CURRENT ISSUE:  OCTOBER 2023

Cleveland Comhrá: Our Little Blue Dot

Earth Day 24

“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” This quote by British Polar explorer and advocate for the protection of Antartica and renewable energy, Robert Swan, strikes to the core to

Cleveland Comhrá: Oisín and St. Patrick

For most Americans, the history of this place we call America begins with the arrival of the Europeans. The rich history and mythology of the native Americans that were here prior to that is largely ignored, except for the descendants

Cleveland Comhrá: Top Ten of 2023

By Bob Carney This is my fourth year of sharing my top ten books of the previous year, and believe it or not, it is becoming more difficult every year […]

Cleveland Comhrá: The Winter Solstice

Explore the ancient Celtic traditions around the Winter Solstice in Ireland, from the celebration at Newgrange to the battle between the Oak King and the Holly King. Discover the rich history of solstice festivities, including mistletoe rituals and the adaptation of Celtic practices into Christian celebrations. Uncover the connections between pagan beliefs and modern Christmas traditions.

Columbus Irish: King of the Birds

Explore the unique Irish tradition of Wren Day, also known as the Feast of Stephen, tied to the first Christian martyr. Learn about the symbolic role of the wren, the king of all birds, in this festive celebration. Discover the blend of Celtic and Christian customs during the Christmas season, including the significance of holly, ivy, and atonement traditions.

Milestone & Sweet Snaps

Picture of Ireland's Ambassador to the U.S. Geraldine Byrne Nason sitting with the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians

Celebrate milestones and sweet moments with Ireland’s Ambassador to the U.S., H.E. Geraldine Byrne Nason, and Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians National President Marilyn Madigan at the President’s Testimonial Dinner. Explore the joyous occasion and honor Kathleen Savage, the inaugural recipient of the Constance Markievicz Award. Discover the achievements of Leta Frank who was awarded the Pat Taylor, Sr. Founder’s Award for her contributions to the Akron Hurling Club.