Post Tagged with: "Irish"

The Rutherford Irish American Association (Photo via Irish Central)

New Irish Organization in NJ

Culture, Metro Area, Western European January 16, 2018 at 5:07 pm

In six months, the Rutherford Irish American Association has gained hundreds of members and organized the New Jersey town’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade, reports Irish Central.

"The Irish Remedy – Emigration To America," 1898. (Illustration via The New York Public Library Digital Collections)

‘Trump Would Have Turned Away the Famine Irish Just Like the Salvadorans’

History, Immigration, Opinion, Western European January 12, 2018 at 1:52 pm

An Irish Central column compares the plight of 19th century Irish immigrants to that of Salvadorans today.

“Orchard Street Scene”: Tenement houses lined Orchard Street on the Lower East Side in the early 1900s (Photo via Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy, NYPL Digital Collections)

‘In the Irish Tenement Kitchen’

History, Manhattan, Western European September 28, 2017 at 4:47 pm

An educator at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum will speak at Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University about domestic life for immigrants in the tenement buildings, reports Irish Central.

Innisfree opened its first US store in Union Square on Sept. 15. (Photo via Innisfree USA/Instagram)

A Korean Brand Name Inspired by an Irish Poem

Business, Culture, East Asian, Manhattan, Western European September 26, 2017 at 3:39 pm

The name of a new Korean beauty store in NYC caught the attention of Irish Central.

From left to right, Brendan Bell, flute [facing away]; Nathan Gourley, fiddle; Sean McComiskey, accordion; Daniel Neely, banjo; Cillian Vallely, uilleann pipes; Sean Gavin, uilleann pipes; Josh Dukes, guitar performing a few years ago at the Saturday afternoon session at Lillie’s, 13 East 17th St., between Union Square Park and 5th Avenue, in Manhattan. (Photo by Jimmy O'Kelly via Irish Echo)

Supporting Traditional Irish Music Sessions

Culture, New York, Western European September 13, 2017 at 12:03 pm

An Irish Echo reporter calls on readers to support traditional music sessions in a story that looks at this “product of immigration.”

Watching the St. Patrick's day Parade on Fifth Ave. on March 17, 2017. (Photo by AnuzThapa for Voices of NY)

St. Patrick’s Day in NYC

Traditions, Western European March 17, 2017 at 8:33 pm

Remembrances of parades past, celebrations of undocumented Americans by undocumented Irish and a Jewish family’s embrace of the day all were part of St. Patrick’s Day 2017.

Dublin-born writer Colum McCann, now living in New York, will be among those at the Irish Stand on St. Patrick's Day. (Photo by Peter McDermott via Irish Echo)

Taking an ‘Irish Stand’ on St. Patrick’s Day

Immigration, Manhattan, Western European March 9, 2017 at 2:16 pm

Prominent Irish figures will take the stage at Riverside Church on St. Patrick’s Day for the “Irish Stand” rally and concert, billed as a “global call for justice and equality,” reports Irish Echo.

St. Pat's for All (Photo by Jacobia Dahm, Creative Commons license)

St. Pat’s for All Parade Stands with Immigrants

Culture, Immigration, Muslim, Queens, Western European March 3, 2017 at 3:56 pm

The St. Pat’s for All parade, taking place on March 5 in Sunnyside, Queens, will show solidarity with immigrants, refugees and Muslims, in particular those affected by President Trump’s executive order, reports Irish Echo.

Claire MCGovern (Photo by Peter McDermott)

Successful by Design

Dublin-born interior designer Claire McGovern began her American career in San Francisco, but is now mainly based in New York.

Co-owner Peter Walsh in front of Coogan's Restaurant (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

A Washington Heights Institution Marks 30 Years in Business 

Business, Business Fellowship 2015, Food, History, Manhattan April 18, 2016 at 4:22 pm

Coogan’s Restaurant has been a neighborhood gathering place in Washington Heights for 30 years, drawing politicians, police officers and hospital staffers.

Spreading Irish Literature Citywide

Spreading Irish Literature Citywide

Brooklyn, Culture, Video, Western European March 24, 2016 at 11:47 am

The Irish Arts Center distributed thousands of free books around NYC to show another side to St. Patrick’s Day.

Sean McNeill, president of the Irish Business Organization of NY (Photo by Peter McDermott via The Irish Echo)

Promoting Irish Business in NYC

Once described as an “Irish boys’ club,” the Irish Business Organization of New York is these days embracing inclusivity and business networking under President Sean McNeill.

Local dignitaries and Irish figures gather for a photo with the renamed street sign, with Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams with the red scarf. (Photo from the office of Council member Elizabeth Crowley via Irish Central)

A Queens Street Renamed to Easter Rising Way

History, Queens, Western European November 16, 2016 at 5:22 pm

At a street renaming ceremony in Maspeth in honor of the centennial commemoration of Ireland’s Easter Rising, officials spoke about the role of Queens and NYC in the rebellion against British rule, report Irish Central and Queens Ledger.

Irish American magazine inducted Hillary Clinton into the Irish America Hall of Fame for her Irish peace process efforts. She spoke during the ceremony at the J.W. Marriott Essex House on March 16, 2015. (Screenshot from video  from Irish America of the induction ceremony)

An Irish Voice on the Elections

Elections 2016, Opinion, Western European November 4, 2016 at 5:30 pm

In its endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president, an Irish Voice editorial highlights her bond with the Irish-American community. Irish Central, meanwhile, reports on the results of a presidential election poll of its readers.

Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan announces the 1916 Easter Rising program of events across the U.S. to mark the centennial anniversary. (Photo by James Higgins via Irish Central)

Marking the Centennial of Ireland’s Easter Rising

History, New York, Western European January 8, 2016 at 5:43 pm

Irish and Irish-American officials and luminaries announced in Manhattan the Ireland 2016 program, which includes more than 200 events to run this year on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising, reports Irish Central.