The Irish Heritage of the
Remarkable Anne Meara

This article originally appeared on the Huffington Post and is reprinted here courtesy of the author. Like so many, I am mourning the loss of actress, comedian and writer, Anne Meara. Partnered in every sense of the word with Jerry Stiller (whose autobiography is called Married to Laughter: A Love Story Featuring Anne Meara), her husband of 61 years, she brought smiles to all of us, but there...


Weekly Comment:
Coke, Mad Men, and
Shannon Airport

For those of you still recovering from the emotional rollercoaster of Sunday’s series finale of Mad Men and are still trying to make sense of what it all means, how you are going to live with yourselves on Sunday’s (or whenever you watch it on Hulu), or are still craving that fitting farewell you thought was robbed from you, then you have come to the wrong place. (Warning Spoilers). What can...


Weekly Comment:
What Do You Get When You
Cross a Ukulele with U2?
Something Magnificent

Some puns are born great (Daddy tomato is walking. Baby tomato can’t walk so fast. Daddy tomato turns to baby tomato, squishes him, says “catch up!”), some puns achieve greatness (What’s Forrest Gump’s password? 1forrest1), others have greatness thrust upon them (That time when you’re walking down the sidewalk and someone says “That’s where Glen Hansard drank… once.” And it...


Writing Retreat on the
Wild Atlantic Way

A creative writing retreat with a difference takes place this summer on Ireland’s famous Wild Atlantic Way. Golf outings, Irish dancing, Celtic legend hikes, live traditional music, classes in Gaeilge language and practical training workshops hosted by published authors – Ireland’s most innovative and multi-faceted creative writing retreat offers something for every taste. Seminar rooms at...


Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Remarks at the Irish America Hall of Fame

On March 16, 2015, Irish America magazine inducted Hillary Rodham Clinton into the Irish America Hall of Fame in recognition of her role in the Irish peace process. Secretary Clinton was inducted along with Bob McCann, Emmett O’Connell, and Pat Quinn. For photo coverage of the event click...