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Posts Tagged ‘Sheila Langan’

Travel:
Girls on a Bus Through Ireland

CIE Tours International’s Taste of Ireland Tour is a trip not soon to be forgotten. Irish America sent Tara Dougherty and Sheila Langan to discover its splendor. Scroll down for more photos and a chance to win your own 5 day/4 night Taste of Ireland tour for two. ℘℘℘ TARA: An Irish American’s First Time inRead more..

A Second Chance at Life

One of the country’s top transplant researchers is Dr. Barbara Murphy, the Dublin-born chair of medicine at Mount Sinai Health System in New York. Her expertise in the field of renal transplants gives patients a second chance to live healthy, normal lives.  ℘℘℘ Dr. Barbara Murphy, Murray M. Rosenberg Professor of Medicine and chair ofRead more..

Greg O’Brien:
Fighting Against Alzheimer’s

One man’s mission to document his battle against early-onset Alzheimer’s. When Greg O’Brien wakes up each morning in his Cape Cod home, he starts with the 5 Ws – the who, what, when, where and why central to journalistic inquiry. He’s asked these questions many a time throughout his almost 40 years working as aRead more..

Colum McCann: Write What You Want to Know

Colum McCann on journeys of inspiration, his intensive research process, and his new novel. The annoying writerly adage says to write what you know. Great – if you possess a particular passion for accessing the extraordinary in the humdrum. Terrific – if your past is rich with enough adventure or incident to provide a lifetimeRead more..

What Are You Like? Mary Robinson

Ireland’s first female president answers questions about her life and work. Mary Robinson made history as Ireland’s first female president, in office from 1990 – 1997. She has since devoted her life to human rights on a global scale, serving as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997 – 2002, and founding, amongRead more..

Country Girl – Edna O’Brien’s New Memoir

Edna O’Brien has published the memoir she swore she’d never write. Readers will be very glad she did. “You can write and I will never forgive you,” said Ernest Gébler, Edna O’Brien’s then husband, after reading her manuscript for The Country Girls. Published in 1960, O’Brien’s honest and intimate portrayal of two young women inRead more..

The President’s Visit: Michael D. Higgins in the U.S.

After his first official U.S. visit, Ireland’s new President reflects on the importance of the diaspora and the unique creativity of the Irish. Michael D. Higgins, the 9th President of Ireland, arrived in New York on the evening of April 30 for his first official visit to the U. S. The president and his wife,Read more..

The Irish Don of Fashion

Don O’Neill, creative director of the up-and-coming label Theia, reflects on his journey from a small seaside town in Co. Kerry to the fashion houses of London, Paris and New York, and finally, a showroom of his own. When we meet at his garment district showroom on an afternoon in early April, it’s clear thatRead more..

Review of Books

Recently published books of Irish and Irish-American interest. Recommended: The O’Briens The O’Briens is the long-awaited second novel of Canadian author Peter Behrens, whose debut, Law of Dreams, captivated readers in 2006 with the story of Irishman Fergus O’Brien’s grueling journey to escape the Great Famine. The O’Briens marks a return to the family’s sagaRead more..

The Power of the Past: Joseph O’Connor

Joseph O’Connor, author of Star of the Sea and Redemption Falls, talks about his new novel, Ghost Light, the Irish diaspora, and why he doesn’t write historical fiction. The Aran Islands appeared recently on the cover of the New York Times magazine – green, quaintly barren, and lined with stone walls. The accompanying feature wasRead more..