In honor of Father's Day, a collection of remembrances from Irish and Irish-American daughters on their fathers, many of which came from Irish America interviews. Eileen Murray, co-chair of Bridgewater Associates “My dad was in WWII, and Korea. He wanted to go to Vietnam, but did not. He felt that when the country needed you, you better stand up and go serve it, and … [Read more...] about Fathers of Influence
“Nostalgia for Ireland sweeps over me often, not just when I’m working with an Irish cast. I love Ireland and I miss it very much.” – John Huston We’ve had quite a year (at Irish America we measure time from March to March). In March 2011 we hosted our inaugural Hall of Fame luncheon in New York City, and later that year opened our Irish America Hall of Fame in New … [Read more...] about The First Word: Ties That Bind
Anjelica Huston will be on hand to launch Galway University's Huston School of Film and Digital Media. A black tie gala to raise money for student scholarships will be held May 2 at Merv Griffin's Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. The Huston Film School is set to open its doors this fall in Galway, offering courses in film and digital media at a master's degree level, and will … [Read more...] about L.A. Launch of the
Huston Film School
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