Tír Na nÓg – The legend of Oisín, Niamh and land of eternal youth

Tír Na nÓg, a paradise and supernatural realm of everlasting youth, beauty, health, abundance, and joy. * This article was originally published in our sister publication Ireland of the Welcomes. Subscribe to this bi-monthly magazine here. Once upon a time, many years ago, there lived a great warrior named Oisín, son of legendary Fionn Mac … Read more

AOH raises concerns over plans to replace Irish story at NYC’s Tenement Museum

The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) has said that it is “concerned” over reports that the New York Tenement Museum is set to replace its “Irish Outsiders” tour with a hybrid story of Irish and African-American families.  The Tenement Museum, located on 97 and 103 Orchard Street on the Lower East Side, currently documents the … Read more

105-year-old letter to Santa Claus found in Dublin home

A letter addressed to Santa Claus was found after over 100 years. The amazing treasure gives us a glimpse of the Christmas spirit and life in Ireland in the early 1900s. A 105-year-old Santa letter written by a Dublin brother and sister was found in 2011, offering a fascinating glimpse into the Christmas spirit of old and … Read more

Dropkick Murphys celebrate dysfunctional families in original Christmas song

Dropkick Murphys’ “The Season’s Upon Us” will get you ready for Christmas … if you’re not feeling too holly jolly! Christmas is fun and all, but sometimes all the family time can be a bit much. Boston’s own Dropkick Murphys took on the subject matter in festive fashion back in 2012 when they released a … Read more

Irish American to become Ireland’s first-ever Honorary Consul in Wilmington, Delaware

Brian McGlinchey, a government affairs professional, will be appointed as Ireland’s Honorary Consul to the State of Delaware in a ceremony in Wilmington, Delaware today, December 3. McGlinchey’s appointment is “a historic first, underlining growing Ireland-Delaware bonds,” the Consulate General of Ireland said in a statement. Speaking ahead of Friday’s ceremony, McGlinchey said: “As the proud … Read more

“Latest twist” – Ireland reintroduces some COVID restrictions

Taoiseach Micheál Martin delivered a live address on Friday night outlining the new restrictions and regulations that will come into effect for Ireland. “The risks associated with proceeding into the Christmas period without some restrictions to reduce the volume of personal contacts is just too high,” the Taoiseach said in light of recommendations from Ireland’s National … Read more

Mary Lou McDonald tells US audience Ireland’s partition is in “dying days”

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald has told an audience in the United States that there will be a vote on Irish unity within the next ten years, adding that partition is in its “dying days”.  McDonald addressed the New York Bar Association on Thursday about Brexit and said that the Irish Government must begin … Read more

Ireland delays COVID testing requirement for entry until Sunday

The requirement to present a negative PCR or antigen test upon arrival in Ireland is being delayed from today, December 3, to Sunday, December 5. People arriving in Ireland today were frustrated to learn that the new requirements of pre-arrival COVID testing have been delayed by 48 hours. On Tuesday, November 30, the Irish government … Read more

Alec Baldwin claims he did not “pull the trigger” in fatal on-set shooting

“The trigger wasn’t pulled – I didn’t pull the trigger,” Alec Baldwin told George Stephanopoulos of ABC News in his first interview since the fatal on-set shooting in New Mexico in October. “I would never point a gun at anyone and pull the trigger at them, never,” Baldwin said in the interview that aired on … Read more