The northern-most province of Ulster contains a diverse array of cultures and sites, which, combined, tell the tale of modern Ireland, a place of history, pluralism, and an evolving culture. Ulster is divided into nine counties including the six that comprise Northern Ireland: Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry, and Tyrone, as well as Cavan, Donegal, and Monaghan of … [Read more...] about Exploring Ulster
By Tom Deignan
In 1957, Martin Luther King. Jr. paid a visit to a Tennessee community organizing camp where he heard Pete Seeger perform a revised version of an old gospel tune for the first time.
Within a decade, “We Shall Overcome” would become an anthem for civil rights marchers from Birmingham to Belfast.
Martin Luther King Day in the U.S. is a fitting time … [Read more...] about A Forgotten Irish
Civil Rights Trailblazer
Sean McGarvey began his career as a glazier, so it’s fitting that he has an office with a view. And what a view! McGarvey, president of North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU), has an unobstructed view of the White House from his office in the union’s headquarters on 16th Street in Washington, D.C. Not bad for a guy who was fresh out of high school when he began his … [Read more...] about Hall of Fame: Sean McGarvey: Promoting Diversity in the Building Trades
The Irish who have made their mark on the cultural life of Great Britain at the Irish Post award on November 15th. ℘℘℘ The awards were presented by Eamonn Holmes and Aoife Ní Thuairisg. First to the stage was Boy George, who received the award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. Next was actress Anna Friel, who was presented with the award for Outstanding Contribution to … [Read more...] about The Irish Post Awards
℘℘℘ Tourism Ireland’s Executive Vice President, North America & Australia / NZ Alison Metcalfe, explains why Ireland is a unique travel destination, offering beautiful landscapes, a wealth of things to see and do, and a host of special events coming up in 2020. What’s the outlook for tourism from the US to Ireland – you’ve enjoyed several years of double-digit … [Read more...] about Ireland: There’s Never Been a Better Time to Visit