Digicel, one of the largest...

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Mark Kelly and Gabby Giffords Address Asassin Jared Loughner In Court

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, faced Jared Loughner, the gunman who killed 6 and injured 13 at Giffords’ 2011 Congress on Your Corner event in Tucson, Arizona, in court for his November 8 sentencing. Loughner, who had pleaded guilty on 19 counts, received seven life sentences and 140 years in prison, without the chance for parole. The...

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Dr. John Lahey Named Irish Person of Year in New England

Dr. John Lahey, President of Quinnipiac University, was presented with New England Irish person of the Year at an event at the Irish Consulate in Boston last week. He was jointly honored by the Irish Emigrant, Irish Voice Newspaper and IrishCentral.com. Dr.Lahey was recognized for his extraordinary achievement in creating the Ireland’s Great Hunger museum based on the Irish Famine in Hamden,...

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