The public in Limerick city is being asked their opinion on a proposal to rename two of the city’s landmarks in honor of JFK (the Shannon Bridge) and Brian Boru (Merchant’s Quay) to honor their contributions to the advancement to Limerick.
Visitors to Ireland in the first 10 months of last year were up 73% due to the ‘Gathering’.
Marine Captain Jeremiah McCarthy was awarded a Medal of Honor on
Feb 21, 1945 for leading his men on Iwo Jima.
Feb.20, 1942, Edward ‘Butch’ O’Hare for whom O’Hare airport in Chicago is named was the first Navy ace to be awarded the Medal of Honor. He was credited with downing five Japanese bombers in one day. His father was an attorney for the Capone family and testified against Al Capone. He was later murdered.
Celtic art featured hybrid creatures that combined and intensified the admirable durabilities of two or more real animals.
On Feb. 19, 1992, Joseph Doherty was deported back to Ireland from the US.
The Irish American Hall of Fame has announced the 2014 honorees: TV commentators Chris Matthews and Bill O’Reilly; author Christine Kinneely; Governor Martin O’Malley; philanthropist Patrick Ryan; Chicago civic leader Andrew McKenna; Brian Stack Director, CIE Tours and Steven McDonald and the McDonald family. Steven was a NY policeman who was shot and paralyzed in 1986. He now lectures on conflict resolution.
Tickets for the Garth Brooks concerts scheduled for Feb. 25, July 26 and July 27 sold out within a matter of hours. A fourth concert is being planned.