All Blog Posts Tagged 'Memoirs' (16)

Death of a 'Birthday Queen' . . . and Perhaps a Farewell

Hey, ah, Gerry, I don’t know if you are, mmm, there. This is Dr. Chaudhury. Hello. Uh Hello. Anybody, Gerry? OK Let me try back. (Recorded on Wednesday, Feb. 25,…

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Added by Gerry Regan on August 21, 2019 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

My 'Irish' African Friend

I have an Irish story. I’m not Irish, but I was educated by nuns from an Irish order and we always celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a festive program at school. My story, however, is about my best friend from college, Mary Rose Ryan. As we became friends, she told me she was…

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Added by Jacqueline Mosio on March 12, 2019 at 8:30pm — No Comments

March 1919: An 'Unruly Confrontation' in Lismore

By Ivan Lennon

On…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 9, 2019 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

The Jail Escape They Wanted To Forget

Above, my brother John Kelly

The main forecourt Crumlin Road jail.…

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Added by philip kelly on December 26, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

A New Captivating Irish Memoir

NOW RANKED #1 NEW RELEASE ON AMAZON’S IRISH MEMOIRS!!

REVIEW RATING OF 5-STARS!!

LAUGHTER, TEARS &…

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Added by Niall John Kavanagh on April 9, 2017 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

New Assignment -- New Country -- And Not A Parade In Sight

I've managed to get myself to a country where there is no St. Patrick's Day Parade -- not even an Irish embassy, just an honorary consulate. I suspect March 17 will be a little quieter than I'm used to. 

I am alive and well and enjoying Amman -- and so far, Amman seems to be enjoying me.

I'm settling in --…

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Added by Fr. John R. Sheehan, SJ on March 5, 2017 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

'The Journey: A Nomad Reflects'

Delighted and Honored to have my second book recognized.…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on October 29, 2016 at 3:30pm — 10 Comments

'Don't Die with Regrets: Ireland and the Lessons My Father Taught Me'

Delighted and Honored to have my first book recognized.…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on October 29, 2016 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments


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Read Foreword and Excerpts From 'That's Just How It Was'

 

Within Bridget’s story, Mary is writing about an era of tough times, and she acknowledges ‘these roots’ as the make-up of her own resilient Irish character. She is proud of her grandmother’s achievements, especially with…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on June 27, 2016 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Love Letter to The West of Ireland -- 'Put Some Mayo on That'

Writing about the country she loves, Susan Boland delivers a love letter to the ancestral homeland she triumphantly returned to: Ireland. This gifted storyteller, scripting one of the world's most beautiful coastlines, the Coast Road of Clew Bay, with her perceptive cultural insights and warm sense of humor, has delivered a landmark in travel writing.…

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Added by Susan O'Dea Boland on May 27, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Is Ireland Still There?

Pete Hamill, a prolific writer residing in New York City, was born and raised by parents who had emigrated from Belfast, Ireland. Writing about his first trip to Ireland – a journey not taken till he was a grown man -- he talks about boarding the plane as “a newspaperman, trained by vigorous masters to a…

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Added by Susan O'Dea Boland on February 28, 2016 at 11:30am — 9 Comments

On the Road of an Irish Graveyard

Dean Mulroy is the kind of guy who needs room to roam and access to the stars, which is why he lived way back in the bog behind the house I rented in Inverin. Only a certain kind of guy would want to live as he did. At the time, he was unimpressed with technological conveniences, including a telephone, and the first…

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Added by Claire Fullerton on November 14, 2015 at 11:00am — 39 Comments

On an Irish Bus

He would have stood out anywhere, and standing in front of the entrance to a boutique hotel in Spiddal, wielding a black walking cane with an ivory handle two paces before him made him glaringly incongruous to everything I’d come to know about the western coast of Ireland. He wore a three-piece suit on his…

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Added by Claire Fullerton on October 25, 2015 at 2:30pm — 11 Comments


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'That's Just How It Was' a Paean To Granny, Irish Indomitability

PRESTON, England – Bridget Nolan was born on September 12, 1884 in Ireland. During her lifetime, she battled poverty, found love and witnessed the births of several grandchildren, including author Mary Thorpe. Thorpe pays tribute to her grandmother and immortalizes her grandmother’s lifetime in her book, “That’s Just How it Was”…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on October 22, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

How Dad Won the War (Despite Almost Being Arrested for Sedition)

The 2012 Olympic Games in London reminded me of my Dad (photo left, during World War 2). He lived in the great battered city during World War II, part of a colorful U.S. Army career that included:

* Discovering that the cook at Gardner Field in Taft, just over the county line of my Central California home, was…

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Added by Jim Gregory on February 4, 2015 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Epiphany

She looked up from her chair by the window, as though she’d just awoken from a pleasant dreamless nap when I walked into her room overlooking the lake. She was fully dressed, her hair washed, looking radiant. At 91, she still cut a dash. ‘Happy New Year’ she beamed, drawing me into a warm, heart-felt hug, surprising me by…

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Added by Brian Nolan on January 6, 2014 at 4:30am — 12 Comments

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