“On June 25 I was awakened at daybreak by my lover’s tapping at my door and calling to me: ‘Get up, get up, it is time to be married!’” Thus the Englishwoman whose love affair changed the course of Irish history was to recall the fateful morning when she married her man of destiny, notRead more..
Archive for June, 2021
The Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool joins with the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies (Notre Dame) to launch Transatlantic Conversations. The Zoom webinar three-part series is dedicated to the Next Generation of the Irish Peace Process. The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union raised concerns that a hard border would beRead more..
On June 3, 1944, Maureen Flavin turned 21, on the same day she also changed the course of history with the meteorological information she recorded while working as a post office assistant. During World War II, Maureen, who hails from Knockanure, County Kerry was working overnight in Blacksod, County Mayo, when she completed one of herRead more..
Showing June 22 – July 4, 2021 A Theatre Royal, Waterford and Throwin Shapes Production Written by Jamie Beamish & Anne O’Riordan Directed for streaming by Jamie BeamishOriginally directed for the stage by Aidan Kelly Starring Anne O’Riordan GHOSTING: noun; The practice of ending a personal relationship with somebody by suddenly, and without explanations, withdrawing from all communication. Sí never sleeps well. SíRead more..
It was January 22 of 2019 and I was standing in this large room at the Time Warner Center in Manhattan. The room overlooked Columbus Circle. There was a cocktail party going on and as I looked around at the guests coming in I could see all these faces that I usually only see onRead more..
Downtown Buffalo’s latest mural – a 36-foot-tall homage to renowned Irish author and poet, James Joyce. The University at Buffalo Libraries, home to world’s largest collection of James Joyce materials, celebrated Bloomsday, with the creation of Buffalo’s newest mural, a 36-foot-tall, vibrant artwork of Irish writer of world renown, James Joyce. The unveiling on June 14,Read more..
The story of Canadian caregivers who risked their lives to treat typhus-stricken Irish emigrants in Toronto in 1847. The documentary, “Dr. Grasett’s Sacrifice,” premiering on Sunday June 20, is the story of those who risked their lives to care for Irish famine immigrants arriving in Canada in 1847. It is presented by Canada Ireland FoundationRead more..
Bloomsday, Wednesday June 16, 2021 at 6:00 pm EDT “in Ulysses, in spite of its unusual frankness, I do not detect anywhere the leer of the sensualist…my considered opinion, after long reflection, is that whilst in many places the effect of Ulysses on the reader undoubtedly is somewhat emetic, nowhere does it tend to beRead more..
By Niall O’Dowd, Publisher Irish America and President Joe Biden urgently need to reach out to unionism and loyalism in Northern Ireland to help bring political stability and repeat the success of the Clinton/Irish-America axis from the early 1990s. In the throes of the Brexit crisis, Biden is the one outside player who could makeRead more..
Featuring Charlotte Moore and Ciarán O’Reilly Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 6:30 PM EST The Irish Business Organization (IBO), which promotes, fosters and advances the business interests of Irish and Irish American business people in the tri-state area and beyond, is hosting, on June 9, an evening with Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director, and Ciarán O’Reilly,Read more..