Posts Tagged ‘University’

Dancing to a Degree

Jean Butler Goes Back to School. ℘℘℘ Jean Butler, the tall red-haired Irish-American from Long Island, New York who starred with Michael Flatley in the original Riverdance, plans to dance again. In the meantime, she is pursuing a master’s degree in dance at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Butler, who now lives in Ireland andRead more..

Landmarks Tell The
Boston Irish Story

You aren’t in Boston long before realizing what an Irish city it is: Logan Airport, Callahan Tunnel, the McCormack, Kennedy, Moakley and O’Neill federal buildings, plus numerous parks, boulevards and squares honoring Irish Bostonians. The Irish have been in Boston for centuries with an illustrious history dating from colonial times through the present. So it’sRead more..

Surfin’ FirstUSA

Freshmen Chris Barrett and Luke McCabe, two New Jersey 18-year-old surfers are even smarter than their SATs show: they figured out how to get their education paid for by turning themselves into walking advertisements. Setting up a website which featured their good-looking blond selves in t-shirts or with surfboards saying ‘YOUR LOGO HERE,’ they offeredRead more..

Isle of Scholars

Congratulations are in order for James Houlihan of Dublin and Kevin O’Regan of Tallaght, Ireland. In 1997, they won the Redington Scholarship, established in honor of Irish immigrant Joseph P. Redington, and his wife, Elizabeth Brennan Redington. Since 1985 the scholarship has helped students from Ireland pursue their education in America. James Houlihan, who fulfilledRead more..

Field of Dreams

How one Man’s dream became a reality. It all began with a castle. In 1987, a husband and wife from the nearby town of Ballyvaughan purchased a 16th-century tower house. Newtown Castle, along with a neighboring country house and a 17th-century coach house lately used to shelter cows. ℘℘℘ Yes, these were fixer-uppers. The slate-roofedRead more..

Hibernia: Gerry Adams Honored at UMass

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams was invited to give the commencement address, and was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Massachusetts –Lowell, in May. Adams told the 1,700 graduates and roughly 6,500 people in attendance that “One person in this class of 2000 can make a difference for humanity, for his country, forRead more..