Archive for the 'Irish' 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 […]

This is no April Fools – there is a LOT going on this weekend

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

Out & About Ohio April 2016 LAST CALL! Flanagan’s Wake to end this month! The Hilarious Interactive Irish Wake is Every Friday & Saturday at 8pm and Kennedy’s Theatre at Playhouse Square, Downtown Cleveland. 216-241-6000 or 866-546-1353 Brooklyn – Hooley House! 1 – School Girl Crush, 8 – Abby Normal, 22 – The Fabulous […]

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 […]

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

Sunday, February 14th, 2016

SPEAK IRISH By Bob Carney I scath a chéile a mhaireann na daoine – In each other’s shadow the people live Conas atá sibh? In past lessons we have learned how to ask for things(our visit to the pub), how to ask and respond to how are you?, greet people, ask the time, and […]

“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, […]