St. Patrick's Day should not be an excuse to knock back an "Oyrish" whiskey or as an additive to hot coffee.
What was once a holiday dedicated to the celebration of the arrival of Christianity in Ireland has now become one of the biggest secular holidays celebrated around the world. Even halfway across the planet, Southern Californians are gearing up for a host of St. Patrick's Day parties in Los Angeles.
Most everything you know about St. Patrick is wrong. He wasn't Irish and he wasn't named Patrick. He wasn't the first Christian missionary to visit Ir...
Obviously our politicians can not serve both the interests of the public and corporations simultaneously -- that would be impossible. So the question naturally arises, "Who do our politicians serve? The people or the corporations who purchased their campaign?"
By Deborah Lindquist If I don't wear green on St. Patrick's day, will I get pinched? What about the pot of gold? According to Irish folklore, misc...
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.