All Blog Posts Tagged 'Book' (10)

'Would You Ever Think of Coming Home?'

I am surely not the first Irish emigrant to have heard these words from their heartbroken mother. Guilt at the impact of my decision to leave Ireland and grief at the loss of my beloved mother are…

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Added by Anne Casey on July 25, 2017 at 4:00am — 6 Comments

Book Review: 'Girl on the Leeside' by Kathleen Anne Kenney

Because I once lived in a small town in Connemara, at the gateway of the Irish-speaking area called the Gaeltacht, I look for those novels that depict the region as it is, for once one has spent significant time there, its ways and means register in the…

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Added by Claire Fullerton on July 9, 2017 at 1:00pm — 8 Comments

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 — 7 Comments

Early Bird Gets the Worm: How I Found a Rare Book From a Fenian Poet

Most weekends, I get up at ungodly hours and go to the local flea market to look for interesting books. I usually arrive at 7:00 a.m. or so when they are still unpacking. The dealers there bid on storage units and end up with all sorts of miscellaneous stock, among which are the books I…

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Added by james lawrence dore on September 19, 2014 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Yule and Mairgead Mór

Over most of Western Europe, particularly in those areas connected with the ancient Celts, December 21, the shortest day of the year fell during the Druidic festival of 'Yule'. Today it is better known as the festival of…

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Added by Brian Nolan on December 18, 2013 at 11:30am — 2 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

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

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

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