Donnybrook: Potato Western

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar joins President Biden in the historic East Room on St. Patrick's Day 2024, just hours before his bombshell resignation.

The term “Spaghetti Western” is familiar, but viewers of Liam Neeson’s Land of Saints and Sinners may feel the need to

Donnybrook: Arcadian Wild

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By John Myers Fans of Irish music will feel right at home with the lyrical and harmonic music of Nashville based Arcadian Wild. Bluegrass is not a suitable label for […]

Donnybrook: Rebellion


As you review your choices for winter streaming drama, check out RTE’s (The Irish BBC, only better) five-part miniseries, called Rebellion. While the series was produced for the centennial of the Easter Uprising in 2016, it is now readily available on Netflix. And, only

Donnybrook: D-Day Maureen

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The Fate of the Western World may have hinged on a young woman working at the Irish Post Office adjacent to Blacksod Lighthouse at Blacksod Point, County Mayo in the month of

Donnybrook: Shane the Unrepentant Fenian / Safe Home

Explore the impactful life and legacy of Shane McGowan, the unrepentant Fenian and musical genius, in John Myers’ “Donnybrook” column. Discover the remarkable funeral that celebrated his Irish Republicanism, featuring music, liturgy, and tributes from Irish luminaries. Additionally, delve into the lifetime achievements of Terrence O’Sullivan, retiring General President of Laborer’s International Union of North America (LIUNA). Uncover insights into his dedication to the labor movement and advocacy for a united Ireland. Stay informed about St. Patrick’s Day 2024 preparations and reflections on Boris Johnson’s response to the pandemic.

Donnybrook: The King’s Speech

By John Myers Last month marked the first “Kings Speech” in over 70 years. King Charles III presided over the first Kings Speech of his Reign, rain? Accompanied by all […]

Donnybrook: Irishtown Bend Enters New Age

The Irishtown Bend Park project in Cleveland has reached a significant milestone with the approval of the final conceptual plan, focusing on hillside stabilization and the development of a new park. This initiative safeguards vital commercial routes and enhances the city’s urban landscape.

Donnybrook: Sinn Fein Leading Polls

A recent poll by Ireland Thinks reveals Sinn Fein leading over the traditional parties in Ireland but not enough for an outright majority in the Dail Eireann. This could pave the way for Sinn Fein to lead a coalition government, possibly alongside Fianna Fail. Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern will receive the Sean MacBride Humanitarian Award, and the Peter Leneghan Entrepreneurial Foundation donated $10,000 to St. Edward High School. Irish-American Artist Dr. Maureen O’Leary is showcasing her work in Westport, and Gerry Quinn of Quinn’s Irish Radio Show received recognition from Mayo County Council. Also, there’s concern regarding the Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill, opposed by many major political parties.

Donnybrook: Roots

Mike Kilbane’s recent journey to Achill Island, County Mayo, is a heartfelt reminder of reconnecting with Irish roots. Many Irish Americans lose touch with extended family, but the internet has made genealogy research more accessible. Explore your heritage at the 20th-anniversary celebration of the Cleveland Achill Twinning on October 28, 2023, and rediscover your Irish family ties.

Donnybrook: RTÉ

By John Myers Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ) is Ireland’s national public radio. It is in the Irish language, dating back to 1926, at the time of the birth of the […]