Archive for February, 2013

New Book Signing Monday at Cuyahoga County Public Library Fairview Park Branch, 7pm

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

ANNOUNCING a new book signing, Monday, March 4th at Cuyahoga County Public Library Fairview Park Branch, 7pm. I will have all three of my books: Festival Legends: Songs & Stories, a biographical look at Irish music legends, including Tommy Makem, Liam Clancy, Danny Doyle, Johnny McEvoy and more; Greater Cleveland Irish Directory; and First Generation, […]

What’s going on this weekend:

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

What’s Going on this weekend: 2Nite: UFC157 @ The Hooley House – Brooklyn AbbeyNormal@ PJ McIntyre’s Irish Pub NewBarleycorn@ Flannery’s Pub DonalOshaugnessy@ Sully’s Irish Pub JrMarchingUnit@ West Side Irish American Club Samantha Fitzpatrick Band BACK at Paddy Rock(West Park area) DonegalDoggs@John Mullarkey’s Goin On on Sunday: ChrisAllen STONE MAD PUB, RESTAURANT AND BOCCE BeckyBoyd @TheTreehouse […]

The Yank who orders three beers.

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

So this fella walks into a little bar in the little village of Brideswell, steps up to the bartender and says “Can I have 3 Guinnesses, please?” The bartender gets them, and then sees the fella drink them down, one by one, and leave. A week later, the same fella comes in, orders three Guinnesses, […]

A Letter from Ireland: A story from this month’s issue of the Ohio Irish American News:

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

March Issue hits the streets in 1 week ~ as usual, a ton of fantastic events coming up for the Green Season. Until then, here’s A Letter from Ireland: A story from this month’s issue of the Ohio Irish American News: A LETTER FROM IRELAND…Cathal Liam John Behan’s famine ship, pictured on the cover of […]

A Rare Cuppa: A story from this month’s issue of the Ohio Irish American News

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Blowin’ In: A Rare Cuppa By Susan Mangan When I was a girl, my mother enjoyed treasure hunting at local garage sales and antique shops. During a special trip, she allowed me to select one item to bring home. I remember being quite taken with a black ceramic teapot that sported a yellow and white […]

Real Ireland Tea Loaf: A story from this month’s issue of the Ohio Irish American News

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Real Ireland; TEA! by Rachel Gaffney As an Irishwoman living in the United States, I am frequently subjected to the stereotypical jokes about the Irish and their love of alcohol, but rarely do I hear about our love of tea, the other beverage. I think it is fair to say that a cup of tea […]

Coming to Cleveland ~ What is Gaelic Football: A story from this month’s issue of the Ohio Irish American News

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Owens Sports by Mark Owens Gaelic Football 101: Over the past few years I have covered Gaelic Football in terms of results, champion’s roll of honor, the history of the game in Ireland and even the history of the game in Cleveland, Ohio. For those of you knowledgeable in the sport of Gaelic Football, these […]

A Place Worse Than Hell… A Story from this Month’s Issue: Ohio Irish American News:

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

A Place Worse Than Hell… by Niamh O’Sullivan Such is the esteem in which Thomas F. Meagher’s Irish Brigade is held in the beautiful Virginia town of Fredericksburg, Virginia, that I left with a small sprig of boxwood, given to me by a man from North Carolina. During the Battle of Fredericksburg, Meagher ordered his […]

Irish in America

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Irish in America by John O’Brien, Jr. The snow’s stopped falling, tho I still see a flake drifting to the lawn, disappearing within a white lake The Tea is on, the brown bread is steaming March issues has gone to layout, and I’m sitting here dreaming Leap the swans, roll the thunder Green season’ll soon […]

Only 32 days Until St. Pats ~ Are Your READY?

Friday, February 15th, 2013

It is only 32 Days Until St. Patrick’s Day ~ Are You Ready? We are gearing up for the March issue, our biggest of the year. If you would like to create a special ad for March, please let me know and we will reserve the space. Deadline for March, camera ready ad, is Tuesday […]