Irish Coffee Recipe

One of the most delicious drinks when made correctly, Irish coffee also has the misfortune of being one of the most misinterpreted. Irish coffee is not what happens when someone says, “How about we make this coffee Irish?” and sloshes Jack Daniels into a paper cup. It does not involve Baileys, Kaluah, Irish cream flavored International Delight, ice cream, or whipped cream from an...


2012 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

For all event photos and honoree profiles click here. On March 14, 2012, Irish America magazine co-founders Niall O’Dowd and Patricia Harty inducted five new members into the Irish America Hall of Fame. The inductees for 2012 were Chairman of the American Ireland Fund, Loretta Brennan Glucksman; New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly; President of Quinnipiac University Dr. John L....


A Sober St. Patrick’s Day

Remember the brouhaha last year when Mayor Bloomberg made his miscalculated joke about drunken Irish on St. Patrick’s Day? (Irishcentral.com broke what became an international story.) I was there, but I couldn’t find it in my heart to share in the outrage. Amid predictable tut-tutting about the stereotype, the underlying national trauma of addiction remained unaddressed. Who wants to...


Irish-American Heritage Month Announced by Obama

The first of March marks the beginning of Irish-American Heritage Month in the U.S., a time, according to President Obama, to celebrate the “indomitable spirit of those Irish Americans whose strength helped build countless miles of canals and railroads; whose brogues echoed in mills, police stations, and fire halls across our country; and whose blood spilled to defend a Nation and a way of...