The biggest and best celebrations are concentrated either in Ireland itself, or in that land across the water, where so many Irish immigrants settled in successive waves from the 17th century on.
We make up only two percent of the world's population, and being super unique is definitely something to be proud of... whether you're lucky or not.
Saint Patrick's Day has plenty of well-known traditions, but their histories are probably unknown to most.
Perhaps even a chorus or two of "Tommy Boy" will be sung.
March is an exciting month. Winter starts to fade, St. Patrick's Day and Mardi Gras inject some fun and thoughts turn to travel, especially for those getting a break from school.
A shift in attitude from official Ireland blatantly undermines claims from those in New York, Boston and elsewhere that public LGBT participation somehow contravenes Irish identity. If open LGBT participation in St. Patrick's Day parades are okay in Dublin, Cork and elsewhere, why not in New York and Boston?
This list is the pot of gold at the end of your search for easy St. Patrick's Day crafts for the little leprechauns in your life. Some of these projects go beyond the daycare level of construction paper clovers and popsicle sticks, so be prepared to show off your skills.
If Enda Kenny really wants America to understand Irishness today, then he would do well to demonstrate to the world his nation's long concern for those who have suffered and stood up for their dignity in the long path towards human rights.
Jameson is Catholic and Bushmills is Protestant -- FALSE.
Welcome to Boston, or as the Irish say, "Céad míle fáilte." On a trip here, we encourage you to track down all things Irish. The fun of it can be discovering how this country's early history is intertwined with Irish culture.
As a New Yorker, a person of Irish descent and a gay dude, Mr. Mayor, my friend, thank you.
Every American stands on the shoulders of courageous, hard-working ancestors who came here from another country, bringing their cultures with them. Each of us is justifiably proud of our culture and heritage, and we deserve to see them respected, if not honored.
Twenty years ago, Spider Stacy wrote a lyrical, lovely, sort-of-a-love-song, on which he sings lead for The Pogues, called "Tuesday Morning." When I saw the sad news on the morning of October 8 of Philip Chevron's untimely death, I thought of Spider's song.
Most people don't need a reason to drop by their neighborhood watering hole, but if you're someone who has to have an occasion to belly up to the bar, then you're in luck. Here are the best bars in which to celebrate some of our major holidays, starting with Independence Day.
How can we expect to outline the preciousness of human life when we have totally marginalized the concepts of peace, solidarity, humanism, reconciliation, forgiveness and friendship and abandoned the idea of a "human-centered" education?
Should they ever turn to the Dark Side, at least we know the Fusion Fighters' weakness: Guinness.