Robert Kennedy and Bill Barry hit it off they met in the FBI office in New York.

Those We Lost

Recent passings in the Irish and Irish American communities. ℘℘℘ William “Bill” Barry 1927 – 2018 Bill Barry. Bill Barry, who grabbed Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin’s gun and prevented many other deaths on that fateful night in 1968, passed away on October 9, at age 91 in his New York suburban home. To the end of his life, Bill unfairly blamed himself for what happened to Robert F....

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Those We Lost

Jeremy Ullick Brown 1939 – 2014 Jeremy Ullick Browne, the 11th Marquess of Sligo and heir of Grace O’Malley of Westport House, passed away on July 22. He was 75. Brown helped to reinvigorate his family’s dwindling fortunes and Westport House itself when he opened it up to tourists in 1960, making Westport House one of the most widely known and visited tourist attractions in Ireland. The...

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Those We Lost

A tribute to some of the fine Irish-Americans who touched our  lives Of the thousands of men and women who have given their lives in the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, the deaths of three young Irish-Americans from the New York area brought home the terrible price of war. The funeral of Captain John F. McKenna took place on August 25 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Brooklyn....

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Argentine Irish Leader Passes

Dr. Mario Dolan, who founded the Irish Argentine Society in 1987, died on October 3, in New York City. The group’s main goal as the promotion of relationships between the descendants of the Irish who emigrated all over South America with those in the U.S. and Ireland. Dolan also worked tirelessly to raise funds to support the Southern Cross, the Irish newspaper published in Argentina for...

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Irish actor Richard Harris.

Those We Lost

  Derek Bell 1935 — 2002 Derek Bell, the much-loved musician best known for playing harp with The Chieftains, died suddenly in Phoenix on October 17th. Belfast-born Bell had been with the band for nearly 30 years and made 30 albums with the band as well as many on his own. Classically trained, he was a multi-instrumentalist and composer who played the piano, oboe, horn, cor anglais and...

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