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michael dunne commented on Sandy Boyer's blog post New Bio on Éamon de Valera Doesn't Explain His Huge Popularity
"Mary, Given the harsh childhood de Valera experienced, being abandoned to relatives in Ireland, it is partly understandable why he might have taken the view that a womans place was ii the home. There are many critics of one of our great…"
Sep 27, 2016
michael dunne liked Sandy Boyer's blog post New Bio on Éamon de Valera Doesn't Explain His Huge Popularity
Sep 27, 2016
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That's Just How It Was commented on Sandy Boyer's blog post New Bio on Éamon de Valera Doesn't Explain His Huge Popularity
"My criticism of Dev is that he desperately tried to keep women tied to the kitchen sink, their role was in the home taking care of the children --overlooking the fact that women of the day kelp body and soul together for the family-- farmer wives…"
Jan 1, 2016
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michael dunne commented on Sandy Boyer's blog post New Bio on Éamon de Valera Doesn't Explain His Huge Popularity
"Currently I am reading the Fanning book. Three books relating to Eamon de Valera should be on an approved Irish History reading list...Eamon de Valera by  Frank Pakenham (Lord longford) and 'Peace By Ordeal" by the same author. and…"
Dec 20, 2015

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That's Just How It Was commented on Sandy Boyer's blog post New Bio on Éamon de Valera Doesn't Explain His Huge Popularity
"W Considine ....... I woudl agree with you. That partition remains today is the stumbling block . However, having said that ,As naive as I am about how Northern Ireland's peoples  lives and their opinions, what Northern Ireland have now…"
Dec 18, 2015
W Considine commented on Sandy Boyer's blog post New Bio on Éamon de Valera Doesn't Explain His Huge Popularity
"The fact is that the Treaty was hated by the vast majority of Irish people. Partition, the oath of allegiance, the Governor General and retention of the treaty ports stuck in the craws of a proud people that had come through 4 years of terrible war.…"
Dec 17, 2015
Richard R. Mc Gibbon Jr. commented on Sandy Boyer's blog post British Commander Delivers Coup de Grâce to PBS' 'Bloody Irish'
"Music has always been a big part of my families gatherings. Every evening my son, Sean, and I have our music hour mixed with stories and tall tales. I teach my history classes, sometimes using my guitar and folk songs that show the passion within…"
Dec 14, 2015
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That's Just How It Was commented on Sandy Boyer's blog post British Commander Delivers Coup de Grâce to PBS' 'Bloody Irish'
"Go get that Guitar out and lest be having those unvarnished stories !!!"
Dec 14, 2015

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That's Just How It Was commented on Sandy Boyer's blog post British Commander Delivers Coup de Grâce to PBS' 'Bloody Irish'
"Richard , if your grandmother/ grandfather told you the stories, than I would rather listen to those stories , because they will be the unvarnished truth. My grandmother told me a lot of stories, which I have attempted to ;give a correct version of…"
Dec 14, 2015
Brian P. Carabine liked Sandy Boyer's blog post New Bio on Éamon de Valera Doesn't Explain His Huge Popularity
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Gerry Regan liked Sandy Boyer's blog post Ėamon de Valera – A Will to Power By Ronan Fanning Reviewed by Sandy Boyer
Dec 9, 2015

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That's Just How It Was commented on Sandy Boyer's blog post Ėamon de Valera – A Will to Power By Ronan Fanning Reviewed by Sandy Boyer
"I have not read Ronan Fanning Book , but it sound readable.... However the history books that I have read on De Valera and W.T Cosgrove 1922-1940 would suggest to me that, that history had credited W.T Cosgrove with being the stabilizing influence,…"
Dec 9, 2015

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Pete Hamill on Radio Free Eireann Saturday

Posted on December 3, 2015 at 3:23pm 0 Comments

The great Irish American journalist Pete Hamill will be our guest on Saturday December 5 at 12 Noon New York time. We will talk about his book Why Sinatra Matters which is being re-issued in time for the centenary of Sinatra's birth. Pete has written a new introduction for this edition.

As always, Radio Free Eireann is heard on WBAI 99.5 FM andwbai.org on the web. Unfortunately we still can't broadcast…
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British Commander Delivers Coup de Grâce to PBS' 'Bloody Irish'

Posted on December 3, 2015 at 12:30pm 9 Comments

I watched "The Bloody Irish: Songs of the 1916 Rising" on PBS Channel 21 last night.

The music -- great! The singers -- fabulous! The "history," especially the scenes in the GPO -- the less said the better. But it's the politics that really…

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Review: How 'Jimmy's Hall' Created a Place to Debate -- and Dance

Posted on July 26, 2015 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Suppose you could go to the movie theater and see a film about working people, struggling against great odds to enrich the quality of their lives. And suppose that instead of relying on a great individual leader, they made their own decisions and fought their own…

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At 2:48am on June 6, 2013, Ryan O'Rourke said…

Hi, Sandy.

Just wanted to take a minute to welcome you here to The Wild Geese.  I see you're already adding to the community in a great way with that first piece.  Well done.

Looking forward to hearing more from you!  Welcome aboard, Sandy!

~ Ryan

At 5:15pm on June 6, 2013, Gerry Regan said…

Sandy, we're delighted to have your thoughtful, well-informed perspective here! Ger

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