Archives for November 2013

The Economist wonders: Why is Northern Ireland part of the United Kingdom?

The Economist asks: “If Scotland votes for independence in a referendum due to be held in September 2014, what would happen to Northern Ireland?”

Kafka Translated

In Michelle Woods’ new book “Kafka Translated,” she looks at Franz’s Irish connection, his humor, and finds that Kafka himself was a re-interpreter.

Juno, A Feast for the Eyes

Philomena Connors finds Juno and the Paycock surprisingly humorous and a feast for the senses.

New York Trad Fest Review

New blogger Jenifer Hopkins finds the first New York Trad Fest a “celebration of the rich talent and vibrant dedication represented by musicians and dancers in New York.”

Pen, Paper and Palate – Frank Delaney raises the bar at The Half King

Philomena Connors finds the latest “Pen, Paper and Palate,” which focuses on biography, a bit of an uneven dish.

Documentary – George Mitchell: My Journey’s End – A welcome addition to the 1st Irish Festival

Philomena Connors reviews “George Mitchell: My Journey’s End” abou a return trip to Northern Ireland after the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998, and finds it enlightening and potent.

Maeve’s House: shabby chic

A Maeve Brennan walk shows the writer in her place; “Maeve’s House” shows more the actor thinking about her.

Festive IBO 40th Anniversary Celebration will honor Senator George Mitchell

Sen. George Mitchell is the honoree at the Irish Business Organization’s 40th anniversary celebration dinner.

A tale of two airlines that go to Ireland

Ryanair and United face off as they try to improve their images.

One-day event dedicated to genealogy in NYC

Learn about how to trace your roots using DNA in NYC on Saturday.

Angela Alaimo O’Donnell at Artists without Walls

Author Angela Alaimo O’Donnell, in her own words.