WINTER/SPRING 2015 / VOL. 15 ISSUE 1

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Irish Photog Takes 3rd Place in Police Photo Competition
An image of a garda checkpoint targeting organized crime in Cork City has taken a third place in an international police photo competition.  The photo was taken by Ciaran McGowan. [More]
 

Burren Chefs 
Budding chefs went wild in the Burren, taking part in the second annual Burren Masterchef Cookery Competition. Hosted by the Burren Ecotourism Network and supported by the Burren & Cliffs of Moher Geopark, the competition invited participants to create a dish comprising home-grown ingredients and wild and foraged foods from around the Burren. [More]


The Story Behind the ‘It’s a Long Way to Tipperary’ Song
By Gerry Molumby
I have been reflecting on the origins of its most iconic marching song ‘Its A Long Way To Tipperary. My interest was kindled by the fact that I hail from the premier county of Tipperary and the pub in which the song was penned is in Balsall Common in the leafy agricultural county of Warwickshire originally called the Plough Inn but renamed The Tipperary Inn. [More]


Sweet! Sugarfina and Rosie O'Neill
By James Bartlett
It sounds like the golden ticket for the daily grind: running a candy store full of delicious delights, and traveling the world sampling chocolate and sweets of all kinds to line the shelves. .[More]


'Stand Up and Fight' to Chronicle Limerick’s Military Heritage
Private collectors and members of the public have contributed to a newly announced exhibition focusing on Limerick’s military heritage from The Sieges of Limerick in 1690-’91 to the end of the First World War in 1918.[More]


400 Years Of Wicklow Songs And Music
By Mattie Lennon
County Wicklow inspired John Millington Synge, gave refuge to freedom fighters, welcomed lovers to it's hills and valleys and continues to provide tranquility, peace and relaxation for its many visitors. (Advertisement) [More]


Jim Murray and John Maguire: Irish Sons and Pioneers of the American West
By Bill Farley
On May 11, 1883, Pope Leo XIII directed the Irish clergy to suppress the efforts of Charles Parnell's Irish National League. Irish loyalists around the world felt the sting of the papal rescript. [More]


The Pecker's Daughter
By Mattie Lennon

Oh, Sarah Jane Dunne, ‘though she hadn’t won, on the nineteenth day of July.
This talented lass, from the Traveller class, was neither aloof or shy.
"Tinkers daughter", you’d hear, amid debt-ridden fear in that place that’s called Dublin-four
She never felt shame but carried the name, as the Pecker had done before.
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Tree Planting a Tribute to WWI Dead
By Kaye Coates
More than three million native trees will take root throughout the UK in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the First World War. Part of the Woodland Trust's four-year Centenary Woods project, the trees will represent the millions of lives lost and affected by the war. [More]


Images of America: Irish Milwaukee
A photo survey of Milwaukee’s marvelous Gaels, past and present!
$20 at Milwaukee area bookstores, the Irish Cultural & Heritage Center, Gerry O’Brien’s European Meat Market and other fine outlets.
Or order directly from The Irish American Post..(Advertisement). [More]


Tourism 


Driving in Ireland
By Michael Corrigan
It is one of the clichés about Ireland that driving across the Emerald Isle can be dangerous. (The other cliché is that the Irish really do have a drinking problem, but that's another article.) Certainly when driving in Ireland, all basic operating assumptions for Americans cease. [More]
 

Books 

First Digital Book by the Irish Photo Archive Documents JFK Visit

The Irish Photo Archive and ePublish have published of its inaugural digital book, President John F. Kennedy Visits Ireland in 1963, launched by Minister of Diaspora Affairs Jimmy Deenihan at the Irish Consulate Building in New York on Nov. 4, 2014. [More]


Trinity College Library Dublin Acquires Beckett Letters 
Trinity College Library Dublin has purchased the most extensive collection of Samuel Beckett letters ever to have been offered for public sale. It now holds the largest collection of Beckett letters of any research library in the world... [More]


Clare Museum Acquires 1916 Journal
A journal and autograph book that provides a unique insight into life and conditions at Frongoch prisoner of war camp, where an estimated 1,800 Irish participants of The Easter Rising were interned between June and December, 1916, has been acquired at auction by Clare Museum. [More]


Book Reviews – Winter Reading Turns Green
By Martin Russell
Irish American Post Book/Poetry Editor
There is still plenty of time this winter to curl up with a good Gaelic-themed book or one written by an Irish author. These are perfect for forgetting the season’s frosty wind and snowdrifts pre-St. Patrick’s Day. Histories, biographies, photo spreads, cookbooks and novels await. Don’t forget the hot toddies.  

 

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