It was the first time that I knew the full weight of Irish America. Coming from a small country with few people, it’s difficult for an immigrant to grasp that in a place as big as America, the Irish could wield such power. I’m talking about the first Irish-American Presidential Forum in 1992. It wasRead more..
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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..
Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar met with President Donald Trump on his first official state visit to the U.S. this week, presenting Trump with a bowl of Irish shamrocks, continuing a tradition that dates back to the 1950s. ℘℘℘ At the annual St. Patrick’s Day reception at the White House this week, Irish Taoiseach Leo VaradkarRead more..
From Honolulu to Hot Springs, North America has some of the oldest – and quirkiest – St. Patrick’s Day traditions. ℘℘℘ On the morning of March 17, 1853, Archbishop of New York John Hughes addressed a crowd of worshippers at St. Patrick’s Cathedral about the special significance that St. Patrick’s Day had taken on inRead more..
The Grand Marshal of the 2018 New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes our questionnaire. ℘℘℘ When Loretta Brennan Glucksman’s grandparents immigrated to Pennsylvania coal mining country, the last thing on their minds was making the trek to New York City for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. “That was outside the realm ofRead 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..
Some of the biggest and best celebrations of 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 sheer color and gaiety. Here’s aRead more..
Taoiseach Enda Kenny arrived in the U.S. in November for a three-day trip in which he met with businesses leaders in New York and Silicon Valley to promote Ireland as an investment location in the aftermath of the Brexit referendum. During this visit he delivered an address to the Partnership for New York City, theRead more..
In advance of this year’s St. Patrick’s Day, webcaster AccuRadio have added a specially curated “St. Paddy’s Party” channel for the celebrations. This channel offers a selection of jigs, reels, ballads, traditional music and fun, rowdy pub classics that are bound to get toes tapping and hands clapping. Songs such as “The Wild Rover,” “PastRead more..
George Mitchell, the former senate majority leader (D – Maine) and Northern Ireland peace broker, has accepted the invitation to be the Grand Marshal of New York’s 5th Avenue St. Patrick’s Day parade. Mitchell was appointed United States Special Envoy for Northern Ireland by president Bill Clinton, and was a chief architect of the MitchellRead more..