Tim Pat Coogan Publishes Book Critical of the British

The Famine Plot, published by Palgrave MacMillan is probably the most significant book of his long writing career. Coogan has painted a portrait of devastating neglect, abuse, and mismanagement that certainly fits the genocide concept. The conclusion from his book is unmistakable. Ireland’s most prominent historian, who has previously created definitive portraits of both Michael […]

Keegan’s Irish Pub Ownership is Changing

By Mary McFarland The Irish Gazette What makes a good Irish pub? It’s more than bricks and mortar and like a pint itself, it settles over time. Keegan’s Pub, the brainchild of Terry and Virginia Keegan, will have a change in ownership at the end of March when their general manager, Marty Neumann, takes over […]

Did the Beatles come from Britain ?? The Irish Brought the Music

By Mike O’Neill If the Irish had not invaded Liverpool in the 1940’s, there would have been no British invasion in 1960’s. Three of the Beatles boasted Irish heritage, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and John Lennon. As for Ringo — kindness suggests mixed descent. But since the British occupied the North of Ireland, John Lennon […]

Minneapolis St. Patrick’s Parade Announces Grand Marshalls

The Minneapolis St. Patrick’s Day Parade has Announced the 2014 Grand Marshalls. They are 12 year owners and founders of Keegan’s Irish Pub in NE Minneapolis, Terry and Virginia Keegan. They will be leading the Parade down Nicollet Avenue starting at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, March 17th. The Keegans had their beautiful pub designed by […]

THE HAPPY GNOME TO HOST FIRKIN FEST 2014

St. Paul’s Craft Beer Destination to Tap Cask-Conditioned “Real Ales” from Breweries Across the Country.        The Happy Gnome, on Selby Avenue in the Cathedral Hill district, has been a champion of the local and national craft beer scene since it opened eight years ago.  On March 22, the restaurant and pub will continue […]