Archive for October, 2015

Weekly Comment:
Danny Boy for the Mets

Mets playoff superstar Daniel Murphy has a new walk-on song for the World Series this year – Danny Boy, with a twist. Irish actress and singer Maxine Linehan re-wrote the Irish traditional song “Danny Boy” with baseball-themed lyrics in honor of the Mets’ infielder, who hit a record-breaking seven home run streak in the post-season.Read more..

From the Archives:
Bill Murray, 1988

ED: In 1988 we sent T.J. English to Bill Murray’s home to talk to him on the occasion of Scrooged, out that November. English, who still had the tapes from that conversation, sent them to PBS’s Blank on Blank podcast, which posted the final animated Bill Murray episode this week, along with the longer podcast with outtakes (below) andRead more..

From the Archives:
John Minihan’s photos of Samuel Beckett

This week, in 1969, Samuel Beckett was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature, and October marks the 30th anniversary of Irish America. Looking back at our premier issue, we revisit our first feature photo essay – John Minihan’s photographs of Samuel Beckett at London rehearsal for “Waiting for Godot,” by the San Quentin Drama WorkshopRead more..

Weekly Comment: Irish American Writers & Artists Celebrate Patricia Harty (Photos)

On Monday, October 19, Irish American Writers and Artists celebrated the Eugene O’Neill Awards at the Manhattan Club in New York, honoring Irish America co-founder and Editor-in-Chief Patricia Harty with the Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award. Scored turned up to celebrate Harty’s legacy in the Irish American community, and her 30 years as editor of this magazine,Read more..

Irish America Announces Jim Clerkin as 30th Anniversary Business 100 Keynote Speaker

Irish America is pleased to announce Jim Clerkin, president and CEO of the newly-developed Moët Hennessy North America division, as Keynote Speaker at the 30th Anniversary Irish America Business 100 Awards Luncheon to be held on Thursday, December 3rd. Clerkin, who served as president and CEO of Moët Hennessy U.S.A. since 2010, will deliver theRead more..

UCD Smurfit MBA Information Sessions in the US

Are you considering undertaking an MBA?  UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business is hosting a number of MBA information sessions in the USA and Canada this October. If you wish to earn a globally ranked MBA from Ireland’s leading business school then don’t miss the opportunity to attend an information session  in a cityRead more..

Weekly Comment:
Where Are the Most Haunted Places in Ireland?

A new map takes you on a virtual tour of the most haunted places in Ireland.  ℘℘℘ A new online map made by Killarney Hotels charts the most haunted, spooky, and eerie places in Ireland. The ten locations in the south range from Dublin to Kerry, and you could do worse than following its plotted courseRead more..

Special Offer for IBO Members

For a limited time, Irish America magazine is offering a free one year subscription to IBO members. To receive your subscription, submit your name & address via email to subscriptions@irishamerica.com with the subject “IBO Offer.”

Weekly Comment:
Editor Patricia Harty to Receive
Lifetime Achievement Award

Remembering Eugene O’Neill and Celebrating Irish American Writers and Artists and Irish America editor-in-chief Patricia Harty Founded in 2008, and operated as a non-profit organization, Irish American Writers & Artists, Inc. (IAW&A) welcomes Irish-American writers, actors, filmmakers, musicians and artists of every (and no) religion. As well as celebrating the achievements of Irish-American writers and artists,Read more..

Irish America Celebrates
2nd Annual Healthcare &
Life Sciences 50

Irish America celebrated its second annual Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 Awards Reception, co-hosted with ICON plc, on October 7 in Manhattan. The Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 aims to recognize the best and brightest professionals in the medical industry and highlight the work they are doing to improve the lives of their communities andRead more..