Archive for the 'Ohio Irish American News' 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 […]

#tbt Champions

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

I wasn’t able to join the parade yesterday, but am reminded of this story Tom Byrne told me long ago. Tom Byrne, a flute teaching local legend, emigrated from Ireland to Cleveland in 1948 to join family already come over. He came into Terminal Tower on the train, to catch a bus out to his […]

Hear Ye, Hear ye!

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Hear ye, Hear ye, the 10th Annual Festival Focus issue of the Ohio Irish American News has hit the streets, over 240 locations in and around Ohio ~ Did you get yours yet? Post a pic here or@ Ohio Irish American News and win a perfect Party Pak Our Cover features a look DOWN Croagh […]

What is Social Media and Why Does it Matter to the Ohio Irish American News, and to you?

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Editor’s Corner by John O’Brien, Jr. Social Media can no longer be called new. It is vital, but not new.  Twitter just celebrated their 10th Anniversary on March 21st, 2006; Facebook preceded them, on February 4th, 2004. Small companies like ours have to find other ways to share our stories. There is the financial reason […]

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 […]

I ain’t Mad, How Much March Madness Was in Your March?

Saturday, March 26th, 2016

I ain’t Mad! Editor’s Corner How mad was the March madness in your March? Mine was mighty, warm and filled with faith, friends and family. I am an active advocate of telling people you love them, how much you appreciate them, while they are still here to hear it. We too often don’t take the […]

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 […]