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Eggs are the Answer Eggs are the Answer
The Christian world begins its observation of Lent today, and for those who observe it, Ash Wednesday means fasting (eating one full meal or two sm...
Therapeutic flavors of home Therapeutic flavors of home
Show your love – and read the label. And not just for St. Valentine’s Day, as that special someone and all of your loved ones deserve the best. Tha...
Astoria's Trad Week is special Astoria's Trad Week is special
Folks, if it’s February, it means it’s time for Trad Week at the Wolfhound! Since 2017, the Wolfhound bar in Astoria, Queens, has put on one of the...
Friel took Irish spiritual pulse Friel took Irish spiritual pulse
This season the Irish Repertory Company is celebrating the work of the great Ulster dramatist Brian Friel. It has been staging, for instance, Friel...
Getting riled up about hell Getting riled up about hell
We are divided as rarely seen before, the pundits say. It’s true at a basic level in terms of the division between blue states and red, or at least...
Warm applause on cold evening Warm applause on cold evening
Salon Diary / By Anthony Murphy Brendan Costello, President of Irish American Writers & Artists, hosted the first Salon of 2024 at the Ellington, c...
Afternoon in spirit of St. Brigid Afternoon in spirit of St. Brigid
If one of the hallmarks of the ancient Celtic fire festival known as Imbolg, held as February appears, is celebrating creativity, then the women of...
Chicago hit headed to New York Chicago hit headed to New York
Back in November, an all-star cast of musicians, including Eimear Arkins, Michelle Bergin, Laura Byrne, Liz Carroll, Kathleen Conneely, Pauline Con...
Glenveagh's dark, colorful history Glenveagh's dark, colorful history
Located in Donegal, Ireland’s “forgotten county,” Glenveagh National Park, which covers over a 170 square kilometers, is a rare gem offering stunni...
Phase 2: Securing the future Phase 2: Securing the future
“We’re seeking to offer a full night-out experience,” said Aidan Connolly, the executive director of Irish Arts Center “There’s something pulling y...
Up an ancient stair to a culinary treasure in the heart of Dublin Up an ancient stair to a culinary treasure in the heart of Dublin
Dublin’s Winding Stair bookshop is located in a beautiful, yellow-fronted building that dates to 1875. After various uses, including an auction hou...
Lives of Brigid a 'great window' Lives of Brigid a 'great window'
Saint Brigid was working in Ireland at a time “when Christianity was a relatively new and foreign religion.” That’s one of the few things, writes a...

 

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