An Interview with Seamus Heaney

The following interview with Seamus Heaney took place in New York on April 13, 1996 on what was the poet’s 57th birthday. It was his six months after he won the Nobel Prize in Literature.  ℘℘℘ Lightenings viii The annals say: when the monks of Clonmacnoise Were all at prayers inside the oratory A ship appeared above them in the air. The anchor dragged along behind so deep It hooked...


The Wilde Side of Kinky Boots

The message of the biggest show on Broadway is subtly inspired by Oscar Wilde. Kinky Boots, playing at the Al Hirschfeld Theater, has taken New York by storm. Winner of the 2013 Tony award for Best New Musical, it also won best new musical at the Drama League Awards and the Outer Circle Critic Awards. With an ad campaign proclaiming “Everyone say yeah!” it was clear from the start that the...

Some of the original San Patricios. Photo: Google Images

San Patricios Will Be Inducted Into the Irish America Hall of Fame

The San Patricio Battalion Pipe Band, whose namesake was made famous in the Mexican American War of 1846, is being inducted by the JFK Trust and Irish America Magazine into the Irish America Hall of Fame on August 8 with a reception at the Dunbrody Immigrant Experience in Wexford. This event sheds light on a little known part of American and Mexican history and unveils the hidden relationship...