Archive for November, 2013

Irish Writers in America Premieres on CUNY TV

A new series by the City University of New York’s TV station covers uncharted territory in conversations with some of Ireland and Irish America’s most creative minds. The 13-part interview series premiered on November 22, its first episode featuring two ostensibly different luminaries: author Colum McCann (TransAtlantic, Let the Great World Spin) and funnyman/TV hostRead more..

Icons Share Memories of JFK

An excerpt from Seven Seconds, Holly Millea’s best-selling e-book in which celebrities and other luminaries share where they were and what they were doing when they found out JFK had been shot. RYAN O’NEAL (22 years old): I had a little baby in my arms and I was going to the unemployment office in my car –Read more..

Seventh Annual Stand Up for Heroes Concert at Madison Square Garden

Last week, on November 6th, the Theater at Madison Square Garden was the scene of the 7th annual Stand Up For Heroes veterans benefit. The benefit is run by the Bob Woodruff Foundation and since beginning seven years ago has raised a total of more than $21 million, with a record-breaking $5 million raised thisRead more..

An Irish Holiday Gift Guide

A range of traditional gifts sure to delight.  For many people, Christmas would not be the same without the classic Irish traditions treasured by generations of families and passed down from Irish ancestors:  lighting a candle in the window to welcome Mary and Joseph; Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve; decorating doors with holly wreaths notRead more..

Irish Heroes of Boston Marathon and Sandy Hook to be Honored in Boston

The Irish Emigrant newspaper, in partnership with IrishCentral and Irish America magazine, is proud to announce the winners of the Irish Heroes of New England Awards. The awards, to be held in Boston at historic Faneuil Hall on November 7, will honor those Irish Americans who showcased, through selfless acts of bravery and dedication, allRead more..

Fans of the GAA:
There’s a New App for You

Two new apps designed by New York and Ireland-based photographer and web designer Martin Sheerin stand to please trivia-loving GAA fans. Designed as timed 20-question speed rounds, the two trivia apps test knowledge of the past and present of Gaelic football and hurling. The apps, Gaelic Football Trivia Quizzard and Hurling Trivia Quizzard, took Martin,Read more..

One Year After Sandy,
Rockaway Exhibition Grieves, Hopes

In many cases, the most lasting impact of tragedy is not the loss of possessions, but a loss of perception, a world view so utterly changed that it can be nearly impossible to remember what was once taken for granted. In the Rockaways, a new exhibition by local artists visualizes the three stages of suchRead more..

Irish America Announces Michael J. Dowling as Business 100 Keynote

Now in its 28th year, Irish America magazine’s annual Business 100 recognizes the most influential and innovative Irish-American and Irish-born leaders in business today. This year’s distinguished honorees will be profiled in the 2013 Irish America Business 100 special edition, to be released in early-December, and will be feted at the 28th Annual Business 100 Awards LuncheonRead more..

Labor and Dignity: A New Exhibition on James Connolly in America

James Connolly, one of Ireland’s most revered men, is the focus of a new touring exhibition, “Labor and Dignity: James Connolly in America.” Connolly was born in 1868. He enlisted in the army at 14 and later, in the 1890s, immersed himself in socialism and labor rights, which he would remain passionate about for theRead more..