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  • Boston Pilot ads connect immigrants
    Finding Irish roots through Boston Pilot newspaper ads
    From October 1831 to October 1921, The Boston Pilot, the city’s Catholic newspaper, helped people locate their relatives and friends through advertisements in its “Missing Friends” or “Information Wanted” column....
  • Guiness Shamrock
    The Perfect Day in Dublin
    Recently I had the chance to add my 51st country to my list of countries visited. The beautifully green and incredibly hospitable country of Ireland was my destination and it did not let me down. I visited Limerick, Galway, the Cliffs of Moher,...
  • Juno and the Paycock
    Shaw Festival's 'Juno and the Paycock' a stunning and grim play
    The question of how to applaud at the end of a theatrical brings forth three possible scenarios: clap because you truly enjoyed what you saw; clap because while you may not have enjoyed the play, you respect the actors' and team's efforts;...
  • Make room for Fullerton's newest restaurant, Dillon's Irish Bar and Grill!
    Make room for Fullerton's newest restaurant, Dillon's Irish Bar and Grill!
    There is a new restaurant in town. You may remember the former, Cantina Lounge Mexican Bar and Grill, located by the California State University, Fullerton campus. Well, now it has gone from a Mexican cantina to the brand-new, Dillon’s Irish...
  • Duchess Clare Potatoes
    Duchess Kerry Potatoes
    It’s impossible to talk about Irish food without mentioning the potato. They firstsaved the Irish then almost destroyed them. There are few Irish-American households where the potato is not still a staple and anyone who makes even a basic...
  • Diner review: O'Rourke's Diner, Middletown, Conn.
    Diner review: O'Rourke's Diner, Middletown, Conn.
    O’Rourke’s Diner is located at the far north end of Main Street in Middletown, Conn. It has been a landmark in the city since it was first opened by John O’Rourke in 1941. Today it is his nephew, Brian, who is the owner/chef of...
  • Tom McConnell
    Tom McConnell's 'Handiwork'
    I was not kidding when I said that Christian music acts with Irish heritage are unto something. If this is indeed a trend it is one that we love as it brings so much diversity and flavor to contemporary Christian music. Barely four months after...
  • The beauty of tradition and taste come together at The Auld Dubliner
    The Auld Dubliner: Lucky the Irish are so festive no matter the day
    Whether the music is thumping inside or the noise filters outward, the excitement of a pub brings another dimension to "inviting". Liveliness decorates the very walls while an atmosphere of enjoyment is breathable. Great pubs aren't...
  • Finn McCool
    Finn McCool - The Forging of The Fianna
    There are legends, and then there are legends. The Irish legend of Finn McCool, is one of the ones that you may not have heard of, but it is very important to the people of Ireland, and now, for the first time in Irish history, the myths and...
  • Marion Donovan
    Marion Donovan revolutionized baby care
    The daughter of an inventor, Marion O’Brien Donovan was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on October 15, 1917. Her mother died when Marion was only seven, so spent most of her after-school time at South Bend Lathe Works, the factory owned and...
  • Darby O'Gill and the Little People
    Get your Irish on with these St. Patrick's Day movie selections
    St. Patrick's Day is upon us. That means it's time to deck yourself in green, grab a frosty Guinness, and check out some of these Irish-themed movie selections. Ranging from historical significance to outright fun, these movies are...
  • St. Patrick’s Day: So What Is The Big Fuss About?
    St. Patrick’s Day: So What Is The Big Fuss About?
    It is Saint Patrick’s Day every man, woman and child, run and hide, the Irish are coming. So what is the big fuss about St. Patrick’s Day? Of course the rest of the nation’s notion is little green leprechauns running causing...
  • Monday's films highlight Irish heritage
    Monday's films highlight Irish heritage
    Monday is St. Patrick's Day and several films will be screened on cable channels that will highlight all things Irish.Director John Ford's The Quiet Man (1952), airing on some Fox subsidiaries like KTXHK2, will feature Maureen O'Hara...
  • Irish treats for St.Patrick's Day
    Irish treats for St. Patrick's Day
    Monday, March 17th, is St. Patrick's Day, the day where EVERYONE is Irish! Since I'm part Irish, I've got a big appreciation for the Irish cultures and customs. Just make sure you're wearing green come Monday! But it's a fun...
  • St. Patrick's Day Institution
    Fado Irish Pub's 2-day St. Patrick's Day event: It's time to commit yourself!
    Looking for the biggest bash around to celebrate the beloved St. Patrick in the semi-realistic way of the Irish, i.e. chugging a few pints? Then do not miss Fado Irish Pub’s Huge 2-Day St. Patrick’s Day Outdoor Party. Quite the name...