"The Irish carry their culture around with them like snails with their houses on their backs." – Denis Clarke Let me start with an apology. I'm sorry if some of your favorites are not on this list. I'm sorry that some of my own favorites are not on this list. Indeed, there are one or two on this list that I don't think I would enjoy having a pint with. But overall I have to … [Read more...] about First Word: The Things They Carried
Frank McCourt, Roddy Doyle, Mick Moloney and Irish America publisher Niall O'Dowd will be among the Irish writers, artists, and historians to converge in Charlottesville, Virginia in May for a three-day gathering entitled "Re-Imagining Ireland". Described as a "town meeting" on the state of Ireland, organizers say the conference will explore Ireland as a modern, prosperous, … [Read more...] about Re-Imagining Ireland Conference
The familiar swirls and knots of Celtic design are under renovation – American style. "American Celtic – Beyond the Ninth Wave" brings the Celtic art of 21st-century American artists to several cities across the U.S., including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Milwaukee, Lexington (K.Y.), and New York. The recent resurgence in interest in all things Celtic has drawn many … [Read more...] about Hibernia: A Twist
Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, is once again preparing for its annual world-class Celtic entertainment and cultural extravaganza this October. Over the past four years, the Celtic Colours International Festival has established a reputation as one of the foremost Celtic music events in the world. This year's performers include Tommy Makem, Sean McGuire, the Barra MacNeils, Dougie … [Read more...] about Hibernia: Cape Breton Festival Builds on Tradition
Oscar-winning actress Anjelica Huston is perhaps most memorable to the Irish for her role as Gretta Conroy in her father John's film of the James Joyce short story "The Dead." Here she recalls time her family spent in County Wicklow before moving to St. Clerans in Galway.
I have very early memories of that house. It was very large and drafty with an enormous kitchen and … [Read more...] about Anjelica Huston