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Production Team Moves From Easter Rising to 'Snow Falls'

Posted on January 22, 2017 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

One of the many events held during 2016 to honour those who took part in the Easter Rising 100 years before was a stage play From the Backbone Out, which told the story of Richard O’Carroll, a labour leader…

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The Push for 'Republic Day'

Posted on July 7, 2016 at 3:00am 1 Comment

John Steinbeck, who had an Irish mother, once wrote that every good Irishman goes back once. This Irishman must confess that he's been back more than once in the many years since he first left for Australia. But it…

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'Jimmy’s Hall': Why This Remarkable History -- and Film -- Matter

Posted on September 10, 2015 at 7:00pm 3 Comments

It's almost like looking in the mirror.

High unemployment, mass emigration of the young and problems affecting health and education services are as current today as they were in the first decade of Irish independence, the period that informs the narrative of Ken Loach's newest film, "Jimmy's…

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Roscommon Poet Becomes Bard for 100,000 Aussie Workers

Posted on July 31, 2015 at 5:00am 1 Comment

Songs of the Snowy Mountains: The Settlers (Editor: Shannon O’Boyle)

Reviewer: J.A. O’Brien

Summary: Songs of the Snowy Mountains: The Settlers represents an important new contribution to the history of Australian…

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At 12:03am on March 12, 2014,
Founding Member
Nollaig 2016
said…

Welcome James

At 7:45am on February 4, 2015,
Heritage Partner
That's Just How It Was
said…

 I do believe that we are already friends on The Wild Geese James ; however thus is just my blog to promote my book - That's Just How it Was

MY name is Mary Thorpe and I am the author of the above named book The YouTube link below will take you to the Video that I had done to promote my book ;

I would appreciate it if you could show this to members of the Irish  Centre / or Students of Irish History /clients / customers or friends -as I do believe it will hold a great deal of interest for Irish emigrants and their descendant wherever they may be

Thank you

-          Regards Mary Thorpe

The YouTube link below will take you to the Video that I had done to promote my book ; as above

I would appreciate it if you could show this to members of the Irish  Centre / or Students of Irish History /clients / customers or friends -as I do believe it will hold a great deal of interest for Irish emigrants and their descendant wherever they may be

Thank you    Regards Mary Thorpe

Youtube: http://youtu.be/oT0oOa0jx28

Youtube: http://youtu.be/oT0oOa0jx28

Professional Book Reviews below

“That’s Just How It Was is a moving family tale through which much can be gleaned about life during the push for Irish independence… This is a satisfying, emotionally involving read.”- Clarion Review

“Authors of family memoirs often overload their narratives with minutiae that puts nonfamily members to sleep. There are no such encumbrances in Mary Thorpe’s biography of her remarkable grandmother, Bridget O’Rourke. Thorpe…carefully blends Bridget’s story with the events of her day, some of the most pivotal events in Ireland’s history.”- Blueink Review

“Thorpe compellingly incorporates history into her grandmother’s story, always making sure to bring the narrative back to Bridget’s life and personal experience ….. a compelling story of a strong, capable woman and the history that surrounded her “.- Kirkus Review ­

 Besides Kindle ; Amazon ;Barnesandnoble ; ; Bertham ; Inghams ; Gardners Whole books UK ,  bulk orders can be made via the below Authorhouse direct at  jturner@contentdistributors.com (888) 728-8467 ext. 5908  Fax: 1-812-339   6554 

ISBN 978-1-8985-5

 

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