Sean Kelly (1940 - 2022) What can you say about someone who’s read Finnegan’s Wake—twice—then fearlessly went on to teach that impenetrable tome? A serious Joycean, Sean Kelly was also a laugh-out-loud humorist, magazine editor, author, poet, scriptwriter, playwright, lyricist, radio actor, newspaper writer, ad guy, schoolteacher, and prolific hagiographer. He applied his … [Read more...] about Those We Lost July 2022
Dublin-born THOMAS MOORE (1779-1852) is still recognized as Ireland’s National Bard; he was once as famous a romantic poet as his best friend Lord Byron. While studying law in London in 1801 he published, anonymously, a book of naughty verses, The Poetical Works of the Late Thomas Little. The author was “the most licentious of modern versifiers,” thundered The Edinburgh … [Read more...] about The Peculiar Adventures of Irish Poets in America
Sean Kelly remembers one of Ireland's most significant and revered poets. Ireland, from 1932 until 1973, was ruled by the eminently austere statesman Eamon de Valera, in cahoots with John Charles McQuaid, the outstandingly chaste Archbishop of Dublin. The former dreamed of “athletic youths, sturdy children and happy maidens, living the life that God desires that men should … [Read more...] about Patrick Kavanagh
“Being Irish means being the best you can be by making the most of what you’ve got. It’s about being loyal to your friends and family, sharing with them all the joys that make life worth living.” – Wall Street 50 Honoree Sean Kelly.
In the 1980s when Kathleen Lynch was making her way to Wall Street, Irish America was in its infancy. With little money and few staff, we all … [Read more...] about The First Word: Making the Most of
What You’ve Got
The first annual Inter-Continental Gaelic Athletic Association Youth Championships were held in Purchase, N.Y. at SUNY on July 24. G.A.A. fans from all over the U.S. attended. … [Read more...] about Inter-Continental Youth Championships