Irish America magazine: 25 years and growing
The cast of "Finian's Rainbow," including Jim Norton, one of the greatest Irish actors of his age, came along to Sardi’s. It is a wonderful show, well worth going to. It is for young and old alike and the play, improbable story line and all, works with incredible effectiveness.
Coca-Cola sponsored the night and have been bedrock supporters of Irish America for over two decades. Turlough McConnell, our director of special events, organized a great night, and singer Cathie Ryan performed some wonderful Irish airs. Niall O'Leary, a well known Irish dancer, performed some impromptu steps to keep us all on our toes.
Well I'm glad we invented the magazine. Founding editor Patricia Harty paid due tribute to all who had helped launch the ship 25 years ago and the staff who keep it afloat today.
Here’s to the next 25. As founding publisher I could not have been happier.