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Famous Irish Gangster - Pegleg Lonergan

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…

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Added by Eamon Loingsigh on April 8, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Big Momentum - Light of the Diddicoy

Light of the Diddicoy, the historical novel about Brooklyn's Empire Stores 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…

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Added by Eamon Loingsigh on April 2, 2014 at 1:56pm — No Comments

News & Info for 'Light of the Diddicoy'

Well, there has been non-stop action the past couple of weeks. Light of the Diddicoy has been released to the public and we are getting feedback…

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Added by Eamon Loingsigh on March 27, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

News & Reviews for 'Light of the Diddicoy'

Three quick things, then on to the reviews. First things first, the Kindle version of Light of the Diddicoy is now available! Yay. If you're interested, …
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Added by Eamon Loingsigh on March 9, 2014 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Gangs of Brooklyn

In 1876, the New York Times described the conditions across the East River before the Brooklyn Bridge connected the two cities.

“Desperate outrages by organized…

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Added by Eamon Loingsigh on February 18, 2014 at 10:00am — 10 Comments

Read Along with Mr. Malachy McCourt

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…

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Added by Eamon Loingsigh on January 24, 2014 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Barrow St. Theatre - Malachy McCourt & 'Light of the Diddicoy'

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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…

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Added by Eamon Loingsigh on January 19, 2014 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

WBAI Radio - 'Light of the Diddicoy'

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! …

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Added by Eamon Loingsigh on January 13, 2014 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Malachy McCourt to Reads from 'Light of the Diddicoy'!

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…

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Added by Eamon Loingsigh on December 19, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

November Update: 'Light of the Diddicoy'

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.…

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Added by Eamon Loingsigh on November 20, 2013 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

The Brooklyn Irish

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…

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Added by Eamon Loingsigh on November 4, 2013 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

Irishtown's Code of Silence

This was originally posted at artofneed, Blog for the Auld Irishtown trilogy here.

The history of …

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Added by Eamon Loingsigh on October 20, 2013 at 11:30am — 8 Comments

Childhood of 'The Troubles'

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…

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Added by Eamon Loingsigh on September 17, 2013 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Irish Influence on English Language

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Added by Eamon Loingsigh on September 12, 2013 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

'Longing Eyebrows' for Seamus Heaney

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.…

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Added by Eamon Loingsigh on August 30, 2013 at 9:30am — 7 Comments

'Light of the Diddicoy' Update

Originally posted at artofneed, Blog for the Auld Irishtown trilogy here: http://artofneed.wordpress.com/2013/08/27/691/

August Update

Eamon…

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Added by Eamon Loingsigh on August 28, 2013 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

An American Writing in Hibernian

by Eamon Loingsigh

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Added by Eamon Loingsigh on August 17, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Brooklyn's Irish-American White Hand Gang

Originally posted at artofneed Blog for the Auld Irishtown trilogy: 

http://artofneed.wordpress.com/2013/07/10/the-white-hand-gang/

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Added by Eamon Loingsigh on July 11, 2013 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

NYC Turn-of-the-Century Gangs (Irish and Others)

Gangs

Originally posted at ArtOfNeed blog for the Auld Irishtown Trilogy

By Eamon Loingsigh

Well, I’ve finally turned in the manuscript and in a month or so, I’ll hear back from Three Rooms Press concerning any edits considered.

The last few weeks, I tried to…

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Added by Eamon Loingsigh on June 19, 2013 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

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