The End of New York: How One Blog Tracks the Disappearance of a Vibrant City
When I tell Jeremiah Moss—whose name turns out to be a pseudonym—that I love his blog, Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York, but also can’t bear it, he laughs. “I get that ... of Sex and the City and Friends, which isn’t much to do with the city ...
Blarney Stone: Legendary History and Facts
Blarney Castle is in a small town of Blarney about five miles northwest ... Another version of the Blarney Stone story incorporates Irish mythology with its legendary history and facts. The Irish Goddess of Beauty, Cliodhna, was the Fairy Queen of Munster.
The origins of Notre Dame’s name - why the Fighting Irish are the Fighting Irish
As any college football fan could tell you this is the mascot of the University of Notre Dame, the Fighting Irish. But exactly are the “Fighting Irish”? How did this name come ... sent its athletic teams away to play in another city
How did my fellow Irish-Americans get so disgusting?
As late as the 19th century, Anglo elites in New York perceived the drunken and disorderly Irish newcomers as an unhealthful influence on the city ... to get back that feeling we briefly had of being an immigrant group that was trying to confront its ...
Seeking a Town on the Border of Fiction and Reality
SOMEWHERE NEAR AGLOE, N.Y. — It is one thing to lose your keys or your iPhone, even the love of your life, but to lose an entire town? Yet that is what just happened in upstate New York. Last week, Google did something it almost never does — it wiped a ...