Gary Byrne and family members in Ireland. Photo courtesy of Gary Byrne.

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From Dublin, Ireland to San Benito County: Gary Byrne makes the New World his home

Community Foundation’s leader speaks of leaving the island nation and the life he’s made here.

Parker shared that he traditionally makes Irish-style potatoes and cabbage. Photo obtained from

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Two St. Patrick’s Day Recipes: sharing Irish culture through food

Vince Parker, Hollister resident and San Benito High School teacher, celebrates St.Patrick's Day every year by cooking traditional Irish dishes for family and friends