Helen Molanphy
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  • Santa Fe, NM
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On Constance Gore-Booth novel

Posted on November 28, 2015 at 6:15pm 3 Comments

Thanks for the encouragement from bloggers to continue my work on Constance Gore-Booth.  So far I have no luck in getting the novel published but I am taking time from my  teaching to rewrite the entire manuscript.  I will be using a fictional character, Alice, loosely based on my grandaunt, and Constance will interact with her.  This may make the book more lively, something that editors keep saying has to happen to improve its chances of being published.

As I love the story of…


wild west of ireland contest

Posted on June 10, 2015 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

What an exciting opportunity this might be - to win a trip to Ireland at age 77.  When I was 32 years of age, my husband and I won two tickets on Aer Lingus to Ireland.  While our grandparents had emigrated from the auld sod in the early twentieth century, John and I had never set foot in the Emerald Isle.  What a delight when we saw the green fields from our airplane seats!

We went immediately by car to my grandaunt Alice McMahon's cottage in Miltown Malbay.  Alice had emigrated to…


Rendezvous with Constance Gore-Booth Markiewicz

Posted on June 8, 2015 at 12:00pm 5 Comments

Constance Gore-Booth Markiewicz’s amazing life came into my purview on my second trip to Ireland in 1989.  My husband and I were browsing in a Dublin bookstore eager to buy as many books on Irish history as we could fit in our suitcases for our return to…


Christmas at P.J.Clarke's Bar, N.Y.C.

Posted on December 8, 2014 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

My first big memory of my Uncle Charlie Clarke is when he arrived home from Naval duty after World War II. I was seven years old. Soon after, my granduncle, Patrick Joseph Clarke, appointed Uncle Charlie to be the manager at his saloon, P. J. Clarke’s, at 55th Street and Third…


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At 3:49pm on October 12, 2013, Helen Molanphy said…

My married name is Molanphy but my nom de plume is Helen Marie Clarke.  My most recent book is entitled Over P.J. Clarke's Bar: Tales from New York City's Famous Saloon, published by W.W. Norton/Skyhorse.  There is a review of the book on Wild Geese.

At 4:23pm on October 12, 2013,
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Nollaig 2016

Loved the review Helen.  Will have to read it.

At 5:33pm on October 12, 2013, Ryan O'Rourke said…

Welcome, Helen!  Your book sounds tremendous.  Also loved the video done last year here at TheWildGeese.com.  Glad to have you among us!

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