Larry Kirwan

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KIRWAN: Spanning Divides and Widening Gulfs
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KIRWAN: Spanning Divides and Widening Gulfs
Michelle O’Neill’s elevation to become Northern Ireland’s First Minister was a momentous event, full of hope and possibility. Even in the glory day...
KIRWAN: The Enduring Legacy of 'The Silent Sentinels'
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KIRWAN: The Enduring Legacy of 'The Silent Sentinels'
They were called The Silent Sentinels. Members of the National Woman’s Party, 33 of them were sentenced to prison in November 1917 for protesting o...
KIRWAN:  Tis The Year That's In It
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KIRWAN: Tis The Year That's In It
Well, it’s finally here – 2024, the year of the bitch! Rest assured, sisters, this has nothing to do with any gender-based slur, rather a recogniti...
KIRWAN: Just Write it All Down
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KIRWAN: Just Write it All Down
“Any Irish person who’s not writing a memoir is a feckin’ eejit.” Frank McCourt was heard to proclaim when "Angela’s Ashes" became a bestseller. Bu...
KIRWAN: A Child's Christmas in.....Wexford
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KIRWAN: A Child's Christmas in.....Wexford
The first wave arrived home around December 15th and contained many seasoned “deep-sea” sailors. My father was often among them, suntanned from the...
KIRWAN: Thanks Shane For a Wonderful Memory
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KIRWAN: Thanks Shane For a Wonderful Memory
It was one of those moments you remember forever. I was standing stage-side at London’s Brixton Academy with Frank Murray, manager of The Pogues, S...
KIRWAN: Rockin' The Village and The Borough
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KIRWAN: Rockin' The Village and The Borough
There were bars, and there were bars, and then there was The Village Pub. It perched atop Bainbridge Avenue in The Bronx. It was a small place owne...
KIRWAN: On the Current State of the Arts
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KIRWAN: On the Current State of the Arts
Because I host Celtic Crush on SiriusXM, I am occasionally asked about the state of the arts nowadays. Well, Broadway has yet to fully recover from...
KIRWAN: Taking Stock of the New Belfast
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KIRWAN: Taking Stock of the New Belfast
If you don’t know Belfast, you don’t really know Ireland. That thought always strikes me as I’m departing from Ireland’s second largest city. Throu...
KIRWAN: Luke Kelly's Musical and Soulful Legacy
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KIRWAN: Luke Kelly's Musical and Soulful Legacy
In a recent Irish poll, Luke Kelly was voted “the best representative of Irish heritage.” What a distinction for this son of inner city Dublin who ...
KIRWAN: Until We Meet Again in the Spring
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KIRWAN: Until We Meet Again in the Spring
The ospreys are gone. They left in the weeks after Labor Day. When they get the call – genetic or atmospheric - they don’t delay, it’s a long way t...
KIRWAN Musings and Mutterings in a Country Graveyard
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KIRWAN Musings and Mutterings in a Country Graveyard
I often take a train to New Haven nowadays, and since I find trains very relaxing I invariably feel drowsy as we pull out of Grand Central Station....

 

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