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Boucicault holds nothing back: Moore Boucicault holds nothing back: Moore
The Irish Repertory Theatre is bringing drama back to the New York streets, with their latest on-stage production this season, Dion Boucicault’s “T...
Closing Out the Season Closing Out the Season
The 12th day of Christmas, Jan. 6, officially marks the end of the Christmas season. In Ireland, it’s also one of the most important days on the ca...
Lynch was Fighting 69th's 'Fr. Cyclone' Lynch was Fighting 69th's 'Fr. Cyclone'
It was one of many dangerous situations chaplain Fr. Lawrence Lynch faced in the Pacific Theater during World War II. The transport ship “Elihu Tho...
A tale of two cities, both New York A tale of two cities, both New York
The times may change, but the streets of New York remain the same for the Irish Repertory Theatre’s holiday production of “The Streets of New York,...
Lovely album began as 'lockdown project' Lovely album began as 'lockdown project'
Happy end of the year, folks! Don’t know about you, but it’s been a long one and I’m looking forward to a bunch of things, not least of which is a ...
The Other Side of Christmas The Other Side of Christmas
On the other side of Christmas is Yuletide, the twelve-day festive season that marks the span between the birth of Christ on December 25 (the first...
Murder comes to Schull Murder comes to Schull
Sophie Toscan du Plantier had a choice: a peaceful hideaway, nestled amidst rolling green hills, or one in a wilder, coastal, more remote part of I...
A breathtakingly beautiful album A breathtakingly beautiful album
Congratulations to Manhattan’s own Swift Hibernian Lounge (www.swiftnycbar.com), which celebrated its 26th anniversary last week. Swift’s is one of...
A Christmas at Sea A Christmas at Sea
Mam performed her usual magic over the open fire that Christmas Day in 1951 when I was 11. At dinnertime the glazed turkey, drumsticks in the air, ...
Tribues paid to 'poet laureate' of Irish America Ethna McKiernan
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Tribues paid to 'poet laureate' of Irish America Ethna McKiernan
The Celtic Junction Arts Center of Minneosta has paid tribute to its "poet laureate" Ethna McKiernan (70) of St Paul who passed away last week. A p...
The Sweetest Part of Christmas The Sweetest Part of Christmas
Ten days and counting to Christmas! After two rather miserable years of smaller gatherings and quieter celebrations, we can all only hope that Chri...
'You Wouldn’t Be Anything To…?' 'You Wouldn’t Be Anything To…?'
From growing up to grown, from childhood to young adulthood and even now, in what I will euphemistically call middle age, I have been asked this qu...