'Remember, remember the fifth of November, the Gunpowder treason and plot.
I know of no reason why the Gunpowder treason should ever be forgot.'
James I was the son of Mary, Queen of Scots, and a great-great-grandson of Henry VII,…Continue
Most of the stuff in my novels comes from my imagination but I owe a fair amount of what I write to a pub called The Rocking Chair where there’s such a variety of characters that you’d need to be brain deaf not to pick up some nuggets. …
We cannot believe that Christmas is a mere 5 months away and so for this post we asked our Founder, Lisa McGee to put together a list of her top 10 Irish Food & Drink…Continue
No matter that I have not met Gabriel--forget that for but a few moments as I explain myself.
Well first off-because so many people think it's odd that I a 23 year old just…
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Gabriel Byrne’s review of “What Fresh Lunacy is This?: The Authorized Biography of Oliver Reed, by Robert Sellers(August 03-Books-Book Reviews),” is such a phenomenal review with such rawness-that I am amazed so many just seem to go on disregarding Gabriel’s writing from experience, from the heart and soul and disregard him as a person thinking something to…Continue
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Enigmatic, Soulful, Egoless....
Young at Heart
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It has been said that one of the traits the Irish brought to these shores was that of survival. Heavyweight champion James J. Braddock demonstrated that in life, as well as the boxing ring.…Continue
DOMHNAIGH -- On April 28, 1916, as the rebels in Dublin were being squeezed harder and harder by the British and nearing the end of…Continue
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By Pat Hickey
No textbook tells the story of James J. Shields, but his personal story and resume are among the most impressive of any American, in any era.
(Left: "Churubusco" by James Walker, 1819-1889. James Shields fought there during the Mexican War.)
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Long-dead James J. Shields faces GOP in new tussle
By Gerry Regan
Library of Congress
James J. Shields, still fending off Republicans.
After battling Republicans in elections throughout much of his nearly 50-year-long career, Irish-American politico and Civil War hero James J. Shields may go another round with the GOP in a fight for his 112-year-old perch in Washington, D.C.
Illinois State Rep. Robert Pritchard, a Republican from…Continue
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Italian writer and editor Massimiliano Roveri is driven, and, in a sense, adrift, as a storyteller who has found himself 1,300 miles from Ireland, the country that inspires him most. Roveri, 43, based in the central Italian province of Tuscany, has…Continue
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