Posts Tagged ‘Brooklyn’

Colm Tóibín, Dómhnal Slattery honorees at Glucksman Ireland House awards dinner

Irish business leader Dómhnal Slattery and award-winning writer Colm Tóibín will be honored at the 8th Annual Gala on February 25 at the Kimmel Center for University Life, New York City. ℘℘℘ The annual event will be held on Tuesday, February 25 from 6:30-10:00 p.m. at NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life. Loretta Brennan GlucksmanRead more..

Tara Kelly

Tara McCammon Kelly is the vice president of Policy & Programs at the Municipal Art Society of New York, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and inspiring New Yorkers to engage in the betterment of the city. Previously, she was executive director of Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts. She serves on the board of directors of theRead more..

Thomas Keaney

Thomas “Tom” Keaney is the chief strategy officer for Rubenstein, a strategic communications and reputation management firm, where he has worked since 2001. Tom’s role encompasses a range of communications activities, including crisis management, digital and content strategies, entertainment and media, as well as corporate, public and policy affairs. Tom’s clients include, Jerry Seinfeld, andRead more..

A Child’s Christmas In Brooklyn

In the Brooklyn world of my childhood, Ireland seemed especially close at Christmas. While we kids looked forward to Santa, Mom and Dad were looking back to Ireland. Cards would arrive and Mom would cherish each and every one, especially those from her sisters, my Aunts Una and Joan, who would include letters for herRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Season of Saoirse

In November, Brooklyn finally arrives in theaters. This long-awaited Irish immigrant saga (based on Colm Tóibín novel) stars Saoirse Ronan and Domhnall Gleeson and was directed by Cork native John Crowley. Ronan plays an immigrant to 1950s New York who falls in love with an Italian American only to face a tough choice when familyRead more..

Forty Shades of Brooklyn

With a film version of Colm Tóibín’s 2009 novel Brooklyn, coming to American theaters later this year, Tom Deignan looks at the borough that was home to so many mid-century Irish immigrants. Back in January, a new generation of Brooklyn high school students were exposed to the beautiful prose of one of Irish America’s mostRead more..

Photo Album:
Holy Name Weddings

An Irish-American Family Tradition Lives On. Now, one might think that getting married for the first time at the age of 54, I would have wanted to have a small, intimate affair like my husband first suggested, but I had never imagined anything other than marrying in Holy Name of Jesus Church. Like most littleRead more..

The View to Liberty

Unbeknownst to many, Lady Liberty has a girlfriend. Thanks to the Irish immigrant turned prominent Brooklyn businessman Charles Higgins, Liberty has gazed directly into the eyes of a statue of Minerva – who stands contentedly in Brooklyn’s Greenwood Cemetery – for the past 85 years. Since its founding in 1838, many prominent New Yorkers haveRead more..

An Irish Field of Dreams

During his father’s time, the Dodgers broke the color barrier with Jackie Robinson. Now, Peter O’Malley is helping to internationalize the most American of sports by building baseball fields in Ireland, China, and Nicaragua and supporting baseball programs in Japan and other countries. ℘℘℘ Peter O’Malley is an internationalist. You can tell by the giganticRead more..

Photo Album: All in the Family

1972: The Noone Family, Brooklyn. ℘℘℘ Little did Luke Noone and Mary Ellen Doherty dream when they left Ireland that they would leave a legacy of five children, 20 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren – a total of 55 good-looking, God-fearing Narrowbacks (as Luke often referred to his family). Luke emigrated from Curramaeigh, Kilkerrin, Co. GalwayRead more..