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Champions for Irish Unity and Peace
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Champions for Irish Unity and Peace
Boston --- On St. Patrick’s Day it is good to remember that St. Patrick was the first, and possibly the only, saint in recorded history to emphatic...
Birth of a Book Amid a Pandemic
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Birth of a Book Amid a Pandemic
The Irish diaspora stamped itself on my heart more than a decade ago. It happened on a bright, cloudless afternoon. Gold had appeared on the trees....
For Ashling, and for Women Everywhere
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For Ashling, and for Women Everywhere
The dark news ricocheted quickly throughout Ireland and across the global Irish Diaspora. On January 12 a young woman was brutally attacked and mur...
A tale and journey for all of us
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A tale and journey for all of us
People often ask why I wrote my first novel, “Briarhill to Brooklyn: An Irish Family’s Journey to Freedom and Opportunity.” The answer is pretty si...
With Spring, Hope Springs Anew in Ireland
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With Spring, Hope Springs Anew in Ireland
And so 2022. The year when Ireland can be sensed anew, the year when Ireland can be anticipated anew. The year when Ireland can be reached and embr...
IBO Marches to a Bold Future
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IBO Marches to a Bold Future
The Irish community in New York is a massive self-organizing thing. It confounds those outside of its embrace, and often those within it, with the ...
Revolutionary Irish on Boston Heritage Trail
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Revolutionary Irish on Boston Heritage Trail
Many people assume the Irish first arrived in Boston during the Irish Famine period of the 19th century, but in fact they had a strong presence her...
Tale of a Lady, Tale of Galway
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Tale of a Lady, Tale of Galway
I spin the cool silver around my finger, running my thumb over the design I know by heart. Looking at my hand, I let my eyes trace over the image o...
All aboard for return of in-person Irish Echo arts awards gala
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All aboard for return of in-person Irish Echo arts awards gala
The only arts awards event in all of Irish America is back — with a determination to celebrate the very best of Irish arts and culture on the other...
2022 Irish 40 under 40
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2022 Irish 40 under 40
The Irish Echo's 15th annual Irish Top 40 Under 40 Awards, took place on Friday, February 25, 2022. This hugely popular event is a celebration of Irish and Irish Americans who have distinguished themselves in their respective fields of work before reaching the age of forty.
DEIRDRE FEERICK: On the frontlines of labor fight for respect and dignity
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DEIRDRE FEERICK: On the frontlines of labor fight for respect and dignity
Deirdre Feerick grew up on the Sunnyside/Long Island City border, “with a lot of people who were members of unions who fought really hard over the ...
TRASNA MEIRICEÁ: Irish language is no problem for Houston students
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TRASNA MEIRICEÁ: Irish language is no problem for Houston students
In a city forever associated with the space program, the William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies at the University of St Thomas in Houston, TX, c...