Archive for June, 2012

A Story From This Month’s Issue: Thinking About …

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

At Last, at last, the summer green season is upon us.  Cleveland’s 30th Annual, Dayton’s 11th and Dublin’s 25th festivals are back-to-back-to-back weekends, starting July 20th.  Congrats to all the fests. Last month I wrote about the Irish Army, the big picture view and bond that festival organizers across the country share, in helping each […]

Ohio Irish American News ~ Here Comes The Kings!

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Hello July! The July issue has “hit the streets”. Get yours at more than 240 locations in and around Ohio. Here Come the Kings!

Want to Volunteer FOR the Fest, but Not AT the Fest?

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

it is in Giving … If you would like to volunteer FOR the festival, but don’t want to volunteer AT the festival, because you want to be free to enjoy all the music, dance, family friends and fun, please think about coming out Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (7/18 – 20) or Monday (7/23) before/after the Fest […]

One Liners ~ Who’s appearing at The Fest?

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

1. 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. 2. Eileen Ivers, New York, NY From blazing a trail with Green Fields of America, Cherish the Ladies and as the […]

Ohio Irish American News: A Story from this Month’s Issue: Owens Sports: The Euros Are Here

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

by Mark Owens The waiting is finally over as the 2012 European Championships being held jointly in Poland and Ukraine are upon us. The buzz around Ireland and beyond since the team qualified for their 1st tournament since the 2002 World Cup has been immense. In looking back at how Ireland qualified for what is […]

Ohio Irish American News: A Story from this Month’s Issue: Blowin In: Endless Day

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

By Susan Mangan When I was a girl living in the city, summer was magical. A freshness coated the air with the heady perfume of backyard roses and wild mint which sprouted boldly through the river of cracks winding through concrete sidewalks. Life’s promise was as endless as the long summer days. In sing-song fashion, […]

Ohio Irish American News: A Story from this Month’s Issue: Illuminations: The Belfast Harp Festival

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

The Belfast Harp Festival of 1792 By: J. Michael Finn The harp has been used as a musical instrument in Ireland from the earliest times. So important was the harp that its image became a symbol representing Ireland and Irish nationalism. In ancient Irish mythology, the first harp in Ireland was owned by the Dagda […]

Can’t Wait to Get on the Road Again

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

On the road again, I can’t wait to get on the road again, to the Penn-Mar Irish Fest this Saturday! Performing At Each End of the Rifle at 12:15 and at 4:00. Hope to see you there, along with Mossy Moran, Screaming Orphans, Irish Blessing, Nua, The Rovers The Spalppens, Pipe bands, screening of Beautiful […]

A Hero Returns

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team (SRT) member CO Burgess, while on active duty in Afghanistan, was hurt by an exploding IED. Numerous injuries, including the loss of his right leg, kept him from coming home to us. Today, he returned for the first time, to say hello to his friends. We welcomed him He is always […]

Irish Summer

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

GLORY DAYS .. Yeah … Kick off the Irish summer this weekend at Riverfront Irish Fest, then 42 days till the 30th Annual Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival, 49 days till the 11th Annual Dayton Celtic Fest, 56 days till the 25th Annual Dublin Irish Fest. KC and Pittsburgh Fests are not far behind! Don’t let […]