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W.B. Yeats and Sligo, Then and Now

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

What did Yeats love about Sligo? First, having family there - his mother's people, the Pollexfens and Middletons, were of Sligo. Second, the landscape and freedom to range, both physically, and imaginatively, within that landscape.

Once Tour at Pantages: The Dreamer, The Muse, The Music

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 07.22.2014 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

Perhaps Once will remind Broadway producers that you don't have to spend $400 million on a production to bring in audiences and win acclaim.

Irish Mutt Muses on What it Means to Be American

Katie Tandy | Posted 07.08.2014 | Women
Katie Tandy

When I hear people talk about their family's history, their ethnicity -- mandalas, Celtic warblings, a dashiki, even a dish their old odd grandmother makes back in Ukraine -- I find myself longing for that kind of context.

Joyce Is Still Blooming

Adele Scheele | Posted 06.28.2014 | Books
Adele Scheele

James Joyce is blooming everywhere. New biographies have just appeared about his life as well as that of his publisher and supporter, Sylvia Beach.

Actress Lindsey Morgan - From General Hospital to The 100

Ilana Rapp | Posted 06.24.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

It's not an easy task for an actor to transition between evening prime time and daytime television, yet Lindsey Morgan pulls it off without effort. Oh! Let's add the combination of beauty, humor and determination...

A Symbolic Victory For People Power In Ireland

Ruairí McKiernan | Posted 06.16.2014 | World
Ruairí McKiernan

After 19 nights of sleeping on the floor of the Paris Bakery in Dublin, a group of mostly young migrant workers succeeded in forcing political action that will help them recoup unpaid wages and make history in the process.

Death Leaves a Heartache No One Can Heal, Love Leaves a Memory, No One Can Steal

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 07.03.2014 | Arts
Nancy Cohen-koan

This quote refers to both plays infused with Irish sensibility. A lovely revival of Sea Marks has opened at the Irish Repertory Theatre. The play was...

Live From the Tribeca Film Festival

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.22.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Not to label it a leftover festival, but there is the sense that the movies in Tribeca have either already had their debut elsewhere or, more to the point, didn't have a debut elsewhere because they didn't make the cut. Still, I always enjoy the opportunity that Tribeca affords me as a critic and curator.

Marc Cleary: From Dancer to Director

Andrew Benkovic | Posted 06.09.2014 | Entertainment
Andrew Benkovic

I was not only blown away, but moved by this film.

The Great Migration From Life Through Death

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 05.15.2014 | Religion
Molly Alexander Darden

"I'm going on a journey soon, by myself." -- John R. Fenn, Jr. With my older brother's passing recently, my thoughts have turned to death itself; wha...

New Orleans Saint Patrick's Day(s)!!

Kenny Klein | Posted 05.17.2014 | Entertainment
Kenny Klein

Most cities celebrate Saint Patrick's Day in the usual way: a parade, green beer, and the belief that everyone can enjoy the privilege of being Irish for one day. But here in New Orleans, we don't just have a parade: we have four parades!

Raise a Pint on St. Paddy's Day... But How Much Will That Cost You in Taxes?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.17.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

On St. Paddy's day in the United States, it is common for a beer (or two or three) to be consumed. But how much that beer costs might vary state to state.

How to Speak English Like the Irish On Paddy's Day

Benny Lewis | Posted 05.17.2014 | Travel
Benny Lewis

Listen and learn! And if you can't follow along, then you may be a plastic paddy.

The Most Authentic Irish Pubs In America

The Daily Meal | Posted 05.17.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Stop in for a pint and bite on St. Patrick's Day for a genuine trip back to the old country.

Missing My Irish Grandmother

Abra Deering Norton | Posted 05.17.2014 | Women
Abra Deering Norton

My grandmother was born around 1912. She came of age before and during the Great Depression and despite being from a modest background, she (and most of my family tree) were all educated women who spoke multiple languages and played the piano.

15 English Words You Didn't Know Were Derived From Irish Gaelic

Paul Anthony Jones | Posted 05.17.2014 | Books
Paul Anthony Jones

With St Patrick's Day upon us today, March 17, here are 15 words the English language owes to Gaelige, better known to English speakers as Irish Gaelic -- and as this list shows, Irish has given us a lot more than just leprechauns and shamrocks.

My Ambivalence About St. Patrick's Day

Bill Stieger | Posted 05.17.2014 | New York
Bill Stieger

So, you'll not see this Stieger joining the parades this coming St. Patrick's Day. He will, however, raise a glass in remembrance of the great Irish writers -- Swift, Wilde, Yeats, Joyce, Beckett, O'Connor and Shaw, among others.

Celebrating My Irish Heritage On St. Patrick's Day

Tom Cramer | Posted 05.15.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I consider myself Irish American. It upsets some people to hear terms like Irish or Italian American. They wish that we were all simply called Americans, without qualifiers. It's hard to argue with that spirit.

10 Brutally Honest St. Patrick's Day Facts

The Huffington Post | Christine Dalton | Posted 03.14.2014 | Comedy

St. Patrick's Day is almost upon us! Typically, we associate the holiday with drinking, drinking, and drinking. Oh, and being Irish. But there's a...

Irish Soda Bread

Laura Kumin | Posted 05.13.2014 | Taste
Laura Kumin

The result was quite pleasant, wheaty but not overwhelmingly so.

Corned Beef and Cabbage Grilled Cheese -- Irish Pride Goes Griddle

Erin Clarke | Posted 05.13.2014 | Food
Erin Clarke

We're approaching the time of year when I forsake my married name and relive my bachelorette days. No, I'm not craving a sketchy bar hook up -- I'm after my Irish roots and Corned Beef and Cabbage Grilled Cheese.

5 Reasons to Admire Irish Women

Aisling Carroll | Posted 05.12.2014 | Women
Aisling Carroll

This St. Patrick's Day, to the Irish women in my life, I'd like to say you are flat-out fantastic. Enjoy your day.

If It's March, Eat, Sing and Be Crafty

Greg Schwem | Posted 04.28.2014 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Sorry, Mr. President.

Roots Recipe for Tonight Show Host Jimmy Fallon

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 04.12.2014 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Not yet forty, Jimmy Fallon already has an impressive history to look back on. Between Saturday Night Live and hosting Late Night with Jimmy Fallon...

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, Not Joining Anti-Gay St. Paddy's Parade, A True Friend

Christopher Murray | Posted 04.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Christopher Murray

As a New Yorker, a person of Irish descent and a gay dude, Mr. Mayor, my friend, thank you.