Yonkers, NY - Tommy Smyth, the man known for his signature line "the auld onion bag," is returning to live sports commentary when he covers the NISA Independent Cup match between Lansdowne Yonkers FC and Newtown Pride FC. Smyth happens...
Yonkers, NY - Yonkers' premier soccer club are on the path to national glory once again. Around this time last year, Lansdowne Yonkers Football Club announced that they were going semi-pro when they joined the newly formed Eastern Premier...
Excerpt from The Gaelic American, July 9, 1921. The July 9, 1921 edition of The Gaelic American contained an article titled “War on the Irish Language." The article reported, “The war on the Irish language by the English government has...
You have probably heard the story about how Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812, but you might not be aware that the Star Spangled Banner...
Joseph McDonnell was born and raised on Slate Street in the Lower Falls section of Belfast. He got married to his wife Goretti in 1970, and moved to Lenadoon in the Upper Falls. At this location his house was...
Tartan Talk is a bi-weekly column on The Gaelic American where we cover news or stories from the piping community. This week, Eric McDonald gives us a brief history lesson on the origins of the bagpipes in the United...
Indoor Dining in Ireland Delayed Again   Indoor dining had been set to reopen on July 5, but based on advice from Ireland’s National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET), the indoor dining reopening has been delayed to July 19. The delay...
July 4, 2021 marks 245 years since the Declaration of Independence. In this article, James McGlashin provides a brief analysis of the American Declaration of Independence as it compares to Ireland’s declarations of independence.   July 4, 1776: “We hold these truths...
"The Ballad of Joe McDonnell" is the focus of this week's Story Behind the Song Column as we mark 40 years since his passing. The Story Behind the Song Column is a weekly feature on The Gaelic American where...
William James MacNeven was born in Ballynahowna, Co. Galway, Ireland on March 21, 1763. Historically, the MacNeven family were wealthy Ulster landowners before being dispossessed of their lands and forced to relocate to Connacht during the excursion of Oliver...