The shipwreck of the RMS Lusitania has been gifted to a museum in Kinsale, County Cork, exactly 104 years after it was torpedoed by a German U-boat on May 7, 1915 during the first world war. The Lusitania, a Cunard liner, was the largest ship in the world when it was sunk by the GermanRead more..
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“Wild Bill“ Donovan had many fascinating friends, including Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond – the fictional, globe-trotting superspy. Donovan’s real-life feats, however, surpassed even Bond’s wildest exploits. Perhaps no other Irish American served his country more daringly, yet Donovan’s largely clandestine service to America is still greatly under-appreciated. ℘℘℘ Born in 1883 into poverty,Read more..
Consul General Barbara Jones laid a traditional Irish green laurel wreath to commemorate the more than 3,000 Irish serving with Allied forces who lost their lives during the WWI Gallipoli campaign. The Anzac Day dawn service, on the centenary of the Allied landing at Gallipoli on April 25, was held at the Vietnam War MemorialRead more..
The Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University recently received over 4,000 books, historical documents and rare first editions, from the Irish American Cultural Institute. Professor Christine Kinealy, director of the Great Hunger Institute said of the gift, “We are delighted that the Irish American Cultural Institute has chosen the Great Hunger Institute to act asRead more..
Following the Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History, the Ward Irish Music Archives, the largest public collection of Irish music in America, is receiving national attention again this year. The Association of College Research Libraries posted a positive review of the archives in the organization’s December 2014 issue. J.Read more..
What more fascinatingly intimate look into the lives of soldiers of WWI than a glimpse into the tokens they brought with them to battle from home? Housed at the Imperial War Museum in London, the First World War Galleries are an extensively curated look at one of the darkest times in human history. Paul Cornish’sRead more..
In August, the Provincetown Playhouse in New York City hosted the very first production of Eugene O’Neill’s play Personal Equation. The play was written in 1915, while O’Neill was a student at Harvard. Set at the onset of World War I, it is about characters who must decide whether to join the army or theRead more..