Jean Butler Goes Back to School. ℘℘℘ Jean Butler, the tall red-haired Irish-American from Long Island, New York who starred with Michael Flatley in the original Riverdance, plans to dance again. In the meantime, she is pursuing a master's degree in dance at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Butler, who now lives in Ireland and is married to Irish designer Cuan Hanley, … [Read more...] about Dancing to a Degree
You aren't in Boston long before realizing what an Irish city it is: Logan Airport, Callahan Tunnel, the McCormack, Kennedy, Moakley and O'Neill federal buildings, plus numerous parks, boulevards and squares honoring Irish Bostonians. The Irish have been in Boston for centuries with an illustrious history dating from colonial times through the present.
So it's not surprising … [Read more...] about Landmarks Tell The
Boston Irish Story
Freshmen Chris Barrett and Luke McCabe, two New Jersey 18-year-old surfers are even smarter than their SATs show: they figured out how to get their education paid for by turning themselves into walking advertisements. Setting up a website which featured their good-looking blond selves in t-shirts or with surfboards saying 'YOUR LOGO HERE,' they offered to be 'spokes-guys' for … [Read more...] about Surfin’ FirstUSA
Congratulations are in order for James Houlihan of Dublin and Kevin O'Regan of Tallaght, Ireland. In 1997, they won the Redington Scholarship, established in honor of Irish immigrant Joseph P. Redington, and his wife, Elizabeth Brennan Redington. Since 1985 the scholarship has helped students from Ireland pursue their education in America. James Houlihan, who fulfilled his … [Read more...] about Isle of Scholars
How one Man's dream became a reality. It all began with a castle. In 1987, a husband and wife from the nearby town of Ballyvaughan purchased a 16th-century tower house. Newtown Castle, along with a neighboring country house and a 17th-century coach house lately used to shelter cows. ℘℘℘ Yes, these were fixer-uppers. The slate-roofed residence Newtown House was showing … [Read more...] about Field of Dreams