Archive for the 'Cleveland’s Irish Cultural Festival' Category

Ireland is Calling You … to Cleveland

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Rock n Reel – Cleveland Irish Fest is Coming! Ireland is Calling You … to Cleveland. The 34th Annual Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival takes place at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Berea, Ohio July 22, 23 & 24. The U.S. has been so generous in welcoming the Irish to this blessed country, and we love paying […]

How Do You Celebrate St. Pat’s?

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

Editor’s Corner How do you celebrate? I start out with my family, and my extended loving family, the West Side Irish American Club, with the annual mass at St. Colman’s, whose gorgeous marble, and design, commissioned to Irish men in Dublin, I appreciate more and more each year; I may be daydreaming, but ghosts seep […]

Who Was St. Patrick?

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

Who Was St. Patrick? Patrick wasn’t Irish, yet America’s biggest Irish celebration is held in his name; he wasn’t the first bishop sent to Ireland, yet he is responsible for launching the evangelical push that converted the pagan Irish to Christianity. He never drove the snakes out of Ireland – there weren’t any, at least […]

Irish Symbols and things to know for St. Pat’s

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

The Irish Sweater: The ubiquitous Irish sweater. On St. Patrick’s Day, it seems as though everyone dons one, whether traditional ivory-colored, hunter-green, or high-necked and fuchsia. The cabled patterns of the Irish fisherman’s sweater are reportedly symbolic. The foundation, the cable, represents the lifeline for the fisherman’s survival. A honeycomb pattern symbolizes the industry of […]

17 Amazing Things To Do in March to celebrate the month of St. Patrick!

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

17 Amazing Things To Do in March to celebrate the month of St. Patrick! 1. #17DaysofMarch – @Croagh Patrick’s, features music, special events, toasts, and fantastic food, with a different theme and special each day. 2. Irish Music Sundays every Sunday @Music Box Cleveland 3. March 8th – Kathleen Linn – Rebel Doctor […]

“Got Irish History? Feed the Need”

Saturday, February 13th, 2016

Need a read? Feed the Need … The 2016 Lyrics of Irish Freedom: Notes of Turbulent Times Book Tour is about to begin, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day and the 100th Commemorations of the 1916 Easter Rising (Ireland’s American Revolution). Don’t Miss it. ‪#‎LyricsofIrishFreedom‬ ‪#‎LiveMoreLifeBeMoreIrish‬ Get your signed copy @ one of these […]

Little Boxes, Little Boxes …

Sunday, January 10th, 2016

Little Boxes, little boxes, and their all made out of ticky tacky and their all in my closet and they all need a good home Won’t you grab my new book; won’t you share with your friends, and their friends too (please, they NEED a good home): The Lyrics of Irish Freedom by John O’Brien […]

Happy New Year, and Happy Anniversary too!

Friday, January 1st, 2016

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year. I’d also like to add, Happy Anniversary – to all our Ohio Irish American News writers, advertisers, distributors and supporters – we are 9 years old; we are very blessed to know you, and to have your active support. We continue to learn, to grow and to get better, […]

It is 2 Days Until Christmas …

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

It is 2 Days until Christmas … Come my friends, it is not too late to seek a better world. – Tennyson (Ulysses) Living in the moment isn’t hard to do ~ perhaps because it is so easy, and we are so busy, we often forget to do it. Being aware of our surroundings, our […]

It is 3 Days Until Christmas …

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

It is 3 Days until Christmas … Being Irish and being Catholic, three has a significant presence on my life.  A symbol of Ireland oft used is a shamrock, which has three leaves.  It is very prevalent in Ireland, but rare here, and considered lucky because of its rarity. The shamrock is not to be […]