Today's Irish news roundup, October 30th, 2013
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Confederate anthem ‘Dixie’ was originally an Irish music hall song (VIDEO)
A new book on the Irish and the Confederacy notes that “Dixie” the anthem of the south “I wish I was in the land of cotton / Old times they are not forgotten” was actually written by an Irish American performer named Dan Emmett who sang it in black face at the conclusion of a minstrel show run by the O’Neill brothers from Ireland in New York…READ MORE
The Irish Emigrant, in partnership with IrishCentral and Irish America magazine, is proud to announce the winners of the Irish Heroes of New England Awards….READ MORE
Some 3,000 Irish dancers are set to compete at the All-Ireland Dance Championships at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall. The eight-day competition will included dancers from eight to 20 years old from all over the world….READ MORE
Legends of Gaelic games past and present will be in the New York Athletic Club on November 14 for the second annual GPA Ireland-US Gaelic Heritage Awards Gala Event…READ MORE
It’s been a long, hard year on the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens, but Hurricane Sandy-battered residents stood proud along their pristine Atlantic coastline on Sunday to mark the 12-month period since the ruinous storm made landfall….READ MORE
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- Obama relative gets personal special deal...
- Smithwick inquiry finds Irish police may...
- Why Ireland needs to give its emigrants a...
- Amazing story of how Choctaw Indians raised...
- Married priests could well be Pope Francis'...
- Sarah Jessica Parker opens her heart to grievin
- Most Americans are in favor of immigration...
- 'Danny Boy' turns 100 and the experts explain...
- Pope Francis calls capitalism “new tyranny”...
Gee,isn't this the same Notre Dame that conferred a Doctorate in President Obama over the objections of Catholic and Pro-Life groups? Obama policy diIrish Americans have no real clue about Ireland - top ten reasons they get a bad name
There seem to be an awful lot of Americans who have taken this article to mean Ireland and Irish people hate Americans. That is not what he is sayingNotre Dame sues federal government again over birth control
SCOTUS has taken on two anti-ACA cases based on religious objections to contraception coverage. I'm wondering what will happen if the Supreme Court dForging a bond with my father during an idyllic trip to Donegal
A beautiful story (and lovely socks in the photo)! It almost brings the father back to life in words.