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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," which was published by Three Rooms Press St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 2014. The second is "Exile on Bridge Street," also published by Three Rooms Press, due out October, 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

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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Escape to America

In support of all immigrants, their dreams and hopes, whether they be African, Mexican, Syrian or Irish, I am posting the first couple chapters of Light of the Diddicoy (2014), the first book in the Auld Irishtown trilogy for free. It … Continue reading

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The Girl Queen, Anna Lonergan

Spoilers! If you have not read Light of the Diddicoy and Exile on Bridge Street, the first two books in the Auld Irishtown trilogy, you will find out all kinds of secrets below. Men are animals. There’s no use in romanticizing it. All he wants … Continue reading

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The Angles of Thos Carmody

Spoilers! If you have not read Light of the Diddicoy and Exile on Bridge Street, the first two books in the Auld Irishtown trilogy, you will find out all kinds of secrets below. In 1894 my mother said I was … Continue reading

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Brooklyn, 2017

Like most people, I was ready for 2016 to end. Unfortunately, I don’t see things getting all that better for the evolution of humankind. We’re going to take a step backward in time from some of the progress we’ve made. But as some … Continue reading

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Blurbs

Two days left to enter @Goodreads #Giveaway of EXILE ON BRIDGE STREET @eamonLoi's classic #histfic #Irish #Brooklyn https://t.co/ZuYYxMseAO pic.twitter.com/EJRGl84pj5 — Three Rooms Press (@threeroomspress) December 28, 2016

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