Sligoman and famous restaurateur James ``Jimmy” Neary passed away on October 1st at the age of 91. Neary made a name for himself among Manhattan’s elite soon after immigrating in 1954. He opened his namesake “Neary’s” on 57th Street near First Avenue after having earned his stripes as a Manhattan bartender in PJ Moriarty’s – where he met his late wife, Eileen. Neary’s … [Read more...] about Jimmy Neary: A Fond Farewell to New York’s Favorite Restaurateur
Those we Lost
Pat Hume, the widow of the late SDLP leader and Nobel prize winner John Hume died on September 2nd. A former teacher, Pat worked alongside her husband throughout his career – from the civil rights movement in the 1960s to the Good Friday Agreement in 1998, and was deeply involved in the Derry community. Her longtime friend, the author Mary Pat Kelly recalls the woman that she … [Read more...] about Pat Hume Remembered
Edythe Preet 1946-2020 Culinary historian, designer, columnist, and beloved friend of this magazine Edythe Preet died in late December, at 73. Owner and founder of The Heritage Kitchen, a website dedicated to the celebration of culture and the tradition of passing down recipes over the generations, Edythe brought a personal, homey touch and witty style to her bi-monthly … [Read more...] about Those We Lost
Seamus Deane (1920-2021) Academic and literary critic Seamus Deane died in May, at 81. Known for his talent for delivering comprehensive, articulate, engaging analyses completely off-the-cuff, Deane was a founder and chair of the University of Notre Dame’s Irish studies program, setting the precedent of quality for that field of study around the world. His Derry upbringing … [Read more...] about Those We Lost
Legendary Irish musician and Mayo native Brendan Ward died Saturday, July 24th in Rochester, New York.
By Kevin O'Connor
Mr. Brendan Ward, who has died at his daughter’s home in Rochester, New York on July 24th was hailed in his native Mayo as a musical genius.
Foxford-born Brendan Ward (who was 97) learned the violin and piano at his local school and later became … [Read more...] about Bandleader Brendan Ward
Dies at 97