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Media Coverage

Media Coverage

Before departing Antrim last Thursday, Daniel and I met a photographer from the Antrim Guardian for a story that will appear tomorrow. Here’s a picture the photographer, Dave Pettard, captured of us walking into Randalstown.

Air Your Linen Massachusetts

Air Your Linen Massachusetts

I’d like to thank the following women from across Massachusetts who responded to my public art notice for donated linens. “Northern Ireland’s Linen Biennale celebrates the past, present and future landscape of linen through the arts.  The Linen Biennale stimulates new thinking about Ireland’s oldest textile products: flax and linen.”  The donations of tablecloths and napkinsContinue Reading Air Your Linen Massachusetts

Looking back: How my interest in Irish history and identity began

Looking back: How my interest in Irish history and identity began

One of the questions I’m frequently asked is how did I become interested and aware of Northern Ireland’s Civil Rights struggle because few Americans are aware of this period of Irish history. Initially, when I first began researching the relationship between African Americans and the Irish for my peace walk, I believed the trans-atlantic relationship datedContinue Reading Looking back: How my interest in Irish history and identity began

Air Your Linen

Air Your Linen

Air Your Linen I’ve always loved textile art, and when I learned that Northern Ireland’s Linen Biennale is attempting to make the biggest tablecloth in NI by 2020, I asked if I could contribute.  “Northern Ireland’s Linen Biennale celebrates the past, present and future landscape of linen through the arts.  The Linen Biennale stimulates new thinkingContinue Reading Air Your Linen

Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum

Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum

A few pictures from my recent visit to Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum in Hamden, Connecticut. The museum is focused on the Irish Famine, 1845–1852. It opened in 2012, and the museum is part of Quinnipiac University. Exhibits focus on paintings and sculpture related to the Great Hunger.

The Black O’Connell

The Black O’Connell

As I prepare for my trip to Ireland next month to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Belfast to Derry Civil Rights March, people have been recommending that I read about Fredrick Douglas’ historic four-month visit to Ireland in 1845. In Northern Ireland, I’ve been informed, I’ll discover murals of Douglas and other Civil RightsContinue Reading The Black O’Connell