Massachusetts native Claire D. Cronin is officially the new U.S. Ambassador to Ireland. She presented her credentials on February 10, 2022 to Ireland’s President Michael D. Higgins at his official residence and workplace, Áras an Uachtaráin. Joining her at the official visit were her husband Ray and their two children Kara and Kerry. In a welcome video issued by the U.S. … [Read more...] about Claire Cronin, U.S. Ambassador to Ireland
Congratulations to Claire D. Cronin, officially approved on December 18 to become our next U.S. Ambassador to Ireland. The 61-year-old Massachusetts state legislator, with family roots in Donegal, was first nominated by the White House on June 23 to be U.S. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Ireland. She appeared before the U.S. … [Read more...] about Meet Claire Cronin, the Next U.S. Ambassador to Ireland
Boston Irish Fight Today's Famines After building a $1 million memorial park last year to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Irish Famine, Boston's Irish community is turning its attention toward people suffering from contemporary famines throughout the world. A proposed Irish Famine Institute that blends social activism and academic research is currently in the … [Read more...] about Hibernia: Famine Diary
With ingenuity, a lot of talent, and a passion for cooking, Barbara Lynch rose from cooking for the priests in her Southie neighborhood to one of the top chefs and restaurateurs in the country.
“Seven minutes and a world away” is how Boston chef Barbara Lynch describes the two places she has straddled in her life: one fancy, expensive and tasteful, the other unadorned, … [Read more...] about Barbara Lynch:
Cooking for the City She Loves
The battle for the hearts and minds of the Boston Irish took a sharp turn in the aftermath of the 1916 Irish Rising. Prior to the 1916 Rising, Boston’s Irish community had maintained some equilibrium between those who favored constitutional methods of Home Rule, and those for physical force and agitation. And within this spectrum were viewpoints about socialism and worker’s … [Read more...] about Boston and the Irish Rising