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Spring 2020 / VOL. 19 ISSUE 2


Irish Books


Buffalo Boys: a Tale of Adventure, Chapters 1-6

By: Martin Hintz, with Stephen Hintz and Dan Borengasser

(Based on the Film Script, Buffalo Boys)

Buffalo Boys is based on the true story of the author's great-uncle, and his buddy, John (Doc) Hewitt.  The two jumped a freight in 1900 to travel to Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, to see Col. William (Buffalo Bill) Cody, the master showman of the era whose Wild West show was fixture on the international entertainment.

Magnum Puts Pro in Ireland Pictures


By: Martin Russell

The Irish American Post Book Editor

The newly released Magnum Ireland captures the wide swing of history on the Ireland, with images from the 1950s to the contemporary.

Irish Movies

Which Irish Shows to Watch

While You're at Home


By: James Bartlett

To help you while you wait staying at home, we have compiled a guide to Irish movies and shows that you can stream online.

Belfastian Alana Kerr Collins Keeps

Busy in the Lockdown

By: James Bartlett

The Covid-19 pandemic has shuttered movie sets and silenced television studios, but Belfast-born actress Alana Kerr Collins has never been busier.

Irish Music

Byrne, Paddygrass Keep Up a Lively Beat

By: Deric Green

Irish American Post Music Critic

When talking Irish music, the name Paddygrass regularly pops up as among the most popular bands in Wisconsin.  It is a reputation well deserved and a long time a ‘comin.’   To find out what the group is all about look for Derek Byrne.

Milwaukee Irish Fest Cancels 2020

Event Due to Pandemic

CelticMKE, the host and orangizer of Milwaukee Irish Fest, has cancelled the 2020 Irish Fest.


Ex-Prosecutor McCarthy Reflects on Busy Career

By: George Houde

The Irish American Post Chicago Bureau

As a young girl, Maria McCarthy remembers waking up for school, helped by her Irish father. She's not slowed down since then.

Poetry Chief Matt Brogan Talks Chapter and Verse

By: Elliot O. Lipchik 

The Irish American Post Poetry Editor

Elliot O. Lipchik, The Irish American Post's Poetry Editor sits down and chats with Matthew Brogan, the newly appointed Director of the Poetry Society of American (PSA).

By: Martin Russell

The Irish American Post Book Editor


When talking prolific, one of the first names that comes to mind in the Irish literary world these days is Turtle Bunbury, a real Man About Ireland and Raconteur Extraordinaire. In addition to being a best-selling author and travel journalist, Bunbury is a well-known historian, public speaker and performer.

Mallory O'Meara and The Lady

from the Black Lagoon


By: James Bartlett

Mallory O'Meara gets a grip on The Creature from the Black Lagoon. She wins.

The Irish American Post Has Won Honorable Mention

The Irish American Post, has won an honorable mention in the 2020 National Federation of Press Women at-large communications contest in the Personality Profile and Feature Story category.  Executive Editor Martin Hintz's  profile of author/jour-nalist John Patrick Keefe in the Spring 2019 was called “fascinating” by the judges. It focused on Keefe's research and challenges involving his New York Times best-selling book "Say Nothing," about a murder during the Northern Ireland troubles and his years-long difficulties in getting anyone to talk about it.

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