The Wars of Dagger John

The Irish American Cultural Institute of New Jersey cordially invites you to a LIVE and FREE online presentation of a new reading from this riveting play, previously presented at the Sheen Center Theater in New York. It “explores themes of race and moral ambiguity in the context of the Civil War as it affected New York’s Irish Community.”  The Zoom virtual performance features Jarlath...


Extraordinary, really

By Terry Golway Here’s the thing about Pete Hamill – he was one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. And there are countless journalists now of a certain age who will tell you the same thing – they worshipped the guy, maybe got into the business because of his columns in the Daily News, and when they met him for the first time, he greeted you like an old friend. Extraordinary,...


Irish Americans and Civil Rights: Two Uncompromising Lives Remembered

By Tom Deignan Constance Curry Constance Curry, civil rights ally and author.Photo Emory University As the U.S. struggles to reconcile its ideals of equality with a horrific legacy of racial oppression, the lives of John McNamara and Constance Curry – uncompromising Irish Americans, both of whom died this summer – teach us valuable lessons about race, struggle and...