By Patricia Harty, Editor-In-Chief Eileen Collins, the first female to command a space mission, is a determined down-to-earth woman who never let anything stand in the way of her dream. August 1999: NASA, Texas: Eileen Collins looks a little tired and it's no wonder. America's first female space commander has been caught in a whirlwind of publicity since she returned … [Read more...] about The Right Stuff
Archives for April 2021
Mayo Day, the day in the calendar year that recognizes County Mayo, its people, and all things Mayo returns on May 1st in true Irish style.
The first county in Ireland to dedicate a day to its own name will present a special celebration of the heritage, culture, achievements, diaspora and community spirit of Mayo people everywhere.
Including the likes of U.S. President Joe … [Read more...] about Mayo Day 2021 –
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The most trusted designated driver of all time has died. Astronaut Michael Collins passed away at his home in Florida on April 28. He was 90 years old, and he had been battling cancer. On July 20, 1969, two American astronauts landed on the moon and became the first humans to walk on the lunar surface. As the astronaut in charge of orbiting the Moon as his crewmates, Neil … [Read more...] about Remembering Michael Collins, Pilot of The First Moon Landing, and a True Pioneer
Irish Americans are among the most generous in the world — the evidence is there in the World Giving Index. But why? Kieran McConville works with Concern Worldwide, an international humanitarian agency with its roots in Ireland, offices in the US, and a mission to eliminate extreme poverty across the world. That job has given him a unique perspective on both the challenges … [Read more...] about A Theory About the Irish
Great Famine Voices 2021 is back this Sunday, with a brand new series of free standalone short films and online discussions beginning with Black abolitionists in Ireland and continuing with caregivers during Ireland’s darkest years.
These short films provide uplifting stories about humanitarians in Ireland and pay tribute to caregivers, both in the mid-nineteenth century and … [Read more...] about Famine Heroes Honor
Black Abolitionists in Ireland
Sarah Parker Redmond