The setting, Transylvania. The writing style, High Victorian. The story’s appeal, universal. But the author of one of fiction's most famous and imitated works is Irish. Carstens Smith brings us the story of Bram Stoker, the creator of Dracula. ℘℘℘ Bram Stoker, whose name is less well known than that of his creation, Dracula, was born in Dublin on November 8, 1847. He was … [Read more...] about Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Archives for October 2017
A new documentary explores the humble origins in a small Derry pub of what has become Ireland’s largest Halloween festival. ℘℘℘ An award-winning Irish documentary that unravels the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, or the beginning of the winter season, made its U.S. premiere this festival season, and is currently streaming on Vimeo. Spiorad na Samhna, or “The Spirit of … [Read more...] about Weekly Comment: Spirit of Samhain Film Comes Stateside
With Halloween upon us, many are still scrambling to buy last minute costumes. Before you spend a dismembered arm and a pirate’s peg leg on a pre-packaged idea that's probably been done a hundred times before, check out some of Ireland's most fearsome creatures for inspiration. After all, Halloween's roots can be found in ancient Celtic traditions, so why not trust the … [Read more...] about Weekly Comment: Halloween Costume Ideas Inspired By Irish Folklore
"Whether we all realize it or not, we are all leaders," Tim Ryan, senior partner and U.S. chairman of PwC, says. "And like it or not, people are looking to us for our lead. And looking to us at a time of tremendous uncertainty and where people can be very scared." ℘℘℘ Irish America magazine celebrated its 20th anniversary Wall Street 50 Awards October 11 at the St. Regis New … [Read more...] about Weekly Comment: “We Are All Leaders”: Irish America Celebrates 20th Annual Wall Street 50 Awards
Dr. Michael Maguire is the police ombudsman for Northern Ireland who finally came through for the families of the victims of the 1994 Loughinisland Massacre.
The victims’ families of the Loughinisland Massacre may be the emotional center of Alex Gibney’s stunning new documentary No Stone Unturned. But by the time the film builds to its climax, a Northern Ireland police … [Read more...] about Weekly Comment:
Michael Maguire – The Moral Compass