[permalink] [id link]
The Irish author grew up in the famous Republican stronghold of the Creggan Estate, Derry, Northern Ireland, at the height of the troubles and was a schoolboy witness to the tragic events of Bloody Sunday, 30 January 1972.
Some Related Sentences
Irish and author
Best-selling Irish investigative author, Don Mullan, published a boyhood memoir in 2006 called GORDON BANKS: A Hero Who Could Fly in which he wrote about the influence of the England goalkeeper on his life.
Inspired by Mullan's book, Edwards named the monument A Hero Who Could Fly and used the following quote from the Irish author on the monument:
In its heyday, many celebrities belonged to the Golden Dawn, such as actress Florence Farr, Irish revolutionary Maud Gonne, Irish writer William Butler Yeats, Welsh author Arthur Machen, English author Evelyn Underhill, and English author Aleister Crowley.
The family names, the predominant Catholic religion, the prevalence of Irish music – even the accents of the people – are so reminiscent of rural Ireland that Irish author Tim Pat Coogan has described Newfoundland as " the most Irish place in the world outside of Ireland ".
* 1914 – Michael Morris, 3rd Baron Killanin, Irish journalist and author, 6th President of the International Olympic Committee ( d. 1999 )
* 1904 – Irish author James Joyce begins a relationship with Nora Barnacle and subsequently uses the date to set the actions for his novel Ulysses ; this date is now traditionally called " Bloomsday ".
Smith returned to the theatre stage after some 20 years in August 2006, appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe festival in Allegiance, Irish journalist and author Mary Kenny's play about Churchill's encounter with the Irish nationalist leader Michael Collins in 1921.
Irish and grew
The first national association was the Irish Ladies Hockey Union in 1894, and though rebuffed by the Hockey Association, women's field hockey grew rapidly around the world.
There are brief but vivid descriptions of the South as it began and grew, with backgrounds of the main characters: the stylish and highbrow French, the gentlemanly English, the forced-to-flee and looked-down-upon Irish.
The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 grew out of tensions on the Southside, where Irish descendants and African Americans competed for jobs at the stockyards, and where both were crowded into substandard housing.
She quickly grew disenchanted with the group's moderate positions, however, especially its unwillingness to support Irish Home Rule and the aristocratic leadership of Archibald Primrose.
Duelling with firearms grew in popularity in the 18th century, especially with the adoption of the Irish Code Duello, " adopted at the Clonmel Summer Assizes in 1777 for the government of duellists by the gentlemen of County Tipperary, County Galway, County Mayo, County Sligo and County Roscommon, and prescribed for general adoption throughout Ireland.
In the 19th century the population of Grand Coteau grew with Acadian, Creole French, Irish, and German immigrants.
Bombay is named for the wife of Michael Hogan, an Irish ship captain who grew wealthy in the East India trade.
In 1883 the son of an Irish immigrant, Patrick Jay Hurley, grew up struggling as a miner in the nearby town of Lehigh, Ok. Hurley befriended an Indian boy who later became principal chief of the Choctaws and was allowed to use the family library for his studies.
The youngest of seven children born to a German mother and an Irish father, Gormley grew up in a wealthy Roman Catholic family living in Dewsbury Moor, West Yorkshire.
He grew up in the Spanish Netherlands and spent 40 years serving in the Irish regiment of the Spanish army.
Máire Philomena Ní Bhraonáin () was born and grew up as the eldest child of a very musical family in the remote parish of Gweedore ( Gaoth Dobhair ), in Ireland's northernmost county, Donegal, a Gaeltacht area in which the Irish language and tradition continue to flourish.
In his later years, MacBride lived in his mother's home, Roebuck House, that served as a meeting place for many years for Irish nationalists, as well as in the Parisian arrondissement where he grew up with his mother, and enjoyed strolling along boyhood paths.
Tunney is Irish American ; her father emigrated from Ireland and grew up in Orland Park, Illinois, a southwest suburb of Chicago.
At the same time, the Catholic Church grew rapidly, with a base in the German, Irish, Polish, and Italian immigrant communities, and a leadership drawn from the Irish.
He quickly grew bored of the mundane day-to-day work as a commissioner and missed the cut-and-thrust nature of Irish politics, which was going through a particularly unstable period.
