Co. Donegal claimed the number one spot on National Geographic Traveller’s annual “Cool List” of recommendations for those who love travelling the world. The isolated western county ranked above locations in Greenland, Sudan and Seoul among other “culture capitals, hipster hotspots [and] wild escapes” and was praised for its “undiscovered” aura by the magazine. “There’sRead more..
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Music & Literary Honors Musician Joanie Madden, founder of Cherish the Ladies, received the 2015 Turlough O’Carolan Award for Musical Achievement. And longtime Irish America contributor Mary Pat Kelly, the author of Galway Bay and Of Irish Blood, who received the 2015 William Butler Yeats Award for Literary Achievement from the Council of Irish Associations ofRead more..
A little over a year ago, IA asked Kevin Barry what he would be doing if he weren’t a writer. He answered, “lumberjack.” But Barry, who was born in Limerick and currently lives in Sligo, won’t have to resort to deforesting northern Maine anytime soon (unless he wants to), because he is the just-named recipientRead more..
Columbia University and Jean Kennedy Smith have inaugurated a new award, the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, or the EMK Prize. This year’s prize is actually shared by two playwrights: Dan O’Brien for The Body of an American, and Robert Schenkkan for All the Way. The two inaugural winners willRead more..
Besting Bradley Cooper, Denzel Washington, Hugh Jackman, and Joaquin Phoenix, Daniel Day-Lewis made Oscar history last night when he was awarded his third Academy Award for Actor in a Leading Role. The Lincoln actor first won the Best Actor Oscar in 1990 for his gripping portrayal of the Irish painter and writer Christy Brown, whoRead more..
The Irish nominees in the 2013 Oscars. With so many Irish and Irish Americans nominated for Academy Awards this year, it might not be too far of a stretch to redub the famous gilded effigy O’scar. Leading the talk of tinseltown is Daniel Day-Lewis, nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayalRead more..
The 2013 Irish Film and Television Awards. This past weekend, the Irish Film and Television Awards brought well-deserved recognition to many of Ireland’s top television programs and films, many of which are largely unknown outside of the island. The ceremony, held at Dublin’s Convention Center, was hosted by actor and director Simon Delaney. Its primetimeRead more..
From actors and directors to writers and cinematographers, the Irish are having a very busy show biz awards season. The Oscar nominations were announced on January 10, and Daniel Day-Lewis led the Irish contingent of nominees. It was the fourth nomination for Day-Lewis, who won the coveted Best Actor Academy Award for 2007’s There WillRead more..
On Thursday, November 1, the National University of Ireland, Galway hosted its 6th annual Gala Dinner at the Metropolitan Club in New York City. This year’s event honored two graduates: Michael P. Higgins, Galway graduate, 1982 and managing director of Real Estate Finance, CIBC World Markets, and Academy Award-winning actress and honorary Galway graduate AnjelicaRead more..
The Irish American Writers & Artists honored Judy Collins with the Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award before a packed house at Rosie O’Grady’s Manhattan Club on October 15. Among those lauding the iconic folksinger was 93-year-old singer/songwriter and activist Pete Seeger, who declared, “If the world is still around in another 100 years, it willRead more..