Teeter-Totter bu John O’Brien, Jr. Born in the Burren, joy, laughter, song and story. A rich heritage steeped in lore: hedge schools and seanchie, centuries old, rediscovered, relived, passed on. Then, stone tables barren resounding echoes of barren acts of the stranger. Burying, endless burying children, hunger, hatred, hope before finally being waked in the […]
Archive for November, 2012
A Window in a Memoir by John O’Brien, Jr. Time stops for no man, woman or child But the stories in “My Grandfather’s Emigrant Eyes” or “The Old Man” slip away when they do. Of lives lived, things that were that are no more First fading in memories, then just fading History that I want […]
Brooklyn – Hooley House! 1st – Cocktail Johnny, 7th – My Manic Episode, 14th – Samantha Fitzpatrick, 21st – School Girl Crush, 29th – UFC 155, 31st – NY Eve Hooley w/ Brigid’s Cross. 10310 Cascade Crossing, Brooklyn 216-362-7700. 1FunPub.com The Harp 1st – the porter sharks, 5th -lonesome stars, 7th – the first friday […]
‘Tis the last rose of summer left blooming alone All her lovely companions are faded and gone No flower of her kindred, no rosebud is nigh To reflect back her blushes and give sigh for sigh As I sang The Last Rose of Summer, a near record high warm spell of 73º, with predictions of […]
The Folded Napkin … A Truckers Story I try not to be biased, but I had my doubts about hiring Stevie. His placement counselor assured me that he would be a good, reliable busboy. But I had never had a mentally handicapped employee and wasn’t sure I wanted one. I wasn’t sure how my customers […]
December Issue of the Ohio Irish American News Out Thursday: Stories on Ben Franklin & Ireland, The Kerry Christmas Carol, A Tale for Christmas, Christmas Chutney, Santa’s Little Helpers, If We Lose the Irish, Irish Melodies, On This Day in Irish History, Out & About Ohio and more. Pick up your copy at over 240 […]
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone. We have much to be thankful for in as we approach our 6th Anniversary next month, and of having the privilege being able to share the culture we love with our friends. God Bless America, God Bless Ireland, God Bless you.
Owens Sports by Mark Owens Gaelic Games History – Bloody Sunday at Croke Park Over the past few months a lot has been written regarding 2013 North American Gaelic Games Championships that will be held in the Cleveland area over Labor Day weekend. I thought that over the next few months I might take the […]
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Ohio Irish American News: A Story from This Month’s Issue: The Jackie Clarke Collection, Balina, Co. MayoTuesday, November 20th, 2012
THE JACKIE CLARKE COLLECTION, BALLINA, CO MAYO By Niamh O’Sullivan Imagine having learned the history of your country not by reading textbooks, or sitting in stuffy lecture halls – but by touching, reading and studying those objects held and loved by people who were actually there, in those heady, threatening times. That has been the […]