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All Hallows Way, on the corner of 164th and Walton Avenue in the Bronx, was dedicated in November 2012.

Vol. 34 No. 3 May / June 2019

HIGHLIGHTS

28 Irish Power & U.S. Politics

U.S. Representative Richard Neal, a true friend of Ireland, talks about his life, his career, and the importance of his Irish heritage. By Niall O’Dowd

News From Ireland

Arrests in Lyra McKee case; Seamus Heaney turns 80; Game of Thrones sets to open to tourists. p. 10

34 Wild Irish Women

The extraordinary life of Dolours Price, who was shaped by her family’s fight for Irish freedom. By Rosemary Rogers

38 Wild Bill Donovan, the Super Spy

Bill Donovan served in two world wars and is credited with being the father of the CIA. By Geoffrey Cobb

Irish Eye on Hollywood

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Jessie Buckley is on the rise, Melissa McCarthy is in Hell’s Kitchen, and Flannery O’Connor is coming to the silver screen. p. 14

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Hibernia

40 Irish War Brides

Transcontinental Railroad turns 150; IA’s Hall of Fame Luncheon; IFI releases historical newsreels. p. 16

They married U.S. soldiers stationed overseas during WWII, knowing little of what life in America would bring. By Ellie Shukert

42 Farrell’s Bar: The Last Irish Saloon

Those We Lost

Wakes, weddings, and school fundraisers, Farrell’s neighborhood bar has seen it all. By Pat Fenton

A reflection on what it was like to grow up in the melting pot that was the 1950s Bronx. By Peter Quinn

52 All Hallows: Then & Now

All Hallows High School is one of the highest performing Catholic schools in U.S. – with the help of its Irish alumni. By Tom Deignan

56 Window on the Past

A look back at John O’Sullivan, the reporter who coined the phrase “manifest destiny.” By Ray Cavanaugh

58 50 Years of Irish Dance

Patsy McLoughlin teaches her students that Irish dance isn’t all about jigs and reels – it’s about community. By Kristin McGowan

Sláinte!

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Edythe Preet tells the story of lace in all its historical, skillful, and fashionable glory. p. 64

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Photo Album

Robin Dobson has no interest in Ancestry.com, but wishes she had more photos of her grandparents. p. 66

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46 Confessions of a Bronx Irish Catholic

Tim Conway; Lyra McKee; Sally O’Neill Sanchez; Bill O’Donnell; Martin Nelis; Laura Brennan. p. 24

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