Posts by Teryn O’Brien

Irish in America: From the White House to Where the Streets Have No Name

4 artistic and cultural contributions of the Irish in America. Many see St. Patrick’s Day as a time to get drunk. Others wonder why we celebrate the holiday at all. To be fair, many don’t realize why such a small country as Ireland could be so important, but the Irish have greatly influenced the United States. In fact, the two nations’ histories are intertwined. Ireland is a small country, but the size hides its heart. Visiting it today, one feels        …read more