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Boston Mayor Marty Walsh: Irish American of the Year

The Irish American of the Year goes to….Boston Mayor Marty Walsh! Presented by the Irish American Partnership, the group chose Walsh for his determination of spirit which they believe to be an Irish value. Born to two Irish parents from County Galway, Walsh’s family settled in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood. Saying that the award “[meant] a […]

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The Original Rebels: Ireland’s Whiteboys

In 18th century Ireland, a band of rebels emerged whose name who not be soon forgotten. They dubbed themselves “fairies” but the name “whiteboys” stuck, as the sported while garb during their night raids. They fought against tithe collecting, excessive church dues and other unacceptable landowner demands. In the beginning the group responded only to […]

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A Viking Midsummer’s Night

Different from Shakespeare’s Midsummer night, archaeologist Alva Gowan’s was not a dream. After a long and exhausting winter, Gowan decided to spend her midsummer’s night in happy spirits. Staying in a Viking replica structure in the Irish National Heritage Park in Ferrycarrig Co. Gowan and her friends performed many of the Viking midsummer traditions, from […]

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Summer Pudding: Irish Style

Looking for an Irish inspired summer dessert? Look no further than the Irish American Mom’s summer pudding recipe. The shockingly easy dish requires only 5 seasonal fruits, water, sugar and day-old bread. Cook the berries down with the sugar water to bring out their natural, luxurious taste. Slice up the bread in strategic shapes, dip […]

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