The Irish Cultural Society has announced its annual writing contest for students in the 9th through 12th grades in Nassau County (NY) high schools. The materials describing the contest have been mailed to the English Departments of the Nassau schools, public and private, and they have been posted on the…Continue
I would love all of you to see a very recent film piece about my Aunt Winifred. Here she is for a posed photograph with her mother (Sarah Cassidy Carney) and her two sisters, Mabel and Maud, who later become nuns. She is standing between her two sisters. Winnie also had four brothers: Alfred, Ernest,…Continue
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I began to write about Saving Dublin's Moore Street and found I could not write it any better than Robin Mary Heany has, taken from this site:…Continue
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With the approach of the 1916 Irish Easter Rising Centennial, there’s been renewed interest in "Shalom Ireland," a documentary film I made about Ireland’s remarkable, yet little known, Jewish community (www.ShalomIreland.com). So I picked up my copy of "For the Life of Me," the…Continue
Éamon de Valera is a man that has enjoyed iconic status in the Irish history books for more reasons than being one of the Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising. He was born in New York in 1882 to a Irish mother and a Spanish father. His mother originated from Bruree, Limerick, and his…Continue
Ireland’s history, like that of most countries, is a mixture of history, legend, myth, ballad, and story. Although part of my family came from County Tyrone in the years before the Famine, any stories from the family might have brought over seem to have slipped away over the…Continue
With nine million chocolate Easter eggs being eaten in Ireland over Easter, I wondered if our children have any idea what life was like for our parents and grand-parents.
My grandfather, Michael Brody, operated a general store, grocery, hardware,…
Easter is approaching and so is the time for family get togethers and plenty of home-cooked food. We’ve supplied 3 delicious recipes for 3 of the most popular Irish meals, Bacon and Cabbage, Cottage Pie and Roast Lamb.
DOMHNAIGH -- On April 28, 1916, as the rebels in Dublin were being squeezed harder and harder by the British and nearing the end of…Continue
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