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I was lucky enough to be invited to the Pogues concert in the Nokia Theatre the day after my fight in Madison Square Garden for St. Patrick’s day. Meeting Shane and the gang was amazing. Have you ever marched in the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade? I haven’t yet. I’m usually nursing a sore head from the night...

Waking up on St. Patrick’s morning when I was in grade school to the smell of my Nana’s (from Cobh, County Cork) Irish soda bread. She would then let us miss school to see the parade and march with Cork. Have you ever marched in the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade? If so, what group did you march with? These days,...

My first year on the reviewing stand for the New York Parade as the first marchers approached at the head of a seemingly endless line stretching down Fifth Avenue – and the look of pride my children’s faces as they too experienced this for the first time. Have you ever marched in the New York City St. Patrick’s...

The first year I marched with NYPD Emerald Society Pipe Band, we made the turn onto 5th Avenue, the crowd roared, and I got that feeling that only an Irish cop can have in New York City on St. Patrick’s Day. Have you ever marched in the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade? I’ve marched with the above mentioned pipe...

Following the local marching bands up to church and back down the hill when I was a child in Gweedore, Donegal. Have you ever marched in the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade? Never. Maybe some day I will. Five essential Irish albums that should be part of everyone’s music library: Planxty; Old Hag Youve Killed...

My favorite memory is marching at the head of the Co. Carlow delegation in New York’s St Patrick’s Day Parade in 2000. Five essential Irish albums that should be part of everyone’s music library: Anyone claiming to be Irish or to love things Irish should include something from Clannad, U2, Van Morrison, the Chieftains,...

Marching with my father in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the 1950’s shortly after arriving in the U. S. Have you ever marched in the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade? If so, what group did you march with? Yes in the 1960 or 1961 parade, but cannot remember what the name of the group was. Five essential Irish...

Playing full back in a challenge game between Old Crocks, of which I was one, and St. Johns senior team, when an 18 stone full forward came at me at 100 mph with a sliothar (hurley ball) on his caman (hurley stick). I was revived in the bar. Have you ever marched in the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade? If so,...

The parade! Always the parade. My favorite memory was being taken out of school by my father in the third grade, along with my friend Eileen, to watch the parade in the Grandstand. Crashing last year’s ESPN St. Patrick’s Day party with my friend Karen was also pretty memorable. Have you ever marched n the New York...

He will leave the cautionary tales, though, to the other 364 days of the year. “It even takes a while to get to in the book,” he said, referring to his memoir “Escape from Bellevue,” which details his struggles with alcoholism. The book, which was commissioned by Penguin following successful runs for his off-Broadway...