CURRENT ISSUE:  OCTOBER 2023

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.

Editor’s Corner: Halloween Origins Are in Ireland

Learn about the Irish origins of Halloween and discover the words and legends associated with this holiday in Bob Carney’s Speak Irish Column. Also, celebrate the 30th anniversary of Casey’s Irish Imports and join the Annual Al O’Leary Hurling & Camogie Tournament hosted by the Akron Celtic Guards. Don’t miss the Mayo Ball at the end of the month, coinciding with the 20th Anniversary of the Twinning of Cleveland and Achill in Co. Mayo.

This Just In: University Concert Hall Marks Landmark Anniversary

Discover the rich history of University Concert Hall (UCH), a cultural cornerstone celebrating 30 years of world-class entertainment in the Mid-West Region. Explore our upcoming performances by renowned orchestras and how UCH continues to boost the local arts scene and economy.

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 […]

Donnybrook: Whitewash at the White House, and LIV

By John Myers His Majesty’s government is seemingly intent on proceeding with The English Parliament’s so called “Amnesty Bill” or “Legacy Bill.” While seemingly a positive sounding piece of legislation, […]

Donnybrook: Biden’s Ballina

President Biden took a historic trip in support of peace to the Six Counties on the occasion of the Good Friday Agreement’s 25th Anniversary.  Biden met with U.K. Prime Minister […]