Archive for April, 2012

Ohio Irish American News: A Story from this Month’s Issue: Corner Bard By Sean McCabe

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

Corner Bard By Sean McCabe It was a thrill to see my uncles come home from America each summer. They had all emigrated to New York in the 1950′s and all three got jobs with the telephone company. One married, had a kid and settled down in Queens. One remained a bachelor and settled down […]

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

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

Owens Sports Golf – A New Number One As I write this I am watching a wee bit of history being made, Irishman Rory McIlroy has just made his final putt at the 2012 Honda Classic, to not only win yet another tournament in his short career, but more importantly, to fulfill a lifelong ambition […]

Ohio Irish American News, A Story from this Month’s Issue: The Honor of the 40/8

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

The Honor of the 40/8 By Joe Casey On Sunday, February 5th, I had the honor of attending a memorial service to honor the lives of four U.S. Army Chaplains who perished on February 3, 1943, when a German submarine torpedoed their troopship. The nondenominational service told the stories the four chaplains, who were lieutenants […]

Other Things That Matter too ..

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

What a weekend.  If you missed yesterday’s blog, please read it.  Very important. Back to the present: We are in full-on, all hands on deck preparation for the 30th Annual Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival, July 20-22 at the Berea Fairgrounds.  The bands are all set (probably), and now we shape the event itself  ( or We have […]

Ohio Irish American News: A Story from this Month’s Issue – Illuminations: Gunrunning for Freedom

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

By: J. Michael Finn Sailing a 51-foot yacht through the middle of the British fleet would be a challenge for the most experienced sailor. For Erskine Childers and his nationalist crew, it was particularly challenging, and dangerous. Unknown to the British, below decks, the yacht was overloaded with a cargo of smuggled rifles and ammunition, […]

Don’t Tell; Don’t Trust; Don’t Feel: Sexual Violence, and other things that matter

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

It’s been a busy couple of days, days filled with thought provoking ideas, sharing, and the reemphasis that we are not alone, no matter our hurt, no matter our success. I went to the FACES OF CHANGE Changemaker’s Breakfast in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month on Friday.  Hosted by Channel 3’s Erin Kennedy, the […]

Ohio Irish American News: A Story from this Month’s Issue – Taking the Michael Out of Paddy

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Taking the Michael Out of Paddy It has been interesting to watch from afar the developments in Derry with the lead up to the City of Culture 2013. While the city has much to celebrate, especially in respect to its rich heritage, there is also a sense that it is still trying to shake off […]

Erin O’Brien Book Singing Wednesday

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Erin O’Brien: The Irish Hungarian Guide to the Domestic Arts Public Event · By Loganberry Books Wednesday, April 25, 2012 7:00pm until 9:00pm Local author Erin O’Brien will read from and sign copies of her new book, The Irish Hungarian Guide to the Domestic Arts. Loganberry Books 13015 Larchmere Boulevard, Shaker Heights, OH 44120

Dance, Dance; Fake is Not Free

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Dance, Dance; Fake is Not Free by John O’Brien, Jr. “It’s a travesty to turn healthy, naturally beautiful girls into this grotesque parody of femininity — and frankly bizarre that it’s all done in the name of our rich Irish heritage.”  – Fionola Meredith, Belfast Telegraph, April 4, 2012 The echoes of JonBenét Ramsey in […]

So Who’s Comin’ to the Fest?

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

2012 30th Annual Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival July 20-22, 2012 Berea Fairgrounds Lineup (to date):   Ronan Tynan, Boston, MA. In 1998, Tynan joined Anthony Kearns and John McDermott (later Finbar Wright) as The Irish Tenors, an instant worldwide sensation. He hasn’t stopped since.  One of Ireland greatest voices. Eileen Ivers, New […]