May The Road Rise To Meet You

May The Road Rise To Meet You

The Irish-American Experience

Streaming Video - 2013
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More Irish immigrated to America than any other ethnic group. With humor, hospitality, and a flair for "the blarney," the Irish built upon their traditions, triumphed over adversity, and created an American legacy in their adopted land. In this program, archival footage, personal recollections, and family photos trace their journey and the indelible mark the Irish have left on "Oilean Ur"-the "fresh land." Visiting several major U.S. cities with large Irish enclaves, the program explores the role played by family, community, and tradition in the Irish immigrants' 100-year transition from day laborers to leaders such as President John F. Kennedy. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Frank McCourt, whose best-selling memoirs, Angela's Ashes, received worldwide acclaim, along with singer Rosemary Clooney, bandleader Paddy Noonan, and Irish folksinger Tommy Makem, offer their own perceptions of the Irish experience and reinforce the impact of Irish culture on the arts and American society at large.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c1997
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (57 min.) :,sd., col
Alternative Title: Irish-American Experience


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