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Summer 2019 / VOL. 19 ISSUE 2


Poet Catherine Jagoe Waxes Lovingly About Words

By: Elliot O'Lipchik, Irish American Post Poetry Editor

with Martin HintzIrish American Post Book Editor

British-born poet Catherine Jagoe talks poetry, writing and living in Madison with Elliot O’Lipchik, The Irish American Post poetry editor, and IAP’s book editor Martin Russell.

Irish Books

For Two Old Guys with Creaky Bones, Shaking Things Up Is the Way to Go


By: Martin Russell

The Irish American Post Book Editor

Dan Mooney’s latest novel, The Great Unexpected, focuses on two Odd Couple codgers who find themselves as roommates in an Irish care center.

By: James Bartlett

Special to The Irish American Post


Just occasionally, a book is published where it turns out that the real-life story of the
author is more interesting (or wildly different) to the fictional one written on its pages.

Irish Movies

Driven Goes Slightly Off-Road

in New Comedy-Drama


By: James Bartlett

Complete with its own chaotic backstory (filming in Puerto Rico being was disrupted and delayed by Hurricane Maria), this drama/comedy version of the story behind the sportscar visionary – and the man who brought him down - is now available to watch.

Game of Thrones Shakes Up

Emmy Award Season


By: James Bartlett

There was a record-breaking event here in Hollywood recently, when Northern Ireland-based epic drama Game of Thrones brought home a massive 32 nominations for the Primetime Emmy television awards, easily beating the previous record of 26 for NYPD Blue back in 1994. 

Irish Music

Irish Fest Musicians Display

A Broad Range of Gaelic Styles

By: Deric Green, The Irish American Post Music Editor

Irish American Post music editor Deric Green takes a listen to several hot Gaelic bands that fans will find fascinating at the 2019 Milwaukee Irish Fest.  Following are a few of his top picks from the Milwaukee area. Several of his interviews took place prior to the festival.

Russell Back on the High Road Again

with His Songs

By: Martin Hintz


Western songwriting maestro, Tom Russell, is heading back to the Auld Sod for a round of shows in November, with fans eager to hear his latest recording of original compositions, October in the Railroad Earth.


Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame

Announces 2019 Inductees

Special to The Irish American Post

The Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame (IABHOF) inducted its Class of 2019 on June 28, which included two-time NL MVP Dale Murphy, Phillies broadcaster Tom McCarthy, Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker, former Red Sox CEO John Harrington, John Fitzgerald, a founder of The Baseball United Foundation, and Danny O’Connell, who scored the first-ever West Coast run in MLB history.

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