Posts Tagged ‘Ireland’

Those We Lost: Denis Kelleher

Irish America lost a beloved one of our own in late November with the passing of Denis Kelleher, a Kerry-born powerhouse of a businessman. Over the course of his 80 years, Kelleher built two financial services firms from the ground up, raised a close-knit family of three with his wife Carol, and held fast toRead more..

Dark Ireland:
Images of a Lost World

The following is an extract from the foreword to Richard Fitzgerald’s stunning book of photographs taken in Ireland over the past 45 years. ℘℘℘ For more than forty years I have travelled the length and breadth of the land recording the beauty of Ireland and its people. I love the ever-changing light and the shadowsRead more..

“Forty Shades of Green” at 60

The iconic song about Ireland, written by country music legend Johnny Cash in 1969, is still popular today. ℘℘℘ When Cash visited Ireland in 1959, he was already a successful country musician, his hits including “Folsom Prison Blues” and “I Walk the Line.” He came to Ireland, though, as a tourist. He later explained hisRead more..

Dr. Kevin J. Tracey: Inventing the Future of Medicine

Dr. Kevin J. Tracey, president & CEO of the Feinstein Institutes, is a trailblazer in the neuroscience of immunity, bioelectronic medicine, and unlocking the secrets of the brain. ℘℘℘ For those of us fortunate enough to walk and run with ease, it’s hard to imagine living with chronic joint pain and swelling that makes everyRead more..

Weekly Comment: House of Waterford Crystal Celebrates One-Millionth Visitor

  August 19th marked a historic day for the House of Waterford Crystal as they welcomed their one-millionth visitor, Gladys Aycock from North Carolina, to their headquarters in Waterford city, Ireland. After booking a tour of the factory on her first trip to Ireland’s east coast, Gladys was greeted with a VIP reception upon herRead more..

Ireland-New Orleans Symposium

Heather Humphreys, Ireland’s Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, and Chair of the National Famine Commemoration Committee, together with other Irish dignitaries visited New Orleans in November to take part in a program of activities that drew attention to the enduring impact of Irish immigration on the Crescent City. The influence of Irish immigrantsRead more..

A Course Called Quirky

Tom Coyne, whose 16-week jaunt through Ireland’s 38 seaside golf courses led to the best-selling book, A Course Called Ireland, has put together a list of 18 of his favorite quirky Irish golf holes. Quirky: possessing an individual peculiarity of character; an unusual habit or way of behaving; different from the ordinary in a way thatRead more..

St. Patrick’s Day On Montserrat

An island in the Caribbean is probably the last thing people think of at mention of the words “Ireland” or “St. Patrick’s Day.” Believe it or not, the small island of Montserrat is the only place in the world besides Ireland that recognizes St. Patrick’s Day as a national holiday. The lush tropical island celebratesRead more..

Dublin Population Faces Boom

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) predicts that the population of Greater Dublin area will exceed two million people by the year 2021. It is estimated that the region will by then be home to an estimated 40 percent of a national population of five million people in the Republic of Ireland. This will mean thatRead more..

See You in September

Americans vacation in July. Europeans do it in August. No one goes anywhere in September. During the peak summer months, regardless of continent, the shops are crowded, the beaches are jammed, flights are overbooked, and hotels (if you can even find one with a vacancy) charge astronomical rates. Come September, beds are bargains, shops offerRead more..