All Blog Posts Tagged 'Crime' (5)

Baa, Baa 'Black Sheep': A Chat About the Mysterious Irwins

Compiling family history can be a fascinating pursuit, particularly when a living descendant bequeaths a story as colorful and riveting as that of brothers Tom and John Irwin. The young men, among my grandmother’s numerous first cousins, shared a cold-water flat in Manhattan’s gritty Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood. That was, until…

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Added by Gerry Regan on January 30, 2017 at 3:30pm — 13 Comments


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'Mary Boyle - The Untold Story'



Here is the trailer for a documentary written and directed by Gemma O'Doherty about the case of Ireland's youngest missing person. Mary Boyle vanished on her…

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Added by Joe Gannon on July 11, 2016 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

The Burning of Bridget Cleary -- 'The Irish Changeling'

Are you a witch, or are you a fairy

Or are you the wife of Michael Cleary?

So went a popular children’s rhyme in Ireland at the turn of the 20th century. I can hear the echo of those words spilling from young lips all the way to here. In amongst the childish…

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Added by David Lawlor on October 21, 2015 at 4:30am — 14 Comments

Irish Coffin and Convict Ships

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Added by Lonnie on January 18, 2015 at 8:00am — 10 Comments

NYC Turn-of-the-Century Gangs (Irish and Others)

Gangs

Originally posted at ArtOfNeed blog for the Auld Irishtown Trilogy

By Eamon Loingsigh

Well, I’ve finally turned in the manuscript and in a month or so, I’ll hear back from Three Rooms Press concerning any edits considered.

The last few weeks, I tried to…

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Added by Eamon Loingsigh on June 19, 2013 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

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