Some of the biggest and best parades celebrating Ireland’s patron saint actually take place in America. New York may have the largest parade in the country, but it’s followed closely by Savannah, Georgia. And while the Boston parade has a long history, the Holyoke, Massachusetts parade rivals it for its sheer color and gaiety. Here’sRead more..
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On Thursday, November 15, NUI Galway held its 12th Annual Gala Dinner at the University Club in New York City. This year’s honoree was Senior Vice President at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, Sean Lane, who graduated with an honors post-graduate diploma in business and a B.A. from NUI Galway. A first-generation Irish American born in NewRead more..
Irish America Hall of Fame inductee Loretta Brennan Glucksman will lead the 2018 New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade as the parade’s 257th grand marshal. Glucksman, who has long been a champion of Irish causes and devoted Irish American philanthropist, is the chairman emeritus of the American Ireland Fund and co-founder of Glucksman Ireland HouseRead more..
Mary Holt Moore – a prominent leader in New York’s Irish American community and only the second woman to lead the St. Patrick’s Day parade down Fifth Avenue – died in July at the age of 88. Born and raised in the Bronx, Moore attended Hunter College, where she founded the school’s Gaelic Society. She alsoRead more..
The New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade this year added two first-time marchers to the roster: The Lavender and Green Alliance, a group of LGBT Irish, and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who had boycotted the parade since he first took office until it became inclusive for gay and lesbian groups. Brendan Fay,Read more..
New York’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, one of the last major celebrations left to the Irish in America, has come under a barrage of criticism these past years; from ILGO, the Irish Gays and Lesbian Organization, who have protested their right to march, and also from local Irish newspapers, who have been denied the lineRead more..
The sign in the display in Clery’s shop window on Dublin’s O’Connell Street said it all: “Strong, bold…and proud to be Irish.” The sentiment perfectly captured the spirit of the city’s belated St. Patrick’s Day festival this past May. St. Patrick’s Day celebrations throughout the country were canceled in March due to an outbreak ofRead more..