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'A Bloody Dawn: The Irish at D-Day' by Dan Harvey

Posted on August 1, 2019 at 7:30am 2 Comments

This, the latest book by retired Lt Col Dan Harvey, represents an admirably huge amount of meticulous research and yet is highly readable. I had been aware that my own local regiment – The Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry – had long connections with Ireland and that they…


Review: 'The Labour Hercules' by Jeffrey Leddin

Posted on May 7, 2019 at 3:30am 0 Comments

THE LABOUR HERCULES: The Irish Citizen Army and Irish Republicanism 1913-1923

[Irish Academic Press ISBN: 9781788550741]

Jeffrey Leddin’s latest book charts the rise and activities of Irish Labour’s first urban working-class militia. The Irish…


Review of: 'They Killed the Ice Cream Man'

Posted on September 4, 2016 at 6:00am 4 Comments

To say that truth is always the first casualty of war may be a cliché, but it never was more apt than when applied to the thirty years of Ireland’s most recent, painful and pointless ‘Troubles’ [1968-98]. Many grief-stricken…


Review of 'The Little Red Chairs' by Edna O'Brien

Posted on June 29, 2016 at 11:30am 6 Comments

In 2008, Radovan Karadžić, the ‘Butcher of Bosnia,’ was captured in Belgrade and went on to be convicted by an international tribunal, of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. Heavily bearded and with his distinctively abundant white hair styled in a pony…


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At 4:44pm on June 10, 2013, Gerry Regan said…

DJ, welcome to The (New) Wild Geese. And thanks for jumping right in on our discussion of " 'Tans' in the Family Attic."

Delighted to have you part of our growing worldwide Irish family!

At 4:45pm on June 10, 2013, Ryan O'Rourke said…

Hi, DJ. 

Wanted to take a minute to welcome you here to The Wild Geese.  It's a great little community which is blossoming into something big, little by little.  Your book about the Black & Tans sounds fascinating.  Great to have you here to add your perspectives.

Welcome aboard, DJ!

~ Ryan

At 4:54pm on June 10, 2013, DJ Kelly said…

Thank you Gerry & Ryan.  Delighted to be here.  Been packing all day as am embarking on a mini book tour on Weds am, to Irish World Heritage Centre in Manchester UK and then on Friday to  Dunlavin Arts Festival, Co Wicklow.  Am off for some shuteye now, but will pop in again in the morning (UK time).  Night all.  :-D 

At 12:47pm on June 20, 2013, Gerry Regan said…

Denise, congrats on your selection as our "Member of the Week"!

At 5:11pm on June 20, 2013, DJ Kelly said…

Thank you Ger.  What an honour.  I'm enjoying the site (in Co Waterford, Ireland, at the moment).

At 2:31pm on July 19, 2013, Sheila Lucy Hemmings said…

Hello DJ, thanks for asking to be my friend on here, hope you are well x

At 12:51am on July 20, 2013, DJ Kelly said…

Thanks for accepting Lucy.  I see we both have a Mayo connection.  My mother was a Lyons from Aughamore, near Ballyhaunis in East Mayo.  I'm heading over there (for first time since I was 3 years old) in 4 weeks for a bit of a 'gathering' with all my cousins.  I'm hoping also to get a feel for the place as I thought I might write a book based on the maternal ancestry.  My father's side are Northern Irish (Belfast & Carrickfergus) and  I've published 2 novels based on the paternal ancestors and am currently writing another.  I'm Manchester born but much travelled and living these days in Buckinghamshire, where I set up Chalfont Writers' Circle.  I also research and write little local history books for my local history group.  Best wishes.  Denise [DJ Kelly] 

At 4:34am on July 20, 2013, Margaret Whittock said…

Thanks Denise. And congratulations on the success of Running with Crows, both in book form and as a play. It seems to be going from strength to strength. 

At 5:03am on December 21, 2013, Joe Kelly said…

From one Kelly to another.

Happy Christmas - Joe

At 12:48pm on August 31, 2014, Niamh Ultaigh said…
DJ, thank you for the lovely invitation! I look forward to lots of history and lots of craic!

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