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Irish History

Painting Through the Irish Countryside

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 01.06.2017 | Travel
Barbara Ernst Prey

Barbara Prey painting at Glendalough I have a major museum commission for MASS MoCA , but before I came back to my New York Studio to begin the proje...

Irish Customs Carried Closely

Elaina O'Brien | Posted 04.07.2017 | Travel
Elaina O'Brien

Us Irish are a creature of habit. We have our ways, and are as happy as a pig in s**t when we get them. Whether we travel the world, or stay close to ...

When Ireland's Pain Was America's Gain

Llewellyn King | Posted 03.07.2017 | World
Llewellyn King

There will be the "wearing of the green" all over the world come St. Patrick's Day on March 17. Nowhere more so than in Boston, Chicago and New York. ...

Beyond Guinness in Dublin, Part Two: A Bit of Irish History and a Little Something to Eat

Edward Schneider | Posted 01.24.2015 | Travel
Edward Schneider

It became clear that we'd need to add another focus: history. Not to have done so would have been like going to Philadelphia and missing the Liberty Bell.

An Artist's Obsession With Her Past

2012-04-23-cahomedesign.jpg | Posted 05.02.2012 | Home

This article comes to us courtesy of California Home + Design. Danielle Nelson Mourning slipped into a thin white nightgown, dropped to her hands a...

David Sands

The Mystery Of Corktown's Welcome Arch | David Sands | Posted 03.17.2012 | Detroit

If you're poking around for a bit of Detroit Irish history this St. Patrick's Day, take a moment to examine Corktown's "welcome arch." That is, if you...

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.

St. Patrick's Day History: What You Need To Know

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

St. Patrick's Day is celebrated each year on March 17th. This day marks the accepted date in 493 CE of St. Patrick's death. As St. Patrick is the f...

Six Surprising Facts About St. Patrick's Day

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kate Kelly

St. Patrick's Day is an American holiday -- the first St. Patrick's Day parade took place in the United States on March 17, 1762.

No Green Beer: Keeping St. Patrick's Day Holy

Michele Somerville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michele Somerville

My memories of St. Patrick's Day in New York do not revolve whoozily around Guinness and Jameson, although both have been on hand.

From Carnegie Hall to the Frick: A Week of Cultural Discoveries

Howard Kissel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Howard Kissel

The past week has truly been one of discoveries, bookended by great performances led by James Levine.

John Spillane: From Cork to the Universal

Rory Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rory Fitzgerald

Rory Fitzgerald meets Cork singer songwriter John Spillane and hears about his new album, the art of songwriting and his hopes for a changing Ireland....