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Posted on June 10, 2021 at 10:00am 0 Comments 0 Likes
The Black & Tans 1920-1921 – A Complete List, Short History and Genealogical Guide by Jim Herlihy.
Rightfully described as ‘Ireland’s foremost authority on the history of Irish policing and police…Continue
Posted on August 1, 2019 at 7:30am 2 Comments 3 Likes
This, the latest book by retired Lt Col Dan Harvey, represents an admirably huge amount of meticulous research and yet is highly readable. I had been aware that my own local regiment – The Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry – had long connections with Ireland and that they…Continue
Posted on May 7, 2019 at 3:30am 0 Comments 1 Like
THE LABOUR HERCULES: The Irish Citizen Army and Irish Republicanism 1913-1923
[Irish Academic Press ISBN: 9781788550741]
Jeffrey Leddin’s latest book charts the rise and activities of Irish Labour’s first urban working-class militia. The Irish…Continue
Posted on September 4, 2016 at 6:00am 4 Comments 4 Likes
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…Continue
DJ, welcome to The (New) Wild Geese. And thanks for jumping right in on our discussion of " 'Tans' in the Family Attic."
Delighted to have you part of our growing worldwide Irish family!
Wanted to take a minute to welcome you here to The Wild Geese. It's a great little community which is blossoming into something big, little by little. Your book about the Black & Tans sounds fascinating. Great to have you here to add your perspectives.
Welcome aboard, DJ!
Thank you Gerry & Ryan. Delighted to be here. Been packing all day as am embarking on a mini book tour on Weds am, to Irish World Heritage Centre in Manchester UK and then on Friday to Dunlavin Arts Festival, Co Wicklow. Am off for some shuteye now, but will pop in again in the morning (UK time). Night all. :-D
Denise, congrats on your selection as our "Member of the Week"!
Thank you Ger. What an honour. I'm enjoying the site (in Co Waterford, Ireland, at the moment).
Hello DJ, thanks for asking to be my friend on here, hope you are well x
Thanks for accepting Lucy. I see we both have a Mayo connection. My mother was a Lyons from Aughamore, near Ballyhaunis in East Mayo. I'm heading over there (for first time since I was 3 years old) in 4 weeks for a bit of a 'gathering' with all my cousins. I'm hoping also to get a feel for the place as I thought I might write a book based on the maternal ancestry. My father's side are Northern Irish (Belfast & Carrickfergus) and I've published 2 novels based on the paternal ancestors and am currently writing another. I'm Manchester born but much travelled and living these days in Buckinghamshire, where I set up Chalfont Writers' Circle. I also research and write little local history books for my local history group. Best wishes. Denise [DJ Kelly]
Thanks Denise. And congratulations on the success of Running with Crows, both in book form and as a play. It seems to be going from strength to strength.
From one Kelly to another.
Happy Christmas - Joe
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