Tag Archives: Saint Patrick’s Day

May the Road Rise to Meet You

My Enchanté column from EMC News this week By Mark Bergin The week of the Irish is upon us. For many, that means revelry. For others, it’s a simpler celebration of all things Irish: Brendan Behan, James Joyce and other … Continue reading

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Michael Collins

For those not familiar with Irish history…. Liam Neeson played the role of Michael Collins in the eponymous film. Great movie. Perfect day to watch it. Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Stephen Rae and Alan Rickman each gave a brilliant performance.

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“Sláinte!” to Ireland

You’ve probably seen the phrase “Erin Go Bragh” hanging in a pub somewhere in your travels. It’s the anglicized version of the Irish Éirinn go Brách. The English spelling is meaningless. The Irish Gaelic phrase Éirinn go Brách roughly means … Continue reading

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Shane MacGowan for sainthood / Pogues in New York City

Seeing the Pogues on March 17 in New York City left me with a certain sense of Irish sacredness at the event. Shane MacGowan is a living Irish punk legend. The wounded healer. I decided to nominate him for sainthood. Thus, … Continue reading

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Pogues in New York City

It’s official, March 17 is being changed to Saint Shane MacGowan Day. Let’s celebrate a real Irishman….and Shane lit up Gotham tonight. Terminal 5 in New York City – Five encore songs, including Night in Soho and Fiesta (complete with … Continue reading

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