All Blog Posts Tagged 'Books' (74)

'Christmas Flavors' Challenge: Braised Red Cabbage with Apples

Whether or not it is true, I have long been of the opinion that God never intended cabbage for human consumption.  The rubbery leaves seem more suited to adorn the bottom of brogues than to be cooked up alongside more edible sustenance.  I kid, of course, but I truly never have…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on December 4, 2014 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

'Women of the Irish Revolution'

"Women of the Irish Revolution"

by Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Gillis

Hardback, €30



“Ireland at the end of the…

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Added by Ireland's Military Story on December 3, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments


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The Diary of an Emigrant and Dissenter

Book Review

"Against the Wind", by J.A. O'Brien

 Reviewer: Michael Halpenny

 

The full title of this book is "Against the Wind: Memoir of a Dissident Dubliner." However, this is not the diary of someone strenuously opposed to the Good Friday Agreement,…

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Added by Against The Wind on November 30, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

Book Review: 'Annie's Stories'

Book review

"Annie's Stories," by Cindy Thompson

Tyndale House Publishers Inc.

Carol…

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Added by Fr. John R. Sheehan, SJ on November 22, 2014 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments


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Terry Golway Speaks at the Irish Cultural Society

At the Irish Cultural Society meeting on November 12, 2014, Terry Golway did what great historians do — he made uncommon connections among historical facts.  During his presentation, Professor Golway helped the members of his audience at the…

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Added by Irish Cultural Society of GC on November 17, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Book Review: 'In the Tracks of the West Clare Railway'

I purchased a copy of “In the Tracks of the West Clare Railway” by Eddie Lenihan on a visit to my native County Clare. If there was ever a book that needed writing this is it. No better man than Eddie to do the job. This is not a short list of boring facts and figures such as we were accustomed in history books going to school. No, this is a 319-page account of…

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Added by P.J. Francis on November 16, 2014 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment


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'That's Just How It Was' -- A Tribute to My Granny and Her Stories

My name is Mary Thorpe and I am the author of "That's Just How It Was."  I believe my book will hold a great deal of interest for Irish emigrants and their descendants,…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on November 11, 2014 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Downton Abbey It Ain't

Book Review

"The Decline and Fall of the Dukes of Leinster, 1872–1948"

by Terrence Dooley…

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Added by Fr. John R. Sheehan, SJ on November 5, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Building Your Irish Library

Ireland’s history, like that of most countries, is a mixture of history, legend, myth, ballad, and story.  Although part of my family came from County Tyrone in the years before the Famine, any stories from the family might have brought over seem to have slipped away over the…

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Added by Robert A Mosher on November 5, 2014 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Loughrea: ‘That Den of Infamy’

Book review

"Loughrea, ‘That Den of Infamy’ The Land War in County Galway, 1879–82", by Pat Finnegan

224 pages; illustrated.

Available Now

Retail Price: €14.95/€35.0

Review by Ronnie O’Gorman, Chairman of the Galway Advertiser…

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Added by Anthony Tierney on September 25, 2014 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

Ireland's 'Downton Abbey'

Book Review

"The Decline and Fall of the Dukes of Leinster, 1872–1948

by Terrence Dooley


304 pages with colour…

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Added by Anthony Tierney on September 24, 2014 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Countdown to Christmas - Sale Extended

As the generous, realistic Irish woman that I am, I've decided to extend the 25% discount on the sale of my "Christmas Flavors of Ireland" cookbook to September 17, or the fabulous pseudo-holday known as "Halfway to St. Patrick's Day." With that in mind, please enjoy one of my favorite…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on August 27, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Review: 'The Great Shame: And the Triumph of the Irish In the English-Speaking World'

The Great Shame: And the Triumph of the Irish In the English-Speaking World

By Thomas Keneally (of "Schindler’s List" fame)

Reviewed by John Edward (Ed) Murphy

Overall a good book and a very scholarly work. Great Shame covers significant historical events in 19th century Ireland,…

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Added by John Edward Murphy on July 26, 2014 at 3:00pm — 8 Comments

Passing for White: Race, Religion, and the Healy Family (1820-1920)

The Healy family is an interesting Irish-American and and African-American family.  I did the following book review a couple of years back:

Passing for White: Race, Religion, and the Healy Family, 1820-1920

by James M. O’Toole

Reviewed by John Edward “Ed” Murphy

I first learned of the Healy family in January 1959, when I paged…

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Added by John Edward Murphy on July 25, 2014 at 7:00pm — 9 Comments

'Machine Made': A Second Look at Tammany Hall

In "Machine Made: Tammany Hall and The Creation of Modern American Politics," author Terry Golway doesn’t sugar-coat the negative aspects of a New York institution that flourished for about 100 years. What he does is swing the pendulum back from a crazy imbalance caused by…

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Added by Jim Curley on July 3, 2014 at 3:30pm — 8 Comments

The Irish-American Story: Q&A With Author James Francis Smith

Editorial Coordinator for The Wild Geese, Ryan O'Rourke, recently had the opportunity to chat with Irish-American author…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 6, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments

'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

Catching Up on Cúirt with Festival Director Dani Gill

I recently sat down with the Director of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature, Dani Gill (picture above).  The Cúirt festival is in its 29th year here in Galway, and they have gone from strength to strength as one of the premier literature festivals in all the world.  Writers and…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on April 8, 2014 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Famous Irish Gangster - Pegleg Lonergan

Brooklyn, 1925 - On Christmas night just south of the Gowanus Canal at 154 20th Street, the bodies of three young men were found at a ramshackle saloon known as The Adonis Social Club. One of them had been dragged outside, evidenced by the long blood streaks on the sidewalk, and left in the gutter.…

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Added by Eamon Loingsigh on April 8, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

News & Info for 'Light of the Diddicoy'

Well, there has been non-stop action the past couple of weeks. Light of the Diddicoy has been released to the public and we are getting feedback…

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Added by Eamon Loingsigh on March 27, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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