Though always a keen sympathizer with the Irish people in their misfortunes and aspirations and he had criticized severely the methods by which the Act of Union was passed, Lecky, who grew up as a moderate Liberal, was from the first strenuously opposed to William Ewart Gladstone's policy of Home Rule and, in 1895, he was returned to parliament as Unionist member for Dublin University in a by-election.
He grew up in an Irish Canadian family with nine brothers and sisters, with younger brother David representing the riding of Ottawa South in the Canadian House of Commons since 2004.
Gallagher himself admitted in several interviews that at first there were not any international Irish acts until Van Morrison, Gallagher, and later, Phil Lynott and Thin Lizzy grew popular during the 1970s.
Mapplethorpe was born and grew up as a Roman Catholic of English and Irish heritage in Our Lady of the Snows Parish in Floral Park, Queens, New York.
Cabbagetown's name derives from the Irish immigrants who moved to the neighbourhood beginning in the late 1840s, said to have been so poor that they grew cabbage in their front yards.
Irish and up
The British and Irish Lions ( formerly known as the British Isles and the British Lions ) is a rugby union team made up of players from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
The 20 French and Bavarian battalions in Ramillies, supported by Irish dragoons and a small brigade of Cologne and Bavarian Guards under the Marquis de Maffei, put up a determined defence, initially driving back the attackers with severe losses.
The cost was high, however, as the government was required by the king to call two general elections in 1910 to validate its position and ended up frittering away most of its large majority, being left once again dependent on the Irish Nationalists.
This comb detail is also related to the centuries-old traditional romantic Irish story that, if you ever see a comb lying on the ground in Ireland, you must never pick it up, or the banshees ( or mermaids — stories vary ), having placed it there to lure unsuspecting humans, will spirit such gullible humans away.
In 2000, Charles wrote his first autobiography about his experiences growing up in Liverpool, titled No Irish, No Niggers.
There may be up to another 10, 000 Irish speakers from the Gaeltacht living and working in Dublin also.
The international record is held by Jimmy O ' Connor, an Irish player who notched up his hat trick in 2 minutes 13 seconds in 1967.
Germans, Irish, Poles, Swedes and Czechs made up nearly two-thirds of the foreign-born population ( by 1900, whites were 98. 1 % of the city's population ).
" Picking up this line of argument and declaring " a great departure from the principles of free contract ," Gladstone created an Irish Land Court with complete control over rents and other landlord-tenant issues.
Enya was born and brought up in Gweedore ( known in Irish as Gaoth Dobhair ), County Donegal, in the northwest corner of Ireland.
The Irish Volunteers — the smaller of the two forces resulting from the September 1914 split over support for the British war effort — set up a " headquarters staff " that included Patrick Pearse as Director of Military Organisation, Joseph Plunkett as Director of Military Operations and Thomas MacDonagh as Director of Training.
Elsewhere, rebel forces took up positions at the Four Courts, the centre of the Irish legal establishment, at Jacob's Biscuit Factory and Boland's Mill and at the hospital complex at South Dublin Union and the adjoining Distillery at Marrowbone Lane.
The debate which has been monitored by the Irish Times in its Renewing the Republic opinion pieces, has largely centred on the make up of the Oireachtas, the Irish parliament.
On September 2, 2000, Jeremy Irish emailed the gpsstash mailing list that he had registered the domain name geocaching. com and had set up his own Web site.
However, the usage of Irish diaspora is generally not limited by citizenship status, thus leading to an estimated ( and fluctuating ) membership of up to 80 million persons — the second and more emotive definition.
Erinville ( which means Irishville ), Salmon River, Ogden, Bantry ( named after Bantry Bay, County Cork, Ireland but now abandoned and grown up in trees ) among others, where Irish last names are prevalent and the accent is reminiscent of the Irish as well as the music, traditions, religion ( Roman Catholic ), and the love of Ireland itself.
The Irish road network has evolved separately in the two jurisdictions Ireland is divided up into, while the Irish rail network was mostly created prior to the partition of Ireland.
The rebel Volunteers were a minority faction among Irish nationalists and up to 200, 000 Irishmen were serving on the British side in the First World War.
Sinn Féin MPs elected in 1918 fulfilled their election promise not to take their seats in Westminster but instead set up an independent " Assembly of Ireland ", or Dáil Éireann, in the Irish language.