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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: eamonloingsigh@gmail.com. Oh by the way, my last name is pronounced "Lynch." Eamon Loingsigh

Irishtown: Episode 1

Irishtown: The only art is survival The web series Irishtown has officially released its first episode. Follow the link below and click on: Irishtown Ep. 1: Treachery of the White Hand. Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTMlNc4jZPo&t=5s With its noir-influenced, black-and-white style and an ingenious … Continue reading

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Irishtown Update

The web series “Irishtown,” which is based on the first two books of the AULD IRISHTOWN trilogy, has run into some delays. Not to worry though! By no means is it cancelled. Although, we will probably finish two to three … Continue reading

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Irishtown – Web Series Introduction

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Irishtown – Web Series Trailer

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PRESS RELEASE: Irishtown series

 The episodes of “Irishtown” take place immediately following the end of EXILE ON BRIDGE STREET, the second book in the AULD IRISHTOWN trilogy, which is February of 1919. ~ The dramatic stories will be told from the perspective of characters in … Continue reading

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When We Were Immigrants

On St. Patrick’s Day, 2017, I was invited to speak at Brooklyn’s Borough Hall with Borough President Eric Adams at the traditional Al O’Hagan breakfast. Below is the speech given.  St. Patrick’s Day has become a day of green top-hats, … Continue reading

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Snow by the Cemetery

The world is beautiful because of all the horror we’ve seen and know. Without horror, we would not have beauty. When I looked outside my window and saw it was snowing, I threw on a jacket, boots and my hat … Continue reading

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