Introducing Crestleaf – An Outstanding Genealogy Website

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Sifting through family history resources and genealogy websites can be a daunting task if you are one of the many Americans eager to trace your roots.   Image Credit However, if you are one of the 33.3 million Americans of Irish ancestry help is close at hand.  The good folks at Crestleaf have compiled a […]

Ireland Is Not Just About Potatoes Anymore

Elena Clancy

When I departed Ireland for the United States in the late 1980’s, I left behind a monocultural society. In the early part of the new millennium over half a million plus immigrants moved to my homeland, and with them they brought a new vibrancy, cultural flair, diversity and a variety of new foods and recipes.  […]

Growing Up Irish And Being An Artist By Kate Hackett

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Kate Hackett is an artist and writer, who has tapped into her amazing talents to create and and star in her very own show called “Classic Alice”, which airs on YouTube. Kate is a proud Irish American woman working in the film industry with a show that has a great message: read more, interpret more, […]

Grandpop Was An Immigrant – Guest Post By Phyllis Easterbrook

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Phyllis Easterbrook is a writer who lives in Missouri. Her grandfather was born near Ballymena, County Antrim, and in today’s post, she shares some beautiful memories of her Grandpop, her family’s American journey, and lovely insights into life in the row homes of Philadelphia many years ago. And so over to Phyllis for the next […]

The Irish American Influence – Guest Post By Brighid O’Sullivan

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Brighid O’Sullivan grew up hearing Irish folk tales from her father in Western Massachusetts. She’s been writing short stories since she was a child and as an adult has written for History Magazine, History Channel magazine, and her local paper. She works full time as a nurse and has just published her debut novel, The […]

Introducing The Baltimore Irish Railroad Workers Museum Plus A DVD Giveaway

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When the Irish arrived en masse to the United States in the late 1840’s, many settled in Southwest Baltimore City.  What made Baltimore, Maryland so appealing to immigrants was the hope of finding work on the Baltimore & Ohio railroad. Their legacy is celebrated today at the Irish Railroad Workers Museum, an Irish American historic […]

To Ireland’s Far-Flung Exiles / A Poem By Irish American Mom

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Ruined stone cottages lie dotted across the Irish landscape, permanent reminders of Ireland’s emigrants, forced to leave their homes by famine, and eviction. Over one million people left Ireland in the years of the Great Hunger from 1845 to 1850, and in the decades after many more followed. Every time I see the old shell […]

Tribute To An Irish Mother

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Mothers will be celebrated throughout the United States this Sunday. When working on a post to describe the attributes of Irish and Irish American mothers, I came across this speech, delivered a number of years ago to a gathering of the Irish America Fund, by the Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden. His […]

Ships, Boats And Ferries – A Nostalgic Tribute

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Ferries and ships depart and dock at Dublin’s ports on a daily basis. These boats mesmerize me.  Whenever I am in Dublin I often sit in my car, parked at the Summit in Howth, overlooking Dublin Bay.  Dublin’s waters grow busy, especially during afternoon rush hour. Nostalgia overwhelms me watching Dublin’s shipping lanes. I left […]

The Murphy Family Comes to America

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Today I am thrilled to share a new immigrant tale – the story of the Murphy family of Seattle, and one reader’s quest to trace his Irish roots. Created by Kerry Thomas Murphy, Seattle, March 27, 2013   This is the story of learning about my Irish family. Like all stories…there has to be a […]

The Crest – A Documentary Film About Two Descendants Of The King Of The Blaskets

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“Two descendants of an Irish king journey to the island he once presided over — not to reclaim the land, but to surf the waves.” This tagline captured my imagination. Today I am delighted to share a guest post, written by Eliza Kane, co-producer of an amazing documentary film, The Crest.  It tells the story […]