Saturday December 4 at 3:00 PM Outside the Museum at Whitney Avenue and Woodruff Street Supporters of the newly-established nonprofit 501(c)3 Save Ireland's Great Hunger Museum are joining other members of the public in a show of unity at a Traditional Irish Christmas Caroling event in front of the museum on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 3 pm. Long time favorites on both sides of … [Read more...] about Caroling to Save Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum
1940 - 2021 “Mary Maher of Chicago,” said Maeve Binchy, fellow Irish Times journalist and life-long friend, “had the great advantage of not knowing the sacred cows, and by the time she did know, she had enough courage not to care about them.” This quote is part of an obituary that tells an incredible story. It’s the mid-60s and a young woman with roots in Killenaule, County … [Read more...] about Honoring the Trailblazing Journalist Mary Maher
I’m not going to tell you too much about, Look! It’s A Woman Writer!: Irish Literary Feminisms 1970 – 2020 edited by Éilís Ní Dhuibhne. Because, as Frank McCourt once said, “You can buy the damn book and read it yourself.” And you should. I read it in one cover-to-cover session, fascinated by these women writers. Each has her own individual characteristics and unique … [Read more...] about Irish Women Writers Celebrated in New York
Poet Paul Muldoon is even busier than usual. Earlier this month he was in London to help launch Paul McCartney’s memoir, “The Lyrics”… an instant bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic. Muldoon interviewed The Beatle for five years then edited the beautiful two volume boxed set. Muldoon, a Pulitzer prize-winning poet and Princeton professor once again organized the Princeton … [Read more...] about The 10th Annual Tom Quinlan Poetry Lecture Featuring Paul Muldoon
For over 30 years, Larry Kirwan’s voice provided the soundtrack for Irish American and Irish immigrant life.
As the frontman for legendary Celtic rockers Black 47, Kirwan went from playing punky jigs and reels in small clubs in the Bronx, to gigs on network TV and packed festivals and stadiums.
The Wexford native rode the wave of 1980s and 1990s immigration from Ireland and - … [Read more...] about Larry Kirwan’s “Paradise Square” is