How It’s New York: Many Irish immigrants came to New York first when they came to America, so The Gathering, designed to bring the Irish Diaspora home, really is for them.
How it’s Irish: The Gathering will take place all over Ireland. This report comes to us from Ireland, courtesy of Vinnie Murphy.
This article was first published in Irish Examiner USA. Tuesday, Jan. 8.
It sounds terrific–but maybe the Irish shouldn’t expect too much: a Scottish event called the Homecoming didn’t make an enormous financial impact.
Gabriel Byrne has called the whole thing a sham. What do you think?