Alphie McCourt grew up in Limerick, Ireland, and immigrated to the U.S in 1959. Since, he has lived in Canada, California, and New York, and has spent a good part of his life in the restaurant and bar business. His writings have appeared in the Washington Post, the Villager (New York), the Limerick Leader, and in Icons magazine.
'Jews and Irish Catholics did not often marry each other in the 1970s. Lynn and I did. A few mishaps, an AWOL rabbi, a long delay and a riotous reception, all combined for a hugely memorable day.'