DJ Kelly's Blog (7)

Review of: 'They Killed the Ice Cream Man'

To say that truth is always the first casualty of war may be a cliché, but it never was more apt than when applied to the thirty years of Ireland’s most recent, painful and pointless ‘Troubles’ [1968-98]. Many grief-stricken…

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Added by DJ Kelly on September 4, 2016 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Review of 'The Little Red Chairs' by Edna O'Brien

In 2008, Radovan Karadžić, the ‘Butcher of Bosnia,’ was captured in Belgrade and went on to be convicted by an international tribunal, of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. Heavily bearded and with his distinctively abundant white hair styled in a pony…

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Added by DJ Kelly on June 29, 2016 at 11:30am — 6 Comments

A Fathers' Day Gift for My Late Father

So often do I hear my friends say: ‘I wish my father were here now to see/hear this’. Indeed many of us who have lost our parents find ourselves often, in our later years, thinking of them and wishing we could spend even half…

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Added by DJ Kelly on May 24, 2014 at 1:30am — 7 Comments

Willie Walsh's Wake

Willie Walsh was every inch the typical Mayo man, hardworking and well disposed to help his fellow villagers, and indeed it was just such an act of kindness which brought about his early demise.

Willie had often spoken of his fear of dying, especially if the Ban Sidhe should…

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Added by DJ Kelly on April 23, 2014 at 1:30am — 7 Comments

‘Philomena’: Review of Stephen Frears' Oscar-Nominated Film

  In  the light of all the abuse scandals that have rocked the Catholic Church in…

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Added by DJ Kelly on October 30, 2013 at 7:00am — 13 Comments

'Green Blood is For France': A Tense Political Thriller Reviewed

'Green Blood Is For France'

A Timothy O’Mahony Novel by John J. Gaynard

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 23, 2012)

Available From…

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Added by DJ Kelly on October 30, 2013 at 3:30am — 5 Comments

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