All Blog Posts Tagged 'New York' (82)

Connecting With Roots, Loss, in Belfast the Beautiful

The whole day that I spent in Belfast and the evenings on either side really need more than one blog post. That day we went to so many places and I was shown so many things. It was mind-blowing and at times very emotional. Belfast is a lovely place and I…

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Added by The Last Torch on October 6, 2015 at 3:30am — 4 Comments

Across Fairground, Echoes of 75-Year-Old Unsolved Murders

Flushing, N.Y. -- One of today’s speakers called the July 4, 1940 bomb explosion at the New York World’s Fair a first act in the war that was coming to our shores. The bomb rocked the entire city with sensational banner headlines, if only for a brief time. By the time the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor 18 months later, the two deaths that resulted from the Fair bombing became even more difficult to sort from casualty lists that eventually numbered in the…

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Added by Gerry Regan on July 27, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

From Bockagh Hill to Bayside Heights: The P.F. Grady Saga

‘I am of Ireland,

And the Holy Land of Ireland,

And time runs on, cried she,

‘Come out of charity,

Come dance with me in…

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Added by Gerry Regan on July 27, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The 5th New York's Daniel J. Meagher

Tipperary native among the earliest heroes of the FDNY…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 15, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Irish Predominate Among ‘New York Catholics’: A Review

“NEW YORK CATHOLICS: Faith, Attitude & The Works!”

Patrick McNamara

Orbis Books, October 2014

211 Pages

When I first saw the title, I was apprehensive --…

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Added by Fr. John R. Sheehan, SJ on May 14, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

'Loneliness and Isolation ... Feelings Every Emigrant Can Identify With’

Nonprofit Pieta House's 'Darkness Into Light' walk / run takes place each May in scores of locations in Ireland, in New York City and a growing number of other venues outside Ireland. The mission: to highlight depression among the Irish, wherever they are…

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Added by Pieta House Inc on May 8, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

First Foul Ball - Must be the Luck of the Irish

NYIrish with Tommy D

Those of you who know me are well aware I am a die hard sports fan. The New York Yankees are my religion in the summer months ; so much so that I call Yankee Stadium "Church in Da Bronx". It is every baseball fan's dream to say they caught a foul ball at a game and I'm…

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Added by Tommy Dullaghan on April 12, 2015 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

In `92, Billy Yank and Johnnie Reb March in Dublin

By Joe Gannon and Gerry Regan

It’s hard to believe that it’s now been 23…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 16, 2015 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Learning Irish

I carried the words on my shoulder like a small, rare bird.

"Erin Go Bragh," in gold cursive letters, nesting in a green bow. It was St. Patrick’s Day and my mother had…

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Added by Kathleen Donohoe on March 16, 2015 at 9:30am — 4 Comments


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The History of the Irish Brigade

Bert Cunningham, historian of the 69th Infantry Regiment of the New York National Guard, spoke about the history of the Fighting…

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Added by Irish Cultural Society of GC on March 14, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Irish 'Flavor' of the Erie Canal Workforce

When European settlement of North America started pushing inland from the coast, transportation problems repeatedly occurred. The biggest problem was the Appalachian Mountains, 400 miles from the coast. …

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Added by Dee Notaro on March 7, 2015 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

'McMayhem in Midtown' -- Garda vs. FDNY on March 14

The Garda take on the FDNY in a slugfest at the Garden -- in the first ever Pro/Am…

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Added by Bobby McGuire on February 13, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

A Big All-Irish Concert in NYC to Benefit the Benedictine Nuns at Kylemore Abbey

The Kylemore Abbey Campaign in the U.S. will host a very special Irish Concert in New York City on March 16th at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in the Village.  An all-Irish concert will benefit the…

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Added by Mary Reed on January 30, 2015 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Donegal Association of New York - New Website

On behalf of our President, Katie Barrett, The Donegal Association of New York would like to invite you to view our new website (www.DonegalNY.org).  We feel strongly about promoting organizations and businesses who add value to our reader…

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Added by Tommy Dullaghan on January 27, 2015 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment


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Eamon de Valera Speech to be Analyzed

Irish Society Writing Contest

The Irish Cultural Society announces its annual writing contest for students in the…

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Added by Irish Cultural Society of GC on January 13, 2015 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

Irish Brigade Clears Way for Governor Mario Cuomo, March 1991

New York -- News of the passing of former New York state Governor Mario Cuomo reminds me of one of several serendipitous encounters I had with the Governor, whom I once happily envisioned as US president. With his flights of eloquence, his progressive views, and staunch…

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Added by Gerry Regan on January 6, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Irish-American New Year's Traditions

New Year’s eve had been celebrated with cheerful noise for many years, but in New York City on December 31, 1888, that all changed with the formal addition of music to the annual celebration and it took an Irishman…

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Added by Mike McCormack on December 24, 2014 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

‘Who Turned Those Lights On? Kill the B------’: Christmas at Sea 1942

Part 3 of 3 of the Series 'We Will Probably Land Christmas Day’: At War in the Atlantic, 1942 

This…

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Added by Gerry Regan on December 23, 2014 at 5:00pm — 5 Comments


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Tara O'Grady Spellbinds at Irish Cultural Society

Garden City, N.Y. -- “Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair” is the opening verse of a song sung by…

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Added by Irish Cultural Society of GC on December 15, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

‘3 More Shopping Days Left': A Christmas in Convoy 1942

Part 2 of 3 of the series ‘We Will Probably Land Christmas Day’: At War in the Atlantic, 1942 

Part 1 of 2, “Getting To Where We Are Going” includes my father's accounts of his first quiet week on the high…

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Added by Gerry Regan on December 13, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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