In February of this year, globally-renowned Irish author Edna O’Brien was named as the winner of the PEN/Nabokov award for achievement in international literature. Today, on International Women’s Day, we celebrate this seminally feminist voice in modern Irish culture, and look back on Patricia Harty’s 2007 interview with O’Brien, where they talked writing, family, andRead more..
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Irish Hunger and Migration: Myth, Memory and Memorialization Edited by Patrick Fitzgerald, Christine Kinealy, and Gerard Moran The biennial Ulster-American Heritage Symposium, which explores Ulster’s connections with the United States, celebrated its 20th anniversary at two venues in 2014: Quinnipiac University in Connecticut and the University of Georgia in Athens. Since 1976, venues have alternated between sites in Ulster andRead more..
Tara Stackpole read Football for Dummies from cover to cover. She needed to know the difference between a fullback and a halfback. Her husband, Timmy, had been a football player on the FDNY team, a coach for the kids’ league and a huge sports fan. Tara wanted to get up to speed on the intricaciesRead more..
On June 5, 2002, Maureen Murray of The Northern Ireland Women’s Initiative (NIWI) hosted a luncheon at her home in New York City to launch a new fundraising campaign to announce the next phase of DemocraShe, a six-week comprehensive training program in politics, policy and media for women in Northern Ireland. NIWI successfully trained 102Read more..