Patrick O'Neill's favorite plane, a B-17, and his favorite rank, captain, 1944.

Those We Lost

Recent passings in the Irish and Irish American communities. ℘℘℘ Patrick O’Neill. Patrick O’Neill 1915–2018 Patrick H. O’Neill passed at the age of 102 at his residence in New Canaan, Connecticut. He was born in Cordova, Alaska in 1915 to parents Harry O’Neill and Florence Leahy and grew up as the seventh of 12 children in a big Irish family. Early in life, Patrick found...


Patrick Kavanagh

Sean Kelly remembers one of Ireland’s most significant and revered poets. ℘℘℘ Ireland, from 1932 until 1973, was ruled by the eminently austere statesman Eamon de Valera, in cahoots with John Charles McQuaid, the outstandingly chaste Archbishop of Dublin. The former dreamed of “athletic youths, sturdy children and happy maidens, living the life that God desires that men should...