Friday, September 30, 2011

Irish Diaspora Stories from our Newsletter

Excerpts from our Free Newsletter 

- Q&A Interview with Singer Chanteuse Ashley Davis  
- Post-1700 History Too Recent To Protect
- New Haven Bar: We Feature Part of Dublin Church,  
- ‘Irish Whales’ Get NYPD Attention

TheWildGeese Interview with Chanteuse Ashley Davis only in our Newsletter:
Her most recent  album, “Down By the Sea,” released in 2009, was recorded in Dublin, and features Paddy Moloney (The Chieftains), Moya Brennan (Clannad), and Cathy Jordan (Dervish), among other A-listers.  After spending time IM’ing with’s Gerry Regan, she headed into the studio for more work on her 'Winter' project, the first part of a four-album collection musically exploring each of the seasons. For more on Davis or to purchase her music, visit

Irish Government to d-list post-1700 archaeological structures:

In what archaeologists in Ireland describe as a “very worrying proposal,” the Irish government’s Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht aims to exclude all post-1700 archaeological and historical structures and sites from the National Record of Monuments and Places. …

Connecticut Pub features bar made from Dublin Church:

Talk about hanging from the rafters after a few jars! A new pub in New Haven, Conn., features a 50-foot bar made from the rafters of a Dublin church, say the owners of O’Toole’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 157 Orange Street. he owners couldn’t reached at deadline to determine the identity of the donor church...

The Irish Whales & The NYPD:

The New York City Police Museum in Manhattan is hosting an exhibit titled “The Irish Whales: Olympic Champions of the NYPD, 1900 –1924” through Oct. 30. This exhibit focuses on a group of Irish New York City police officers who were champion weight-throwers, representing the once renowned Irish-American Athletic Club of Celtic Park, Queens...

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