Martin Dempsey, retired United States Army general who served as the 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, writes about leadership and finding the right path. ℘℘℘ In writing about leadership, I’ve described some of the things I keep on my desk to remind me what’s really important: a walnut box filled with the pictures of my fallen Soldiers engraved “Make It Matter,” a … [Read more...] about Weekly Comment:Following my Moral Compass
Whether for a warrior identifying friend from enemy, a nationalist wanting to represent their views, or a G.A.A. supporter flying their county's colors, flags have played an important part throughout Ireland's history. As we celebrate Flag Day here in the United States, let's take a look back at the flags that have represented Ireland over the years. Some of the earliest … [Read more...] about Weekly Comment: Flags of Ireland
Bloomsday Around the World June 16th marks 2018’s celebration of Bloomsday, a literary anniversary commemorating the date upon which Irish author James Joyce set the events of his iconic modern novel Ulysses. Since the masterwork’s first publication in 1922, Joyce’s insightful, no-holds-barred portrayal of the inner lives of turn-of-the-century Dubliners and mastery of English … [Read more...] about Weekly Comment: Bloomsday Around the World
From trad music summer school to contemporary arts festivals, check out Irish America's event listings for June and July. ℘℘℘ UNITED STATES Rockaway Beach / Breezy Point Irish Festival St. Camillus Church, Rockaway Beach, New York June 2 – 3 New York City’s most Irish American neighborhood celebrates its 6th annual Irish festival this summer. Billed as a “weekend of music, … [Read more...] about Weekly Comment: Upcoming Events in Ireland, America, and Canada
Traveling Exhibition: American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times, which commemorates the birth of J.F.K. on May 29, 1917, is currently touring the country and should it pass through a city near you, don’t miss out.
The primary display of the exhibition is a series of 77 images – “some iconic, some rarely seen,” according to the society’s description of the show – … [Read more...] about Traveling Exhibition:
American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times