Archive for February, 2012

Ohio Irish American News: A Story from this Month’s Issue: Dogs of Ireland

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

The Dogs of Ireland – Irish Red & White Setter by Ray Cavanaugh The Irish Red &White Setter has a very similar makeup to the “regular” Irish Setter, except that this breed has spots of mahogany, as opposed to the full mahogany coat. According to the Irish Red &White Club of Ireland, this breed goes […]

Ohio Irish American News: A Story from this Month’s Issue: Rachel Gaffney’s Real Ireland

Monday, February 27th, 2012

IRISH SEAWEED KITCHEN When I was thirteen years old I spent a week at Knockadoon Summer Camp in Ballymacoda, located about thirty miles from Cork City. Conditions were primitive at best, sharing what seemed like army barracks quarters with friends. It was a mere stones throw from the beach and this Dominican run facility provided […]

Sunday Funday Blog

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Some say Sunday Funday; for me it has always been Sunday Family Day, or Sunday Football day, depending on the time of year. The best days are when all three combine. Family means many things. I grew up on family values, though us four kids never knew that we were being raised “right”, we just […]

Ohio Irish American News: A Story from this Month’s Issue: Owens Sports

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Owens Sports by Mark Owens Boxing – Johnny Kilbane: 100th Anniversary of World Title Little did John and Mary Kilbane know it, but on April 9th, 1889 the baby boy they had just brought into the world would eventually become a world champion boxer and a folk hero in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. The […]

Comp Day: Use it or lose it

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Comp Day I’m on the use it or lose it comp time program at my day job with the Sheriff’s Office. No overtime, just straight exchange. I rack up a lot of extra hours. I prefer to use it, thank you. So, I took off today. I had grand plans too, to visit potential advertisers […]

Ohio Irish American News: A Story from this Month’s Issue:

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Blowin’ In: A Love Letter By Susan Mangan When I was in eighth grade, a boy fancied me. I am not sure what there was to fancy at the time – frizzy hair, glasses, mismatched socks. Nonetheless, his affection was made known not just to me, but to our entire class when he presented me […]

Ohio Irish American News ~ A Story From This Month’s Issue: Profile in Public Service

Friday, February 24th, 2012

I interviewed Jim McDonnell, who is running for Cuyahoga County Prosecutor. The piece appeared in the February issue of the Ohio Irish American News: Profile in Public Service James (Jim) McDonnell, Lawyer, Candidate for Cuyahoga County Prosecutor The Irish in America have always had a call to public office. Maybe it is the sense of […]

Giving Up, for Lent

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

I will give nothing up, except my time. I will say nothing more, tinged with anger I will eat nothing less, except my pride I will put more words to paper, and mail letters of thanks This is for Lent, and for all my blessings You loved me so much that you stretched out your […]

Ohio Irish American News ~ A Story From This Month’s Issue: Out of the Mailbag … Comes Songs & Stories

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Out of the Mailbag … Comes Songs & Stories by John O’Brien, Jr. McLean Avenue, Easy & Free Temple Music (BMI) 2011. 14 Tracks, 59 minutes. Some of our favorite music comes to us around Christmas time. Not all of it is Christmas music, of course, but this delivery had the same hallmark of tradition. […]

Ohio Irish American News ~ A Story From This Month’s Issue: Illuminations – Who Made the World?

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Who made the World? By: J. Michael Finn I was asked by a regular reader of this column to look into the history behind the song MacAlpine’s Fusiliers. The song was written in the 1960’s by Dominic Behan. It is about Irish migrant workers who traveled to England to work in the construction industry during […]