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Larry Kirwan

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KIRWAN: The Glorification of Vapid Notoriety
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KIRWAN: The Glorification of Vapid Notoriety
Neil Young had the biggest head of any musician I’d ever met. I’m talking literally, of course, not figuratively. He came to see Black 47 in Paddy ...
KIRWAN: A Force To Be Reckoned With
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KIRWAN: A Force To Be Reckoned With
Once a person of consequence, the priest’s housekeeper appears to have slipped quietly into the past. She was mostly a rural Irish phenomenon, for ...
KIRWAN: The Reason I am Writing This
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KIRWAN: The Reason I am Writing This
What do you think of that whole D.C. Jan. 6th affair? Was it an insurrection or just a bunch of feisty tourists dropping by the People's House to p...
KIRWAN:  Joy and Sadness of the Emigrant's Christmas
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KIRWAN: Joy and Sadness of the Emigrant's Christmas
Christmas! The very sound of the word can set the heart thumping, and yet there’s a vague unease associated with the word too, especially for the e...
KIRWAN: Oliver Cromwell's Unintended Gift
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KIRWAN: Oliver Cromwell's Unintended Gift
Isn’t it a terrible thing to open the New York Times and read the obituary of a friend, especially one you haven’t thought about in donkey’s years?...
KIRWAN: Chicago Irish Cling To Cherished Heritage
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KIRWAN: Chicago Irish Cling To Cherished Heritage
In the City of Chicago As the evening shadows fall There are people dreaming Of the hills of Donegal …. Luka Bloom It’s a rare piece of real estate...
KIRWAN: Eyeing Irish America From Bustling Chicago
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KIRWAN: Eyeing Irish America From Bustling Chicago
I’ve been in Chicago for four weeks now rehearsing the musical "Paradise Square" for an opening at the legendary Nederlander Theater on November 2....
LARRY KIRWAN: Emigration was a Big Step in a Misjudged Decade
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LARRY KIRWAN: Emigration was a Big Step in a Misjudged Decade
Emigration is a big step and yet many of us took it with little thought of the consequences. In my own case I was having a whale of a time leading ...
KIRWAN: Remember the Lost, Commemorate the Survivors
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KIRWAN: Remember the Lost, Commemorate the Survivors
I was checking the Mets box score when the plane thundered overhead. I slammed my forehead onto the table, certain my building would be hit. Moment...
LARRY KIRWAN: History and the 'What If' Factor LARRY KIRWAN: History and the 'What If' Factor
I’ve always been interested in political history, particularly when an interesting or controversial character is involved. Michael Collins and Dr. ...
I Could Be Writing for the Southern Cross
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I Could Be Writing for the Southern Cross
By Larry Kirwan Have you ever been down Argentina way? Talk about the eight Celtic nations - I’ve often felt that Argentina could claim number nine...

 

 

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