Tag Archives: Ireland

Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: The Cranberries

In evidence of one of the more strange and pointless rivalries that exist among fans of music, when I was a teenager and young adult, a close friend and I had an argument as to which of the noted Irish … Continue reading

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Book Review: Past And Present: History, Identity, And Politics In Ireland

Past And Present:  History, Identity, And Politics In Ireland, by Brian Walker The wonder about a book like this one is that the way that the author attempts to de-mystify claims of ancient animosity between the Irish and Scot-Irish in … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Graves Are Walking

The Graves Are Walking:  The Great Famine And The Saga Of The Irish People, by John Kelly I am not sure whether the historian of this book deserves blame, but when reading a book I felt rather exasperated at the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bongo Fury Novella Collection

Bongo Fury Novella Collection, by Simon Maltman [This book was provided free of charge by the author.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] As someone who has read quite a lot from the author [1], including the first two … Continue reading

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Book Review: Round Ireland With A Fridge

Round Ireland With A Fridge, by Tony Hawks This book answers a question that I do not believe I have ever wondered about, and that is how one successfully travels the circuit of Ireland with a fridge.  This book lives … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Book Of Migrations

A Book Of Migrations:  Some Passages In Ireland, by Rebecca Solnit This book was mercifully short, but frustrating to read.  There are times in this book where I wondered if the author would become self-aware, but sadly, such moments never … Continue reading

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Book Review: Judah’s Scepter And The Sacred Stone

Judah’s Scepter And The Sacred Stone, by D.A. Brittain [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookCrash.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Given my upbringing and the popularity of stories about the Israelite origin of the … Continue reading

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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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