Posts Tagged ‘Kennedys’

Irish Americans
Honored in New Ross

The Hall of Fame, Kennedy Summer School, and the opening of a Savannah exhibit all happened in New Ross in early September.  ℘℘℘ Two Americans with connections to New Ross were inducted into the Irish America Hall of Fame in County Wexford in September. Dr. Frank Rossiter, a pioneering Savannah doctor, and the late JohnRead more..

Saoirse

Saoirse, the only daughter of Courtney Kennedy Hill and Paul Hill, tragically died on Thursday, August 1, 2019, of a suspected accidental overdose at her family’s compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. She was a junior at Boston College. In this essay, published in February 2016 for the Deerfield Academy student newspaper, she wrote about dealing with depression.Read more..

Edward “Ted” Kennedy, Jr.

After two productive terms as a Connecticut state senator in which he authored and shepherded more than 60 bills to passage, including some landmark environmental legislation, Edward “Ted” Kennedy Jr. is leaving the senate to devote himself to fighting for the rights of persons with disabilities. Kennedy, who is the board chair of the AmericanRead more..

Ripple of Hope

50 years of RFK’s Human Rights Legacy ℘℘℘ Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights celebrates 50 years at its annual Ripple of Hope dinner on December 12 in New York. Every year it’s a gathering of activists, business leaders, policymakers, and celebrities to honor individuals who are advancing Robert F. Kennedy’s vision of a more just and peacefulRead more..

Our Jack

Pete Hamill writes on JFK, our Irish American of the Century

Somewhere in the shadowy land between myth and history lies the domicile of John F. Kennedy. The first United States president of Irish-Catholic descent, Kennedy was a man of many faces: war hero, orator, lover, creator, and visionary. He had it all, and it was all taken away, but in the end he gained immortality.Read more..