Madigan Muses: These Historic Times

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April is a very historic month in Irish History. Let us first remember the Women of 1916. Most of us think about Constance Markievicz, but she was only one of many unsung heroes from that period of Irish history.

Elizabeth O’Farrell stood next to Padraic Pearse at

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 […]

This Just In: Peace is Possible

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Throughout all of this, the US position has been constant; the protection and promotion of the Good Friday Agreement. Progress was made due to the steadfast support of the United States.

The return of government in the North and the

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

Madigan Muses: Thanksgiving

Marilyn Madigan reflects on the spirit of Thanksgiving, honoring veterans, and the achievements of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians. Join the celebration of gratitude and community in November.

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.