Ireland

Latest Book, The Curlew’s Call

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The Irish emigration saga that I have been working on for the last 12 months is now finished and the first draft is being circulated to a few suitable literary agents in the hope that it is good enough to catch their attention. I’m told that their desks are groaning under the weight of similar […]

Ireland

Persecution, Great Famines and Coffin Ships

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Whilst the devastating famines that had decimated the Irish population were seen as the main motivation for the masses to join their European neighbours and go to other parts of the world, there were more long term issues that spurred them on. For some interesting reading in the famines that tore the heart out of […]

Ireland

First Post

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BENBULBEN This mountain is an escarpment that dominates the County Sligo landscape from Bundoran to the town of Sligo. A sight that will stay in the memory of all of the poor wretches who left their homes, whether voluntarily or forced, to find a new life in America. In The Curlew’s call, my fourth book, […]