Saturday, June 27, 2009

Irish Website

Here is a resource for information on Ireland and has partnered with in a historic link up

In the biggest and first-of-its-kind outreach to the global Irish community - estimated at 70 million people - has partnered with and in an innovative plan to represent each other for advertising in their markets, and work to vastly increase the readership of all three Web sites and their related print properties.

"This is a great step forward toward reaching the Irish Diaspora," said founder Niall O'Dowd, who has published the Irish Voice newspaper and Irish America magazine for more than a quarter-century.

"We have long been the market leader in the United States, and joining with the market leader in Ireland allows a synergy and outreach that would not otherwise be possible. The combined audience will be a powerful new force to serve advertisers and readers."

"The combined strength" is very strong indeed, noted O'Dowd, adding that when's surging audience is aggregated with those of Web pioneer and its portal, "we are looking at an existing, vibrant audience of more than 1.5 million visits every month from just the United States -- far and away the leader in reaching the Irish world.

"And that's just where the race begins," said O'Dowd., which launched on St. Patrick's Day, is owned by New York City-based IrishCentral LLC, and is the leading online source for Irish news from around the world. and are owned by The Irish Times Limited, publishers of the prestigious, 150-year-old Irish Times newspaper. is Ireland's leading news website, and is a popular portal site with a vibrant pulse and audience.

Reprinted from Irish Central

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sunday's Irish Music - Rebel Heart

Happy Father's Day - Patrick Duffy - My Dad

In 1928 he traveled from Cookstown, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland to Ellis Island, New York City. It was a six week boat ride. He worked as a butcher in a meat plant "Plymouth Rock" in the South Bronx. He became a US citizen and in 1942 joined the US Army and left for the Philippines to serve in WW II. He married my mother weeks before leaving. He returned to the US in 1946 and went back to work in the meat plant. Ten years later he died of Pneumonia. He died too young. I didn't get to know him very well, I was turning four when I watched him die, but I know this; he was brave enough to come to America to make a better life for himself, he was brave enough to choose to join the Army and serve, and I know he was a hard working man, a good man, a salt of the earth man and I know he gave me a better life and a shot at the American Dream. And I'll always be grateful.

So I honor him this Father's Day and remember him. Thanks Pops.......

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Irish Saying

"Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind."

Sean O'Casey

Thanks Monica from Friends of Ireland

I really like this..... makes you think what shadows have been left in my life.....

Friday, June 12, 2009

No Guts, No Glory

Here is an image I ran across and like from a blog. See the the link for the blog:

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Celtic Tiger is Merely Dozing - Irish Central

Just read a good article in Irish Central. Check it out at their site