Posts Tagged ‘Fionnula Flanagan’

Fathers of Influence

In honor of Father’s Day, a collection of remembrances from Irish and Irish-American daughters on their fathers, many of which came from Irish America interviews. ℘℘℘ Eileen Murray, co-chair of Bridgewater Associates “My dad was in WWII, and Korea. He wanted to go to Vietnam, but did not. He felt that when the country neededRead more..

Music and Merriment at Irish America’s 2019 Hall of Fame

On Thursday, March 14, hundreds gathered in the Cotillion Room of the Pierre Hotel in Manhattan for Irish America magazine’s 10th annual Hall of Fame luncheon. This year’s inductees were lawyer, public servant, and peacemaker John C. Dearie; broadcaster Adrian Flannelly; Academy Award-winning director Terry George; Irish Repertory Theatre founders Charlotte Moore and Ciarán O’Reilly; GrammyRead more..

Origin Theatre’s 1st Irish Awards

The crowd-pleasing rugby play Alone It Stands scored Best Production at the 2019 Origin 1st Irish Theatre Festival’s closing night festivities at the Manhattan Club at Rosie O’Grady’s in Times Square on January 28. Two critically acclaimed productions imported from Ireland – On Blueberry Hill and The Morning After the Life Before also had big wins, withRead more..

Weekly Comment:
Fionnula Flanagan’s Plea to End Dublin Homelessness

The takeover and conversion of an unused government-owned Dublin office building into a homeless shelter is “the most revolutionary event to have occurred in that city since 1916,” writes Fionnula Flanagan. ℘ ℘ ℘  Hollywood legend and Irish America Hall of Famer Fionnula Flanagan, known for her movies like Waking Ned Devine, The Others, and Devine SecretsRead more..

Fionnula Flanagan

A star of the screen and stage, Fionnula Flanagan was born in Dublin in 1941. She was raised speaking English and Irish, and studied acting at the renowned Abbey Theatre. In 1968 she made her Broadway debut playing Maggie in Brian Friel’s Lovers. During the U.S. tour of Lovers she met her husband, Dublin-born psychiatristRead more..

Shane O’Neill Was “The Grand Disturber” of Elizabethan Ireland

Brian Mallon’s epic novel chronicling the life of Shane O’Neill, the 16th century Irish chieftain, is reviewed by Fionnula Flanagan. ℘℘℘ Here is the great dark cloak of Irish Elizabethan history spread out before us. Its threads are spun from loyalty, intrigue, betrayal, lust, terror, thievery, and extraordinary courage, ferocity in battle, savagery in revenge,Read more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Fionnula Flanagan Returns to the Box Office

Fionnula Flanagan has already appeared in one movie slated for an early 2016 release and is shaping up to have an overall busy year. Flanagan – the Dublin-born veteran of stage and screen – was most recently seen in the psychological thriller Trash Fire, alongside Ronnie Gene Blevins and Adrian Grenier (Entourage). The film wasRead more..

Fionnula Flanagan Remembers Husband Garrett O’Connor, Addiction Treatment Pioneer

I met him in 1969. In the corridor of the Round Towner Motel in Baltimore. Maryland. Following a Broadway run, I was on a national tour with Lovers, the play that had brought me to the US. He was an Irish psychiatrist running the Psychiatric Emergency Clinic on the faculty at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.Read more..

Remembering Dr. Garrett O’Connor, an Addiction Treatment Pioneer

The renowned physician and psychiatrist Dr. Garrett O’Connor, lauded for his work on addiction treatment and the founding president of the Betty Ford Institute for Prevention, Research and Education in Addictive Disease, died early September at his home in Aughrim, Co. Wicklow. Dr. O’Connor was born in Dublin and graduated as a physician from theRead more..

Let the Healing Begin

While it has not been labeled an actual illness, the longing to return home can cause psychological and social problems that get passed down to future generations.  Fionnula Flanagan writes that it’s time to welcome everyone back into the fold. If the historians are to be believed, early on we left in high-prowed small boats stuffedRead more..