The Riddles of Auld Irishtown #1

“What is there to be said?” Said the man who is nearly dead. 

“There’s just too much to say,” Say he. “So many facts in the way, for I only want you to know. Want you to feel how real my life was back when. All of it a symbol. So many! So nimble! The rhymes, the riddles so Diarmait of the Foreignerselegantly allied. But how can you know? How can you find? Well most certainly you cannot, without knowing the mysteries of histories from the O’Reilly’s of Breifne and the O’Connor’s of Connacht, Leinster, Munster & Ulster too. For who can you see, in the Auld Irishtown trilogy as a representative of the ancient glories of history?” 
First Riddle: 
T’was 1913 when Brooklyn fiefdoms reigned,
Dinny took power, dockboss jobs entertained,
Those loyal were given their place
While others were ignored, debased, 
Diarmait of the Foreigners has his home in this lore,
For who among the many
Would search long and plenty
To regain his kingdom, start a war? 
Answer – (not just the character’s name, but an explanation)

About eamonblog

I am Eamon Loingsigh, author of the Auld Irishtown trilogy. The first book in the trilogy is "Light of the Diddicoy," (Three Rooms Press 2014). The second is "Exile on Bridge Street," (Three Rooms Press 2016). This blog is mostly concerned with the books and the history of Brooklyn, the Irish-Americans and the gangs of Brooklyn and New York. I have also written lots of other stuff, namely two other books, the first called, "An Affair of Concoctions" and the book of poetry, "Love and Maladies." There are also articles sprinkled around the internet about anything from the anarchist movement of the Spanish Civil War to the French Symbolists of late 1800s Paris to the Irish Famine. With a degree in journalism and a passion for writing, there are lots of topics I have covered. To get in touch, send an email to: Oh by the way, my last name is pronounced "Lynch." Eamon Loingsigh
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One Response to The Riddles of Auld Irishtown #1

  1. eamonblog says:

    Granted, you may not be able to answer this until reading Exile on Bridge Street.

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