Ireland

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

One of the great collections of James Joyce manuscripts, the Fenian monument, a majestic view of Lake Erie and conversations about Irish investments in U.S. business were all part of the visit to Buffalo by Irish Ambassador Daniel Mulhall.

Buffalo will play host to the world's largest youth Gaelic Games this month. More than 3,000 youth athletes will compete in Gaelic football, hurling, and other Irish field events at the West Seneca Soccer Complex July 27-30. Visitors from across the U.S. and Canada are expected to attend and, for the occasion, a rare public exhibit is being mounted to honor one of Ireland’s most influential and celebrated writers and showcase one of Buffalo's literary treasures.


St. Patrick's day weekend celebrations are not the only things Irish impacting the economy.

Fr. Bill Quinlivan / WBFO News

While many celebrations of Saint Patrick’s Day take place along parade routes and in pubs, the holiday has not always had such a festive history.