Tag archives: Irish

A Wine Guy Goes to Ireland: The Drink Industries Leading the Way on the Emerald Isle
By Gabe Saglie   |   March 29, 2022

This month marks a major milestone for travel to Ireland: one of the most popular European destinations for American travelers dropped all entry restrictions on March 7th and, last week, celebrated St. Patrick’s Day publicly for the first time since 2019. For a famously gregarious people, a momentous occasion indeed. I was there to cover […]

Irish Fishing vs. Russian Force A Perspective on Masculinity
By Rinaldo Brutoco   |   February 15, 2022

A major battle broke out between a bunch of Irish fishermen from County Cork Ireland, and the pride of the Russian navy. You may have missed the news story, so it is worth spending some time looking at what happened, why, and what lessons we can take away from the exchange. The story begins with […]

An Irish Christmas
By Lynda Millner   |   January 11, 2022

This was an all-things Irish Christmas party in a lovely downtown venue. You don’t have to be Irish to belong, but most members have some connection. It began with an Irish Christmas toast by Frank McGinity of the American Irish Historical Society. “May peace and plenty be the first to lift the latch on your […]

‘Irish Above All’
By Lynda Millner   |   October 26, 2021

For all you Irishmen and women out there, the American Irish Historical Society would be of interest. They recently held their first get together since the pandemic and are right now the only working chapter in the United States. But it is an international society. The meeting was held at President Frank McGinity’s unique home. […]

Whiskey in the Jar: Ireland Sees New Growth in Longstanding Industry
By Gabe Saglie   |   November 7, 2019

My latest work trip to Ireland last week was fueled by food. The island nation is in the throes of a new three-month festival, Taste the Island, spotlighting its current culinary renaissance and luring international travelers with myriad foodie events. I spent the week doing recon by following my taste buds, and by happily gaining […]

Irish Historical Society
By Lynda Millner   |   June 13, 2019

The American Irish Historical Society founded in 1897 is alive and well here in Santa Barbara under the leadership of Frank McGinity. They recently had a lecture and book signing for one Irish lady from New York, at Frank’s newly restored McCormick estate in Riven Rock. It’s hard to imagine a boulder as big as […]

American Irish Historical Society
By Lynda Millner   |   March 22, 2018

In this St. Patrick’s Day month, it seemed appropriate to attend a meeting of the American Irish Historical Society at a private club. The founder and president of the California branch Frank McGinity had invited me. The speaker was a notable Irishman Hugh Kelly, who brought his book Honest John Kelly Truth or Satire. Hugh […]

Miraculous Magic
By Richard Mineards   |   December 21, 2017

Montecito marriage and family counselor Randi Rabin has launched her new book, Grab Your Miracle – The Magic of a Mother’s Love, which recounts her quest to find the meaning of love through the discovery of a great desire to have a child to cherish. As a young women in the early 1990s, Randi had […]