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Seeds of a Trans-Atlantic Reunion

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home
Megan Smolenyak

As a genealogist, I'm on the receiving end of lots of inquiries from journalists. Usually they're wondering about the roots of this or that famous pe...

Can Ethnic Pride Translate into Hatred?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 11.01.2011 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Does being an activist for your own race mean discriminating against others?

A Tragedy, A Miracle And A Brawl...Welcome to Ireland

Tom Rhodes | Posted 10.19.2011 | Travel
Tom Rhodes

It was worth busting up my hand to get those five minutes of material, which I called, "Chicken worth fighting for."

A Non-Feminist Role Model

Trish Kinney | Posted 10.17.2011 | Women
Trish Kinney

We are the last generation to be raised primarily by the traditional family model. And I, for one, am grateful and proud to be a member of that generation.

Send Your Orphan Heirlooms Home

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 10.09.2011 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

About a decade ago, I accidentally launched into a sub-hobby of genealogy - one I refer to as orphan heirloom rescues. The idea is to return items to descendants of their original owners.

In Her Last Hour of Life, My Grandmother Told Her Story

Brienne Walsh | Posted 10.01.2011 | Women
Brienne Walsh

My sister and I sat with my grandmother while she lay dying a few months ago. Against her pale skin, freckled and dotted with beauty marks, I laid my arm.

Hangover Cures From Around The World

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 09.05.2011 | College
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

The best remedy for treating a hangover is to detox with lots of water and replenish on vitamins with clean (unprocessed) foods but every culture has its cure.

Irish Animation -- A Bright Spot Amid Gloom

Reporters Uncensored | Posted 08.12.2011 | Media
Reporters Uncensored

By Maura Kelly The headlines about the Irish economy may be all doom and gloom but there is a magical side to it if you look at its exports. Namely, ...

Irish American Barack Obama Heartily Welcomed Home

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 07.30.2011 | Politics
Megan Smolenyak

Ireland recently extended the warmest of welcomes to President Obama whose ancestor departed 161 years ago.

Tracing Barack Obama's Roots to Moneygall

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics
Megan Smolenyak

Several years ago, when I traced Barack Obama's roots to Moneygall in County Offaly, Ireland, I never imagined that he would visit his ancestral hometown as President, but on May 23rd, that's exactly what he's going to do.

Rent a Friend: A Tweet From Kilkenny, Ireland

Jane Minogue | Posted 06.02.2011 | Entertainment
Jane Minogue

Dave Minogue has been out of work for two years. Jobs are scarce in Kilkenny -- and the rest of Ireland. The Central Statistics Office reports that Ir...

Moneygall, Ireland Welcomes President Obama Home

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics
Megan Smolenyak

On St. Patrick's Day, Barack Obama announced his intention to visit Moneygall, his ancestral hometown, during an upcoming trip to Ireland. It's believ...

Century-Old Irish Films Go From Time Capsule to YouTube (VIDEO)

John Lee | Posted 05.29.2011 | Media
John Lee

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Sneak Peek: Obama to Visit His Irish Ancestral Hometown of Moneygall

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Megan Smolenyak

It was just last week on St. Patrick's Day while hosting Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny at the White House that President Obama announced his u...

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...

St. Patrick's Day Parades, Black Church Share History Of Being Anti-Gay

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Irene Monroe

St. Patrick's Day has rolled around again, and like previous March 17 celebrations nationwide, its LGBTQ communities are not invited.

Happy St. Patrick's Day From The Green Isle

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DUBLIN -- About half a million people have packed central Dublin for a St. Patrick's Day parade that points out Ireland's current gloomy mood – and ...

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.

How to Keep Your Pet Safe This St. Patrick's Day

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Wendy Diamond

Named after Saint Patrick, the most recognized patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick's Day will be paw-sitively event-filled.

WWI Soldier Representative of Connection Between Ireland and America

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Megan Smolenyak

With St. Patrick's Day looming, then, I hope you'll understand that I have no choice but to surrender to my genetic urges and write of yet another link between our two countries: Private Thomas D. Costello.

A Great Way to Get Off to a Lucky Start Each Day

Meg Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Meg Wolff

Some call it the luck of the Irish, but I'm half Irish and I like to believe that what fuels my luck (and health) is eating a healthy breakfast!

Should David Cassidy Have Let His Roots Show on Celebrity Apprentice?

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

David Cassidy -- the Justin Bieber of the 1970s -- had a tough go of it on Celebrity Apprentice. Like the many who are old enough to remember the day...

Brooke Shields, Who Do You Think You Are?

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Brooke's early years may have appeared glamorous to the outside world, but few knew of her life behind the scenes.

There's No One as Irish as Barack Obama 2012

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Megan Smolenyak

Today is the beginning of Irish-American Heritage Month and rumors are buzzing that President Obama will visit Ireland in May, one hopes with a trip to his ancestral hometown of Moneygall where he can raise a pint in Ollie Hayes's pub.

Irish America By The Numbers

John Lee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lee

The 2009 results are out and St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, so here's some the survey's key Irish-American numbers.