WINTER 2018 / VOL. 18 ISSUE 1

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Guinness Rolls Out Blasphemy Barrel for 200th Anniversary
By  James Bartlett 
Around 1.8 billion pints of Guinness are drunk around the world every year, and now the famous Dublin brewery is celebrating the 200th anniversary of exporting their iconic drink to the US by unleashing a limited-edition stout – and rolling out the Blasphemy Barrel. [More]


Brexit, Ireland Demonstrates Political/Economic Complexities
 By Patrick Patrick Oisin Mulholland
Brexit & Ireland:" The Dangers, the Opportunities, and the Inside Story of the Irish Response has quickly become an indispensible guide to understanding Britain’s departure from the European Union. [More]

Hayes-McCoy Opens Pages Into Librarian’s World
By Martin Russell
Irish writer Felicity Hayes-McCoy’s latest foray into Gaeldom is her Library at the End of the World. In this text of love between the pages, recently divorced librarian Hanna Casey is eager to achieve personal independence. But her local library is about to close... [More]

St. Tom’s Jim Rogers Talks Irish
By Martin Hintz
Why is it that just about every Irish person has a great personal story. Minnesotan James Silas Rogers is no exception. Rogers is director of the University of St. Thomas Center for Irish Studies in St. Paul and editor of the respected New Hibernia Review: A Quarterly Record of Irish Studies. From this professional skeleton, here is more of his tale.[More]

Poetry By James Silas Rogers
» With my Mother in St. Brendan's Cemetery, Green Isle, Minnesota
» To the carver who sculpted the headstone of James Charlis, 
born in Kells, County Meath,  in 1796
» McCarron's Lake
» After Reading John McGahern's Memoir

Poet Curtis to Get 2018 O’Shaughnessy Prize
Poet Tony Curtis of Dublin will receive the 22nd annual Lawrence O'Shaughnessy Award for Poetry of the University of St. Thomas Center for Irish Studies.[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]

‘Galway Girl’ Still Sways Hearts, Despite ‘Me Too’ Movement
By Michael Corrigan
"And I ask you friend, what’s a fella to do
‘Cause her hair was black and her eyes were blue...
The Celtic rock group, Swagger... didn’t take long for the band to get the crowd dancing with one of their signature songs, "Galway Girl." [More]


John Kelly Scores Big With His New York City Pub
By Patrick Oisin Mulholland
Nestled off Broadway on the Upper West Side of New York City, the Parlour Irish Pub and Restaurant is "your very own small piece of Ireland in Manhattan," proudly explained John Kelly, the owner.[More]

From Ireland to Playboy, A Jackeen Restauranteur Tells All
By James Bartlett
The Wilde Wine Bar & Restaurant sits alongside yoga studios, designer sneaker stores and coffee shops on trendy LaBrea Avenue in Los Angeles, yet few of its neighbors would guess owner Lorna Donohoe went from Ireland to Playboy – and is now looking to the future with Miley Cyrus and Snoop Dogg.. [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]

Irish Movie News 

Film Awards Season in Full Swing
By James Bartlett
Happy New Year to one and all, and I hope you had a relaxing, safe and fun holiday! Here in Hollywood the awards season has really started to kick in, and the better movies are coming out (or rather, the ones that might take home a trophy or three).[More]

Documentary Highlights WWII Belfast Man’s Dachau Imprisonment
Courtesy of The Irish News
A documentary telling the story of a Belfast soldier who fought in World War II was screened Jan. 24 at Movie House Dublin Road to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. The screening was free.[More]

Remarkable Story of Irish Footballer and Manager
|Patrick O’Connell
By Andrew Madden Andrew Madden 
A film telling the remarkable story of Irish footballer and manager Patrick O’Connell – the man credited with saving FC Barcelona from bankruptcy – is set to premiere in Belfast. [More]

Tourists Can Revel in Television's 'Throne'
One of the best ways to experience Thrones is at a Clearsky archery movie set in the courtyard of Castle Ward in Co. Down. It’s on the very spot that filming took place for Series 1 and which transformed the National Trust property into Winterfell, the home of the Stark family. [More]

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