When one writer encounters another that blindsides them with staggering awe, the inclination is to rush out and spread the joy with those who love the written word. I feel this way about Billy O'Callaghan and extend deepest gratitude to Gerry …Continue
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I’ve spent a lot of time this past year talking about guilt, about exile and return, and about mammies, and about the guilt mammies can instil in their offspring when said offspring return from self-imposed exile, which was usually to escape said mammy’s…Continue
The Irish Cultural Society announces its annual writing contest for students in the 9th through 12th grades in the Nassau County high schools. …Continue
Dhia dhuit, all,
Now that all the final editing is done (including one version in which the title town was spelled 'Conakilty'...argg) my novel "The Lockwoods of Clonakilty" is available through Amazon or any bookstore's online ordering.
I'll be working with TheWildGeese.Irish to share some of the content, and…Continue
Presentation Arts Centre in Enniscorthy is the most perfect building. An old convent, the conversion to secular building retains the stained glass windows and ornate carved wooden beams arching overhead. When one walks into the hall, it is breath-taking, literally, in…Continue
The Irish Cultural Society announces its annual writing contest for students in the…Continue
Things that have started running through my mind, such as why so many people have started to bash Gabriel Byrne so harshly. Bash him over what his thoughts are over the Catholic Church. Which indeed Mr. Byrne is right about in terms of the fact that, the Catholic Church is as a whole, a corrupted institution no?! The Catholic Church indeed remains a corrupt institution--I mean if one looks at things like "The Tudors," "The Borgias," "Pillars of the Earth," or indeed even the current…Continue
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No matter that I have not met Gabriel--forget that for but a few moments as I explain myself.
Added by Sarah R on September 20, 2013 at 11:33pm — No Comments
Gabriel Byrne’s review of “What Fresh Lunacy is This?: The Authorized Biography of Oliver Reed, by Robert Sellers(August 03-Books-Book Reviews),” is such a phenomenal review with such rawness-that I am amazed so many just seem to go on disregarding Gabriel’s writing from experience, from the heart…Continue
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Over 90 people attended the Award Ceremony on May 1 at the Garden City Library to honor the award winners of the Irish Cultural Society writing contest. Thirty-five high school students from Nassau County, New York emerged as the winners in a contest which drew 521 entries from 18 schools. The first, second and third place winners are posted on the web site of the Irish Cultural Society, www.irish-society.org. The list of winners is below.…Continue