In just a few weeks, Ireland - and the world - will mark the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday.” That was the gruesome, January 1972 day when British soldiers opened fire on civil rights marchers in Derry, killing over a dozen, and sending the Northern Ireland Troubles into a violent new phase. All those bullets and bombs have made it difficult to tell more intimate … [Read more...] about Belfast and Young Plato
For over 30 years, Larry Kirwan’s voice provided the soundtrack for Irish American and Irish immigrant life.
As the frontman for legendary Celtic rockers Black 47, Kirwan went from playing punky jigs and reels in small clubs in the Bronx, to gigs on network TV and packed festivals and stadiums.
The Wexford native rode the wave of 1980s and 1990s immigration from Ireland and - … [Read more...] about Larry Kirwan’s “Paradise Square” is
During the months of lockdown Irish America ventured into video-presenting Emma Donoghue and Timothy Egan were interviewed by Tom Deignan. We also partnered with Northwell to support its presentation of Michael Dowling discussing his new memoir, After The Roof Caved In, with Timothy Egan asking the questions. We bring you highlights from those conversations in the following … [Read more...] about Irish America Presents
Looking back at Irish America’s premier issue we see that it set the tone for what was to come: a thorough investigation into what it means to be Irish American. Thirty-five years later, we are still answering that question and still pondering the answers. Enjoy these quotes compiled over 35 years. -The Irish America Team 1986 Tip O'Neill “Growing up as a youngster in … [Read more...] about 35 Years: 1985-2020
Cautious Optimism for Irish Tourism The Irish tourism industry is hoping the election of proud Irish American Joe Biden lends a boost to a sector of the economy sorely hurting due to the COVID pandemic. Experts are cautiously optimistic that a variety of factors have come together which will allow the multi-billion-dollar industry to slowly recover in 2021. One important … [Read more...] about Hibernia: News