Tag Archives: Ireland

Book Review: A Chaser On The Rocks

A Chaster On The Rocks, by Simon Maltman [Note:  This book was given free of charge by the writer.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] If you are familiar with the author’s other work [1], there is a lot … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bongo Fury 2: Holiday For Skins

Bongo Fury 2:  Holiday For Skins, by Simon Maltman [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by the author.  All thoughts and feelings are my own.] The sequel to an excellent beginning [1], this book happens to up the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bongo Fury

Bongo Fury, by Simon Maltman [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Books Go Social.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Despite my ancestry, I don’t read nearly as much about the Scot-Irish of Northern Ireland (and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tracing Your Irish & British Roots

Tracing Your Irish & British Roots, by W. Daniel Quillen In retrospect, it may not have been wise for me to read two books by the same author so close together.  While I do read books on genealogy reasonably frequently … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Cripple Of Inishmaan

The Cripple Of Inishmaan, by Martin McDonagh This is the second play by the author I have read, and having been familiar with the author’s work now, it was easier to understand.  The cliches in both plays stood in sharp … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lieutenant Of Inishmore

The Lieutenant Of Inishmore, by Martin McDonagh Admittedly, this is the first play by the author I have read, and so I did not really know what I was getting into when I started.  I do enjoy reading plays from … Continue reading

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Book Review: Irish Gardening

Irish Gardening, by various authors I must admit, I did not realize Irish gardening was a thing, or that it would be considered so important for the gardening of Ireland to be recognized with its own journal just as Ireland … Continue reading

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Only When I Sleep: The Corrs And Insomnia

During my high school years, one of the many bands I became fond of listening to was the Irish group The Corrs.  During this time, I would occasionally have debates with friends of mine who thought the music of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Scotch-Irish: A Social History

The Scotch-Irish:  A Social History, by James G. Leyburn As someone who has a great deal of Scot-Irish in my background, which is evident in my light skin with freckles, I picked this book up as a way of reading … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Irish History And Culture

The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Irish History And Culture, by Sonja Massie Although I am generally fond of the Idiot’s Guide series [1], I found this book to be somewhat dissatisfying on at least a couple of grounds that are … Continue reading

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