"The Longing," by Kimberly Mae
Friesen Press, 2015
Reading this warm-hearted book was a precise reminder to me of the full range of…Continue
Added by Patricia Louise Hughes on April 22, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments
Mary Kate Neill was born on June 11th, 1900 in the tiny township of Graiguenaspiddoge in County Carlow. The 1901 census shows her ten months old. Her mother was Catherine or Kate Neill (née Cullen) aged 38, and her father Michael Neill aged 51. Born in 1850 just after the potato famine of 1845-7, he was a blacksmith. Graiguenaspiddoge was a row of 28 houses beside a main road in the countryside,…Continue
Your hooves have stamped at the black margins of the wood,
Even where horrible green parrots call and swing.
My works are all stamped down in the sultry mud.
I knew that horse-play, knew it for a murderous thing.
What wholesome sun has ripened is wholesome…
The murder had made a big stir from the start, despite the mayhem in Dublin a few years earlier. The police photo in situ shows a large crowd gathering to stare, and according to reporters they flocked to see the body in the back shed of Lamb Doyle’s public house outside…Continue
Added by Patricia Louise Hughes on October 11, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments
“A Prayer for My Son” by William Butler Yeats
Bid a strong ghost stand at the head
That my Michael may…
Added by Patricia Louise Hughes on October 6, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments
This is one of the photographs taken of 'Honor Bright' by Garda Sgt Andrew Gordon on the morning of 9th June 1925. The photos were not used in court. In fact the court allowed no evidence about her at all apart from her name, address, age and her location on that night of 8th of June, the hottest night of the year, in relation to the location of the two accused murderers. Her words, emotions and actions or any closer description of her were objected to by the counsel of Leopold Dillon, who…Continue
Hello Wild Geese!
I've decided to write this blog to get congratulations - yes, for me - for not only finishing writing my book, but also this week publishing a readable copy of it. I actually published it in August but the print was so small only leprechauns could read it. Now I've improved it and it looks quite nice - just have a look and see on www.HuesBooks.com.
Finishing my project is quite a surprise. Now another has turned up. I…Continue
Added by Patricia Louise Hughes on September 24, 2014 at 3:50pm — No Comments
I'm getting more and more people, mainly in Ireland but all over the world, looking at my website www.HuesBooks.com to find out the recent development in the history of the Irish Free State.
Added by Patricia Louise Hughes on September 4, 2014 at 11:53am — No Comments
Does any Dubliner remember the story of Honor Bright, who was murdered in Ticknock? What have you heard about her?