Archive for March, 2013

Terry from Derry: A Story from this Month’s Issue of the Ohio Irish American News

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Terry from Derry: Chasing Shadow by Chris Sheerin (Published by Mercier Press) I had the pleasure of meeting Chris Sheerin, the author of Chasing Shadows, when I was last in Derry. Chris is an intelligent, modest, gentleman who has a passion for writing. Over the course of our conversation we discussed what subjects interested him […]

Forty Shades of Green: A Story from this Month’s Issue of the Ohio Irish American News

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

Blowin’ In: Forty Shades of Green By Susan Mangan My earliest memory of St. Patrick’s Day involved a brief stint on the Bozo Show. After my best friend Sue was born, her mother put in a request for tickets to this live program. Due to its great local popularity, the Bozo Show required that would-be […]

Owens Sports: North American County Board Finals Coming to Cleveland: A story from this month’s issue of the Ohio Irish American News

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Owens Sports by Mark Owens Not Long Now: The 2013 North American Gaelic Games In this column, I tend to give updates on the sporting world at home in Ireland, with the odd piece thrown in for good measure that covers Irish sport elsewhere in the world. Over the past few years, I provide some […]

This Is Your Brain on Shamrocks: Fifty Shades of Green .. A story from this month’s issue of the Ohio Irish American News

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Out of the Mailbag … Comes Songs and Stories, by John O’Brien, Jr. This is Your Brain on Shamrocks2; 50 Shades o’ Green by Mike Farragher. ISBN-13-978-0615732992. 173 pages. I’ve known of New Jersey Irish funnyman Mike Farragher for more than a decade. I first began reading his work when he started writing for the […]

Prayers for our friend; Her story

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Our prayers go out to our Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival Children’s Area coordinator, Stephanie Wetzel-Toole, as well as all those so affected by Lynch Syndrome. Please read her story below, and share to raise awareness, hope and help, in what ever way you can. Dear Friends, In 2012 my family began a journey. A journey […]

We’re Irish 365 Days a Year ~ March Events, Including St. Pat’s

Saturday, March 9th, 2013

Out & About Ohio – March 2013 Akron Akron Celtic Guards Hurling Club St. Patrick’s Parade Pancake Breakfast 9th – 7:30 am to 11:00 am, 2000 Brown Street, Akron 44319 Cincinnati – Irish Heritage Center 8th – Lessons from the Field in N. Ireland 7:00 p.m. 14th – Derek Warfield & Young Wolfe Tones, 16th […]

A St. Pat’s Kickoff of a Different Kind

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

Hope you will join me Monday for a St. Pat’s Kickoff of a Different Kind, at the Cuyahoga County Library Fairview Park Branch ~ I’ll be premiering my new, “Song & Story: An Irish American Journey”, a 30 minute presentation on Irish immigrants to America, followed by a signing session for my 3 books. Please […]

So Many Choices – What to do 2Nite?

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Hmmm, so much to choose from – what’s to do 2Nite? CharleyintheBox The Hooley House – Brooklyn PorterSharks@Harp AceMolar@Pj McIntyre’s DrunkBetty@WestParkStation Guinness&HarpNite@IACES PaulBruno@LogansIrishPub DonegalDoggs@SullysIrishPub AbbeyRodeo@HooleyHouseMentor QuizNite@ShamrockClubColumbus KevinMcCarthy@John Mullarkey’s . “Follow me where I go, what I do and who I know; O’Bent Enterprises: www.songsandstories.net www.facebook.com/OhioIrishAmericanNews www.twitter.com/jobjr http://songsandstories.net/myblog/feed/

Out & About Ohio March and St. Pat’s Events ~ Stick it to the fridge!

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Ohio Irish American News’ Out & About Ohio – March 2013 Akron Akron Celtic Guards Hurling Club St. Patrick’s Parade Pancake Breakfast 9th – 7:30 am to 11:00 am, 2000 Brown Street, Akron 44319 Cincinnati – Irish Heritage Center 8th – Lessons from the Field in N. Ireland 7:00 p.m. 14th – Derek Warfield & […]

St. Pat’s Kickoff of a Different Kind

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

This Monday at the Cuyahoga County Library Fairview Park Branch, the premier of my new program, “Song & Story ~ An Irish-American Journey” at 7:00pm. Followed by a signing of all three of my books: Festival Legends: Songs & Stories The People Who Made the Music that Defined a People; The Greater Cleveland Irish DIrectory; […]