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An Ordinary Woman Who Lived An Extraordinary Life

A profile of Bridget H. Murray, my mother. By Eileen Murray Bridget Harriet Collier filled the world with many...

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The Catalpa Rescue

In 1876, a daring escape from an Australian prison colony by six Fenian prisoners was masterminded by the revolutionary and...

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Sláinte: A Winter’s Tale

Just because I live in Los Angeles doesn’t mean I’m an Angeleno. Natives here love that it’s sunny and quasi-summer...

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Biden Country

By Darina Molloy Mayo on the west coast and Louth on the east, boast some of the most historic sites in Ireland,...

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In This Issue

The Finnegan Clan

Finnegan is an Irish surname coming from the Gaelic Ó Fionnagáin, meaning “son of fair-haired.” James Joyce immortalized the name for all time in his 1939 novel Finnegans Wake. But...

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My Great-Grandmother Discovered

Submitted by Robert F. Lyons, Kennebunk, Maine It was the accidental discovery of a vintage photograph, which enabled me to meet my first Irish-American relative, my great grandmother,...

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Pennsylvania’s Irish and the
Founding of the State

Joe Biden’s nail-biting Pennsylvania win was just the latest episode in Pennsylvania’s rich Irish American history. BY TOM DEIGNAN You can take the boy out of Scranton.  But...

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The Catalpa Rescue

In 1876, a daring escape from an Australian prison colony by six Fenian prisoners was masterminded by the revolutionary and journalist John Boyle O’Reilly. Story by Donald J. Magilligan The...

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Recently Published Books
of Irish Interest

Reviews by Darina Molloy Big Girl Small Town by Michelle Gallen Writer Sinead Moriarty has probably gifted Big Girl Small Town with the best synopsis ever – “Milkman meets Derry Girls. A...

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The ‘Daddy of Baseball’
Was an Immigrant from
County Clare

Although almost completely forgotten now, Ted Sullivan (1848 – 1929) was once among the best-known characters in baseball. He was called “The Daddy of Baseball” and “The Godfather of the...

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Irish Eye on Hollywood

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JESSIE BUCKLEY POISED FOR THE A-LIST Only the worldwide pandemic could slow down the stratospheric rise of Kerry native Jessie Buckley. And even with Hollywood more or less shut down,...

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An Ordinary Woman Who Lived An Extraordinary Life

A profile of Bridget H. Murray, my mother. By Eileen Murray Bridget Harriet Collier filled the world with many things since she came into it on Tuesday, September 9, 1924: humor,...

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Biden Country

By Darina Molloy Mayo on the west coast and Louth on the east, boast some of the most historic sites in Ireland, and now locals living in the area of the Cooley Peninsula and Ballina can...

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Sláinte: A Winter’s Tale

Just because I live in Los Angeles doesn’t mean I’m an Angeleno. Natives here love that it’s sunny and quasi-summer all year long. Not me. Locals think I’m crazy. Crazy like a fox, I say....

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Irish Eye on Hollywood

JESSIE BUCKLEY POISED FOR THE A-LIST Only the worldwide pandemic could slow down the...