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Book: Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle

This book shows why Roddy Doyle can justifiably claim to be one of the best chroniclers of life in Dublin as it is. This is one of his best books. 524 more words


Meet the (Irish) Parents

This past weekend was a whirlwind of faces: parents, a brother, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, second cousins, cousins twice removed.  The Irish family, as I’ve come to experience first-hand, is extensive and close knit.  567 more words


DVD Review: The Commitments

Directed by Alan Parker

Certificate 15

Starring Robert Arkins, Andrew Strong, Johnny Murphy, Colm Meaney

Released on 19th September 2016

It’s an anniversary worth celebrating.  When it arrived back in 1991, 642 more words

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Oh, Play That Thing by Roddy Doyle

I love the work of Roddy Doyle. It started when I read The Commitments when it first came out and it has never wavered. His unique voice, complete with Irish as it’s spoken on the ground and in the neighborhoods of Dublin, is just a pure pleasure to read. 796 more words

The Commitments - 25th Anniversary Special Edition

“Have you got soul? If so the World’s hardest working band is looking for you”

25 years ago wannabe band manager Jimmy Rabbitte put this advert in the local newspaper and before long a lovable ragtag group of Dubliners got together to form the soulful sounds of… 370 more words

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The Commitments by Roddy Doyle

A confession: despite having seen the film, listened to the soundtrack and seen the stage play multiple times I genuinely had no idea that The Commitments started off as a book series. 287 more words

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Book Review | The Woman Who Walked Into Doors by Roddy Doyle

The Woman Who Walked Into Doorshurt me. It really hurt me. The kind of hurt where I was lying in bed at night reading it and my partner walked in to kiss me hello after coming home from a 12-hour shift in a 1,000 degree kitchen and I just batted him away without looking away from the book because how could someone possibly interrupt a person when they were going through something so emotional, hello! 205 more words

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