Today's top Irish news stories:
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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