Just in time for Christmas, Netflix has produced a 30 minute animated movie based on a Frank McCourt’s story rooted in his memoir Angela’s Ashes. Entitled Angela’s Christmas, the sentimental cartoon may well earn its place alongside Charlie Brown’s Christmas and The Year Without a Santa Claus when it comes to future holiday favorites. Angela’s ChristmasRead more..
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Acclaimed Irish Director Jim Sheridan was on hand in New York in September for the NYC premiere of his new film The Secret Scripture, based on the Sebastian Barry novel of the same name, and starring Rooney Mara. The film was part of the 2017 Irish Screen America film series. The annual Irish filmmakers showcaseRead more..
There is something fitting about where Malachy McCourt is calling from as I speak to him about his dark and hilarious new book Death Need Not Be Fatal. McCourt is at a Manhattan rehabilitation facility, where he will spend the next few weeks recovering from a “severe attack” of gout. “I’m doing pretty good now,”Read more..
Irish American Writers and Artists Inc. (IAW&A) presented Malachy McCourt, the legendary actor, author, and radio host with the Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award on October 17, 2016 at the Manhattan Club in New York. Celebrities from the worlds of film and theatre as well as previous O’Neill Award recipients, including writers William Kennedy, PeteRead more..
Three comedic performers with Irish roots share how they get to the laughter. Is it the collective painful history as a people? The tendency not to take themselves too seriously? The influence of Irish hospitality? Or maybe they were just born that way. The larger-than-life Malachy McCourt, the sardonic Kevin Brennan, and the sophisticated, wittyRead more..
“…a fine green thread binds us together…” – Colin Broderick Irish American Writers and Artists, Inc. (IAW&A) celebrated its 100th Manhattan Salon at the Cell Theatre September 15 with a curated evening of readings and performances and a retrospective of IAW&A Salon photographs by Cathleen Dwyer. Considered the brainchild of Malachy McCourt, the IAW&ARead more..
Malachy McCourt writes about being an alcoholic and what it was that finally made him stop drinking. Was I born alcoholic? That’s not clear but I know that the disease does not discriminate against race, gender, age, position, or religion. It is an incurable disease that can be handled by taking certain precautions, foremost ofRead more..
Malachy McCourt at 80: his wit and wisdom “Do I contradict myself?” Walt Whitman famously asked. “I contain multitudes!” Malachy McCourt might say the same about himself. Arriving in America in 1952 from County Limerick at age 20 with $4.00 in his pocket, he was soon drafted into the United States Air Force and servedRead more..
It’s never too late to have a happy childhood, and the Irish Government proved its willingness to help its citizens do just that recently when it dispatched an emissary to New York to award author Malachy McCourt a “Primary Cert” — the official scrap of paper once given to every elementary school child who passedRead more..
Séan Campion and Conleth Hill of Stones in His Pockets and the legendary Shirley Jones headlined a spectacular cast of performers appearing in The Irish Repertory Theater’s 8th Annual Broadway Benefit on Monday, June 4. Founded by Ciaran O’Reilly and Charlotte Moore, the Irish Rep enjoys a reputation for stellar performances and this evening wasRead more..