Posts Tagged ‘Museum’

Irish Family Comes to
Tenement Museum

An Irish immigrant family is moving into 97 Orchard Street in the Lower East Side of New York City, but it won’t be having visitors until May 2005. That’s because this is the address of the Tenement Museum, a National Historic Site, which exhibits apartments of immigrant families that once lived in the building. TheRead more..

Landmarks Tell The
Boston Irish Story

You aren’t in Boston long before realizing what an Irish city it is: Logan Airport, Callahan Tunnel, the McCormack, Kennedy, Moakley and O’Neill federal buildings, plus numerous parks, boulevards and squares honoring Irish Bostonians. The Irish have been in Boston for centuries with an illustrious history dating from colonial times through the present. So it’sRead more..

The Mammoth of Ventry

How many men can say they live with four women and the only woolly mammoth in Ireland? Harris Moore can, because his home in Ventry on the western Dingle Peninsula is also the unique Prehistoric Celtic Museum, whose feature attraction is “Millie,” a 300,000-year-old woolly mammoth. Moore, 41, divides his time between his chores asRead more..

The Beckett of Paint

“I live, you might say, in gilded squalor,” Dublin-born painter Francis Bacon once remarked, explaining his attachment to 7 Reece Mews, the spartan twelve-by-eight-foot London flat that was both his home and studio for the last 30 years of his life. For Bacon, the drab, confining space, accessed by a ship’s ladder, was more thanRead more..