All Blog Posts Tagged 'Review' (15)

Book Review: 'The Dead House' by Billy O'Callaghan

I’ve been following author Billy O’Callaghan’s career with rapt enthusiasm, since I fortuitously came across him online, last year. That he is Irish caught my attention, and as I delved further, I discovered he is the author of three short…

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Added by Claire Fullerton on June 21, 2017 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Like the Frontier, 'Revenant' Is Brutal, Beautiful, Without Romance

The West, the American West, is the place in our souls where romance and reality meet head-on. Ironically it is also the place where reality and romance have always met head-on. Ever since “the West” was that…

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Added by Sarah Nagle on January 21, 2016 at 5:30pm — 7 Comments


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'Jimmy’s Hall' Gralton in Long Line of Irish Working-Class Heroes

As I watched Ken Loach's newest film, “Jimmy’s Hall,” I was struck by how, as had also been true in “The Wind That Shakes the Barley,” Paul Laverty’s writing and Loach’s directing of that writing is free of pretension.

Loach (pictured, foreground) doesn’t need…

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Added by Joe Gannon on August 20, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

'The Life and Writings of the Historical Saint Patrick,' by Richard Patrick Crosland Hanson

This little 138-page book taught me a lot about someone who is, arguably, one of the most important figures in Irish history. First of all, the picture of St. Patrick wearing a bishop's miter that we are all familiar with…

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Added by james lawrence dore on April 2, 2015 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

'Spinning Heart' Portrays Those Abandoned By the Celtic Tiger

Fiction can often describe reality more fully than any number of newspaper articles or TV…

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Added by Sandy Boyer on May 27, 2014 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

England's Role in Ireland's Greatest Tragedy

"The Famine Plot," reviewed by Eamon Loingsigh (originally from bookslut.com).

Outside of Ennis, in County Clare in the west of Ireland, the wind kicks upon the hills under the same gray sky where once starved children, women and old men were buried callously, if not left by the ditches.…

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Added by Eamon Loingsigh on June 1, 2013 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Irish Heritage Co-Stars in 'Million Dollar Baby'

Special to TheWildGeese.com

Warner Bros.…
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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

'The Irish Volunteer' Finds His Bard: David Kincaid's new CD resurrects passion, war, and politics of the Union's Irish soldier with sparkle and dance:

OTHER WGT REVIEWS: 

IRISH REBEL: John Devoy and America's Fight for Ireland's Freedom, By Terry Golway — Review by Joseph E. Gannon, August '99

'The Irish Volunteer' Finds His Bard

David Kincaid's new CD resurrects passion, war, and politics of the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 4:49am — No Comments

IN HIS OWN WORDS: WRITER THOMAS KELLY

'Empire Rising' Author Explores New York Irish's 'High Noon'

IN HIS OWN WORDS: WRITER THOMAS KELLY

WGT Arts Writer Doug Chandler recently interviewed author (and former political operative and construction worker) Thomas Kelly, focusing on Kelly's new book, "Empire…
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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments

'Empire Rising' Author Explores 'High Noon' for City's Irish

'Empire Rising' Author Explores 'High Noon' for City's Irish

By Doug Chandler

Author Thomas Kelly feels such a keen attachment to Irish-American history that he often wishes he lived in the 1930s, a period he calls "high noon for the Irish in New York."…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 3:00am — No Comments

Review: The Jeanie Johnston Experience Replica of Irish emigrant ship provides insights into the woes of the Atlantic crossing

Review: The Jeanie Johnston Experience

Replica of Irish emigrant ship provides insights into the woes of the Atlantic crossing

By Gerry Regan

Producer/The Wild Geese Today

WGT Photo/Gerry Regan

Jeanie Johnston at her Manhattan berth, with the Statue of Liberty to its left and Ellis Island immigration center, today a museum and history…
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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 2:55am — No Comments

After The Rising … 'Fron-goch and the Birth of the IRA'

Review by Kieron C. Punch / TheWildGeese.com

After the British army suppressed the Easter Rising 90 years ago, authorities loaded their take of nearly 1,900 prisoners onto cattle boats and shipped them across the Irish Sea to…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

REVIEW: 'The Gangs of New York' by Herbert Asbury

REVIEW: 'The Gangs of New York' by Herbert Asbury

By Patricia Jameson-Sammartano 

Special to The Wild Geese Today

To buy Herbert Asbury's book, click on the cover.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 18, 2013 at 10:21pm — No Comments

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