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Beyond Parades and Green Beer: 5 Culture-Focused St. Patrick's Day Celebrations

Shermans Travel | Posted 03.11.2015 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Looking for a way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day that goes beyond a parade and green beer? These four Irish communities around the world draw on their Irish heritage to infuse some meaningful fun into their celebrations.

Three Irish Stars Form New Neo-Trad Constellation

Marty Lipp | Posted 06.20.2013 | Arts
Marty Lipp

This month sees the appearance of a new constellation of neo-traditional stars in the Irish music firmament: the Teetotallers -- flute player Kevin Crawford of Lunasa; guitarist John Phillips, formerly of Solas; and fiddler Martin Hayes of the duo Hayes and Cahill.

Google Maps an Acre of Ireland in Upstate New York

John Lee | Posted 08.21.2012 | Media
John Lee

You know the old line about the Great Wall of China being the only manmade object visible from outer space? Now Google Maps and Google Earth are bringing the whole world into focus, right down to an acre's worth of Ireland.

American, And Irish, And Learning About Their Roots

Kerry Lyons | Posted 05.16.2012 | Parents
Kerry Lyons

When your roots are Irish, this day is a reminder of where you come from, and how important it has become to pass it all down to your children -- in my case, all five of them, including the triplets. Which is why, at our house, St. Patrick's Day is a big deal.

The Real Irish American Story Not Taught in Schools

Bill Bigelow | Posted 05.14.2012 | Education
Bill Bigelow

First, does anyone really think that students will remember anything from the books' dull and lifeless paragraphs? Today's textbooks contain no stories of actual people. We meet no one, learn nothing of anyone's life, encounter no injustice, no resistance. This is a curriculum bound for boredom.

Ireland Punching Above its Weight in Design, Too

John Lee | Posted 12.04.2011 | Home
John Lee

The vision of the World Design Capital project is to promote and encourage the use of design to further the social, economic and cultural development of the world's cities.

The Relative Merits of the Irish Goodbye

Tom Miller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Miller

An "Irish Goodbye" involves leaving a gathering, perhaps at a pub, bar or boozing hole, without so much as a "good day, boyo" to your compatriots.