The Great Irish Famine: Worse Than Genocide?

The Famine statues in the Dublin Docklands. Photo by Andrew Diamond

(above) The Famine Memorial in the Dublin Docklands. Photo by Andrew Diamond By Dennis J. Clark Reprinted from Irish Edition July 1993 to Sept 1993 PART ONE It is often alleged that Irish Americans have a distorted view of Irish… Continue Reading

REBELLION THAT STIRRED THE WORLD

1916 Irish Easter Rising

By Msgr. Francis A. Carbine The book, The 1916 Irish Rebellion, is a “Triumph.” Published by the University of Notre Dame Press on the centennial of the Rising, this book is a triumph of research, documentation, layout and a prose… Continue Reading

5 Questions for Susan Kelly Von Medicus: Local Artist Brings the Golden Age of Irish Manuscripts to Villanova

Photo above: Ne Timeas: walnut ink and egg tempera on Fabriano paper. Study for student project based on decorations in Lindisfame Gospel text from Luke at Annunciation: Fear not Mary. Were you always interested in art as a young girl?… Continue Reading

Luke Dillon and Joseph McGarrity – Heroes Deserve the Best

Above: AOH Div. 25 Honor Guard. Photo – Tom Keenan By Msgr. Francis A. Carbine The weather was post-card perfect. Forsythia and magnolia flowers fulfilled expectations. Ornamental trees sported buds alive with promise. The breeze was tailored to the colorful flags, and… Continue Reading

Making Murray on St. Patrick’s Day

Photo (above): Jim Murray and Ronald McDonald at golf outing Making Murray on St. Patrick’s Day By Frank Dougherty When Jim Murray learned he had been named grand marshal for the 2014 Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, he felt he had received… Continue Reading

Midas Touch—Uncorking the Past

By Barbara Nolan The box full of 2,700-year old dust was quite full, brimming with a golden-looking powdery substance. Its appearance was quite fitting, since it came from drinking vessels inside the tomb of the legendary King Midas (or perhaps… Continue Reading