The old St. Patrick’s Day quip about there being two kinds of people – those who are Irish and those who wish they were – turns out to be not so far from wrong. The research my colleague Michael Hout has carried out shows that there are a lot more Americans claiming to be IrishRead more..
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Ireland has long been famed as the land of the céad míle fáilte or “hundred thousand welcomes,” but it may be a case of céad míle insults for some visitors, if recent reports of racist attacks are anything to go by. From increasing physical attacks in some areas of Dublin to mass protests around theRead more..
A historical look at the Irish of Butte, Montana. ℘℘℘ Marcus Daly, who became one of the richest men in the West, was born in 1841, in Ballyjamesduff, County Cavan, the youngest of 11 children of a farm family. At 15 he arrived in New York City with very little money and limited education. ItRead more..
A love of lace is woven into the fabric of Irish life. ℘℘℘ Perhaps my favorite possession is my mother’s trousseau chest. Treasure chest is more apt since it’s filled with heirloom linens. Sheets and pillowcases embroidered by my grandmother whose work was so fine that the front and back are almost identical. Mother’s weddingRead more..