LATEST ARTICLES

Northern Assembly Results From its inception in 1920, the state of Northern Ireland was created to maintain a Unionist majority, putting an international border through the ancient Province of Ulster to keep the majority-Catholic counties of Donegal, Cavan, and Monaghan...
The highest honor one can receive in Irish-American circles is to be named Grand Marshal of their local St. Patrick's Day Parade, with the highest honor of all being Grand Marshal of the New York City St. Patrick's Day...
White Plains, NY — The Westchester County Board of Legislators kicked off Irish-American Heritage Month with a virtual ceremony on March 7th that highlighted the life experiences of two Irish-Americans - Anne McPherson, former White Plains City Clerk, and...
The Gaelic American has previously covered the decision to close Ireland's Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University. Ireland's Great Hunger was and is an incredibly important time in modern history for the Irish people and their diaspora. The horrifying experiences...
This year marks 70 years of the rule of British Queen Elizabeth. The Gaelic American asked, how should the Irish people & their Diaspora view the Platinum Jubilee? Views expressed here are the opinion of their respective authors. Among the...
February 18, 2022 marked one year since the passing of Hugh Lunney. Known to some as Hugh O'Lunney, he was a giant in the New York Irish community for a lifetime. As the proprietor of O'Lunney's Bar in Times...
Stephen McCracken, a Derry-based historian, has disproved commonly held beliefs about Hercules Mulligan, whose story was covered by The Gaelic American's Evacuation Day article. Recently it was reported by The Irish Echo and Irish Central that the Bowling Green...
Come Together for New York’s Most Anticipated Trad Music Festival! Monday Feb 14th - Sunday Feb 20th 2022 Trad Week is an annual tradition at The Wolfhound (38-14 30th Ave, Astoria, Queens, NY) , a full week to celebrate the...
Early Life Thomas Paine was born on February 9, 1737 in Thetford, England. The son of a corset-maker, he worked as an excise officer in Sussex, in a town historically associated with anti-monarchical and pro-republican sentiment. In an effort to...
The British policy of criminalizing the Irish struggle for independence continued when the "criminalization" of Irish republican prisoners was launched on March 1, 1976. Prisoners had their “Special Category Status” (de facto political status) revoked by the Thatcher administration...