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Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha — Roddy Doyle

I started this post ready to jump straight into a discussion of the book but while doing a little bit of background research I stumbled upon a surprising (at least to me) fact. 780 more words

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John Boyle O'Reilly - Roy Keane at Today in Irish History.

August 10: TODAY in Irish History:

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Snippets of Irish History by Conor Cunneen IrishmanSpeaks 

Conor is a Chicago based Motivational Humorous Business Speaker, Author and History buff. 608 more words

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The Testament of Mary — Colm Tóibín

As one walks through the San Polo sestiere of Venice heading south-west, it would be hard to miss a large brick church looming over the area. 1,353 more words

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Listen: Francis MacManus Award 2014

My short-listed short story The Last Time I Saw Valerie was broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 on July 31st as part of their Francis MacManus season. 37 more words

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Sebastian Barry's THE SECRET SCRIPTURE, p. 75

There’s been a fire in the girls’ wing of an orphanage in Sligo.  The narrator’s father is both a Presbyterian and a rat-catcher, could there be anything else so unholy in Catholic Sligo? 183 more words


In the Woods - Tana French (@tanafrench)

I found Tana French through another book reviewer I follow on Goodreads. While we don’t always have the same opinion on books, she’s always got an intriguing perspective. 1,554 more words