Posts Tagged ‘Eoin McKiernan’

The Last Word: Frontiersman Curtin

His birthplace claimed by two states, Jeremiah Curtin, son of Irish immigrants, shed glory upon the state to which he was brought as an infant — Wisconsin. Something of his indomitable nature was evident in his triumph over frontier conditions to become the first Wisconsinite to earn a degree from Harvard College and to goRead more..

The First Word: The Irish Way

“Eoin was never afraid to aim high. He played a seminal role in creating the transatlantic scholarly conversation that is Irish studies today, and he believed in his vision at a time when almost no one shared his dreams.” – James Rogers, Director, Center for Irish Studies, University of Saint Thomas. ℘℘℘ With the passingRead more..

Last Word: The Passing of a Legend

“He was a unique individual, both a pioneer and a genius. He will be missed and can never be replaced.” – John Walsh, CEO of the Irish American Cultural Institute ℘℘℘ To my mind they were the two greatest influences on Irish America in the past half-century or so. One was Paul O’Dwyer, the legendaryRead more..