Brooklyn, 1925 - On Christmas night just south of the Gowanus Canal at 154 20th Street, the bodies of three young men were found at a ramshackle saloon known as The Adonis Social Club. One of them had been dragged outside, evidenced by the long blood streaks on the sidewalk, and left in the gutter.…Continue
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Light of the Diddicoy, the historical novel about Brooklyn's waterfront gangs as told by a 14 year-old Irish emigrant, is continuing to surprise the book industry and gain momentum. New interest is popping up in different areas, including Europe as the…Continue
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“Desperate outrages by organized gangs of ruffians have been of frequent occurrence in Brooklyn.”
Well, if you are wondering what “Light of the Diddicoy” reads like, here is a master storyteller to relate it to you. Mr. Malachy McCourt reads from Chapter 12 called “The Runner.” Below is the actual text, if you would like to read along:…Continue
What an incredible evening. I am really finding myself to be quite possibly the luckiest writer on the circuit. After arriving in the city, I hung around Greenwich Village and visited the old haunts of my grandparents and great-grandparents at 463 Hudson Street, the saloon that was in my family from 1906 to the late 1970s. A bit nervous about the reading, I had a few drinks…Continue
Today, I (Eamon Loingsigh), Malachy McCourt and the publishing team at Three Rooms Press will be on WBAI Radio-NYC at 2 pm! (Eastern Standard Time, 1 Central).
The topic is being an Irish immigrant in New York City. Malachy McCourt compares and contrasts his own experiences as a young Irish immigrant in New York City during the 1950s to the descriptions of the young Liam Garrity in 1910s.
Check it out and give it a listen, should be fun! …Continue
Hello Folks! If you're in New York City on January 16th, come and see the famous writer and Irish/New York City personality Malachy McCourt (brother of Frank McCourt who wrote Angela's Ashes) read from Light of the Diddicoy!…Continue
I just wanted to take a quick break while we are in the middle of the group of “Irishtown” historical blogs to update a few things about the publication of Light of the Diddicoy come March of next year.…Continue
Originally posted at artofneed, Blog for the Auld Irishtown trilogy here: http://artofneed.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/the-brooklyn-irish/
Although Irishtown had been known as Brooklyn’s most recognizable, infamous waterfront neighborhood for…Continue
This was originally posted at artofneed, Blog for the Auld Irishtown trilogy here.
The history of …Continue
Review: "That’s That", by Colin Broderick
reviewed by Eamon Loingsigh
Innocently, children ask for things contrary to the idiosyncratic rules of adults. When answered a flat “no” without explanation, a mysterious void can be felt in the mind.
Not as innocently, teenagers demand things…Continue
I, for one, can’t wait. When the time longs into my soul and the creak in my knees cause gentle steps, I’ll grow long my eyebrows. I’ll let them loose on my face as I chase away the last days of my living.…Continue
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Originally posted at artofneed Blog for the Auld Irishtown trilogy:
The last few weeks, I tried to…