Larry Kirwan

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KIRWAN: A To Do List For Bloomsday
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KIRWAN: A To Do List For Bloomsday
Who is this guy, James Joyce, and why does everyone go nuts about him around the middle of June every year? Well, this most enigmatic of Irishmen h...
KIRWAN: Voices For Their Time - And Ours Too
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KIRWAN: Voices For Their Time - And Ours Too
On a recent Celtic Crush/SiriusXM show, I featured songs about James Connolly and Joe Hill, along with "This Land is Your Land" by Woody Guthrie. A...
KIRWAN: Been There 'Dune' That
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KIRWAN: Been There 'Dune' That
Have you gone to see the movie, "Dune – Part 2" yet? I’ve seen both, though I regret to say I remember nothing about Part 1. That’s not to say I di...
KIRWAN: Alert to a More Silent Spring
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KIRWAN: Alert to a More Silent Spring
I’ve always been a bit of a tree-hugger. And why wouldn’t I, after spending so much time on my grandfather’s farm within a mile of Wexford town? Si...
KIRWAN: Remembering The King of Second Avenue
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KIRWAN: Remembering The King of Second Avenue
They don’t make them like Steve Duggan anymore. The question is – did they ever? The Monsignor was like many immigrants – neither here nor there. H...
KIRWAN: Humming Along, Humming and Humming
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KIRWAN: Humming Along, Humming and Humming
There are bands, and then there are great bands. What makes a band great? Well, obviously, the members, particularly if one, or all, have a vision....
KIRWAN: Ah, That Glint in Malachy's Eye
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KIRWAN: Ah, That Glint in Malachy's Eye
I first encountered Malachy McCourt at a sparsely attended Irish-Americans for McGovern meeting in the fall of 1972. He was accompanied by Brian He...
KIRWAN: Raging to Write 'All The Rage'
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KIRWAN: Raging to Write 'All The Rage'
One of the joys – and occasional banes – of writing a regular column is that it engages you with your readers. A recent column beginning with Frank...
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...

 

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