| May 2, 2013
| 2:54 PM
On this morning 200 years ago, a plucky Irish immigrant, John O'Neill, matched wits with British Adm. Sir George Cockburn, a veteran sea dog in command of a fleet of 19 vessels that sailed into Havre de Grace during the War of 1812.
O'Neill was born in...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Let's set one thing straight right away: St. Patrick's Day stereotypes to the contrary, there's nothing green about an Irish breakfast.
"No, nothing will be green," pledges Chris Marquis, chef at Baltimore's Slainte Irish Pub and Restaurant, before...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 4:27 PM
This is the time of year when I feel a bit tweedy, a bit green in the wool, a bit Irish, even though the Rodricks clan from which I descend was Portuguese (Rodrigues) and not Irish (Roderick).
From years of experience, I know something about the wide...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 2:55 AM
For some area residents, St. Patrick's Day's means a time to wear green, eat green dyed food and drink green beer.
But at Appalachian Bluegrass on Frederick Road, the time for Celtic music is not limited to a day in March.
Evenings at the store...
| Apr 22, 2013
Margaret C. Doyle, a retired public school English teacher and poet who later taught for many years at the Renaissance Institute, died Thursday from complications following surgery at Baltimore Washington Medical Center.
The former longtime Pikesville...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 8:39 AM
Irish flutist Laura Byrne and her compatriots in the Irish music scene consider their passion a yearlong experience, but they also recognize that there's much more of a demand for Irish songs in mid-March.
"We were at Liam Flynn's last (Wednesday) and...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 2:53 PM
Paddy Power, the Irish bookmaker, is offering odds on President Obama's speech tonight. If you have access to PP's tills, you can bet on which cliché Obama will roll out first, reports Jim Geraghty of the National Review Online.
"We have more work to do"...
| May 14, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Europe's single currency is a bust. With unemployment reaching depression levels in the Mediterranean states, time has long passed to negotiate an orderly return to national currencies.
Euro advocates argue a single currency is essential for creating a...
| Mar 10, 2012
| 9:04 AM
St. Patrick's Day is less than a week off (Baltimore's parade is tomorrow afternoon), and I'm going to go over this one more time. If you want to be on familiar terms with the saint who brought Christianity to Ireland, and I am by no means suggesting that...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 2:34 PM
The Rev. James J. McNamee III, a retired Episcopal priest who had pastored St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Annapolis, died Friday of cancer at his home in the Ambassador Apartments in Tuscany-Canterbury.
He was 76.
Mr. McNamee was born in Baltimore and...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 3:19 PM
The classical music calendar is covered with notes in Howard County this weekend. That's because there are several local concerts scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, March 17 and 18. Much as music lovers might like to be in two places at the same time,...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 4:17 PM
As saints go, possibly only St. Valentine is more thoroughly integrated into American pop culture than St. Patrick.
Though their stories are rote to the faithful, they are perhaps less well known to the public at large. St. Valentine, whose feast day...