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Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘The Weir’ by Conor McPherson at the Irish Rep

Conor McPherson, 'The Weir,' Ciarán O'Reilly, Amanda Quaid, Paul O'Brien, Tim Ruddy, DR2 Theatre, Irish Repertory Theatre

There is nothing like a ghostly story to perk up one's mind and ears. And for three men and a woman in a remote pub in rural Ireland, the stories are real, even though in the light of dawn, ghosts fade away. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘The Weir’ by Conor McPherson at the Irish Repertory Theatre

The Irish Repertory Theatre’s production of Conor McPherson’s THE WEIR, directed by Ciarán O'Reilly. Pictured, L. to R.: John Keating, Sean Gormley, Tim Ruddy, Paul O'Brien and Amanda Quaid Photo Credit: CAROL ROSEGG

A the denizens of an Irish country pub chat and gossip, then go on to spin the supernatural tales that are the meat of the drama, a vivid outside world of time and space unfolds – and a world beyond as well. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off Broadway): ‘The Belle of Belfast’

'The Belle of Belfast,' Kate Lydic, Hamish Allan-Headley, Irish Repertory Theatre, Belfast, Ireland

Belfast, Ireland in 1985 is home to the fiery and foul-mouthed Anne Malloy who lives with her Aunt Emma Malloy who seeks the help of the Catholic Church in a frequent confession of her sins which are practically non existant. Anne, too seeks confession, but for a different reason which has more to do with the good looking Father Reilly than salvation of her soul. The Troubles are the backdrop in the lives of the characters, but these individuals have inured themselves to the violence as they try to cope as best they can. The issue is how successfully can you cope when you live in a war zone? Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘The Belle of Belfast’ by Nate Rufus Edelman

A scene from 'The Belle of Belfast' - with Arielle Hoffman and Kate Lydic. Photo: Carol Rosegg

The Irish Rep presents a new play that's old-fashioned in the best way, a funny, sad, affecting and deep tale of forbidden passion and survival amid senseless violence. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘The McGowan Trilogy’ by Seamus Scanlon

Paul Nugent as Victor M. McGowan in 'The McGowan Trilogy' by Seamus Scanlon. Photo by Sam Smith-Stevens.

This taut and suspenseful character play concerns a youth, a 'charming bad boy' with murderous urges, who lends his services to the IRA. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Calvary’

Kelly Reilly and Brendan Gleeson

Brendan Gleeson dominates this bleakly-humored study of a committed priest who maintains his vigilance even as his church crumbles and his life is threatened by one of his own parishioners. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Secret Dublin: An Unusual Guide by Pól Ó Conghaile – Jonglez Publishing’

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A vacationing traveler could wander Dublin for months and not encounter half of the great resources in this guide Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Eagle Has Landed’ by Jack Higgins

Book Review The Eagle Has Landed by Jack Higgins

An excellent read for fans of Second World War stories. Read More »

Irish Poet Seamus Heaney Dies – A Poet for His Homeland and the World

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One of the things that made Heaney’s work so lasting and memorable was that it connected humanity to something intangible, yet however spiritual, it reminded us of earthly realities in the process. Read More »

Lost at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City

A New Yorker gets separated from a friend from Dublin at the St. Patrick's Day Parade. Read More »