A Passage Into Popular Culture

Hundreds upon hundreds of books. Two dozen movies. Plays, radio serials, poems, paintings, two Broadway musicals, comics, video games and a symphony. And now a viral video from The Irish Rovers.

Irish town comes to terms with Titanic past

It was a hundred years ago this week that the Titanic set off from England. Among the 1,500 who died when it sank were folks from a small town in Ireland hoping for a new life in America. Read the story here.

10 Facts About the Titanic That You Don’t Know

100 years ago today, the Belfast-built R.M.S Titanic left Southampton before heading westwards towards New York. On 14 April 1912, four days into the crossing, and about 375 miles south of Newfoundland, she hit an iceberg at 11:40 pm. Of the 2,227 passengers on board, only 705 survived. For some fascinating facts click here.

Wounded Warrior

Dawn Halfaker is the President of the Board of Directors of The Wounded Warrior Project, a Jacksonville, Florida-based organization that raises funds and awareness for severely injured service men and women, and helps them to recover and readjust to post-combat life. Born and raised San Diego, CA, Halfaker graduated from the United States Military Academy. This past Monday, she and others from the WWP took to the runway in NYC as part of the world’s largest Celtic fashion show, From Scotland With Love.

Read our Q&A with Halfaker here.

More Style – From Scotland With Love!

Welsh Actor Ioan Gruffudd was among the many big names that turned out for the world’s largest Celtic fashion extravaganza this past Monday night in NYC. Nova Scotia’s finest photographer Brent McCombs was on hand to capture the spirit of From Scotland With Love.

More photos here.