Dublin, Ohio: A rainbow with a pot of gold on each side

Published April 5, 2019

For years, Dublin, Ohio was a quiet little gem about a dozen miles from downtown Columbus. Now, it is now a prosperous, growing community that has landed on The New York Times' 52 Places to Go in 2019 list. And it's an easy trip from Milwaukee.


Meet the brew master for Guinness

Published March 17, 2012

Fergal Murray, master brewer for Guinness, has a big job: to maintain the 250-year-old legacy of one of the world's favorite stouts. It's also a fun job, one that includes world travel and, of course, plenty of Guinness tasting. Hear more from Murray in this special St. Pat's Day feature.


Milwaukee's Trinity Dancers take home the gold

Published April 25, 2011

Milwaukee's Trinity Academy of Irish Dance has won five gold medals at the World Irish Dancing Championships in Dublin.
Trinity's "Under 13 team" became the 11th Trinity team to win a World title since the group was organized 30 years ago.


Cranberries bringing reunion tour to Riverside Theater

Published Sept. 22, 2009

They're back. The Cranberries have reunited after seven years apart. Dolores O'Riordan and the Cranberries are coming to Milwaukee November 27 for an evening of classics as well as new material from the lead singer's solo efforts.


"Authentic" Irish suds in Milwaukee's pubs

Published March 17, 2009

More than 11,000 pubs line Irish streets, ranging from tourist destinations in Dublin and Dingle to rural "public houses" in the front room of local's homes. Posters o f colorful pub entrances stock gift shop shelves and the Guinness Storehouse at St. James' Gate Brewery is Ireland's number one international tourist attraction.


Slam-dunk for The Swell Season

Published May 9, 2008

Prior to last night's sold-out performance at The Riverside, I expected to see The Swell Season play songs from the film "Once" and be done with it.


"Rory O'Shea" combines comedy, drama and a message

Published June 15, 2005

While this new Irish film always has to sidestep becoming a schmaltzy drama with "a message," it never sinks below being a sometimes funny, sometimes poignant and often inspiring drama with a message.


Milwaukee Seen: Jan. 26, 2005

Published Jan. 26, 2005

This week, Julie is seen with local author James Liddy and his recently published autobiography, "The Doctor's House." They chat about the literary scene 30 years ago and how there's still the potential to find good writers in Milwaukee.