All Blog Posts Tagged 'Brooklyn' (5)

'Brooklyn': Film Versus Novel

There’s a saying we have in Ireland that you’d nearly think was coined for Colm Tóibín’s novel Brooklyn. Namely, if you’ve the name of getting up early in the morning you can lie…


Added by Colm Herron on November 13, 2016 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

Famous Irish Gangster - Pegleg Lonergan

Brooklyn, 1925 - On Christmas night just south of the Gowanus Canal at 154 20th Street, the bodies of three young men were found at a ramshackle saloon known as The Adonis Social Club. One of them had been dragged outside, evidenced by the long blood streaks on the sidewalk, and left in the…


Added by Eamon Loingsigh on April 8, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Gangs of Brooklyn

In 1876, the New York Times described the conditions across the East River before the Brooklyn Bridge connected the two cities.

“Desperate outrages by organized…


Added by Eamon Loingsigh on February 18, 2014 at 10:00am — 10 Comments

Read Along with Mr. Malachy McCourt

Well, if you are wondering what “Light of the Diddicoy” reads like, here is a master storyteller to relate it to you. Mr. Malachy McCourt reads from Chapter 12 called “The Runner.” Below is…


Added by Eamon Loingsigh on January 24, 2014 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

The 28 Irish GIs Who Died in Korea (July 2006)

Left, Marine Pfc. John Patrick White, born in Caherdaniel, County Kerry.

Five of the 28 Irish-born GIs who perished in the Korean War were born in County Kerry, including Marine Pfc. John Patrick White (left). Four were born in Cork, Roscommon and Limerick.…


Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 4:30am — 3 Comments

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