Dermot McEvoy was born in Dublin in 1950. For 25 years he was an editor/writer for Publishers Weekly magazine.
He is the author of five books including the novels "The 13th Apostle: A Novel of Michael Collins and the Irish Uprising," "Terrible Angel: A Novel of Michael Collins in New York," "Our Lady of Greenwich Village," and two nonfiction works: "Irish Miscellany" and "The Little Book of Irish Wisdom."
He lives in Jersey City, NJ.
146 people lost their lives changing working conditions in New York forever. Those who rushed to help and save the factory workers were largely Irish.
Dublin native Arthur Shields went from fighting in the 1916 Easter Rising to starring in The Quiet Man.
Allegedly his last words were “Sister, may all your sons be bishops.” Apocryphal or not, that story, unjustly, sums up the life of the writer.
George Brent, who as George Brendan Nolan in Ireland was a doppelganger of Michael Collins, went on to enjoy a Hollywood career after Ireland's Easter Rising.
On Feb 5 1921, John "Shankers" Ryan, a top British tout, was executed by Michael Collins’ Squad, in Nighttown.
On January 20, 1902, Kevin Barry was born in Dublin. His execution in 1920 is considered to be the "final straw" for Irish revolutionary leader Michael Collins.
The author of “Down the Nile” and “Whoredom in Kimmage.”
When they played Carnegie Hall in 1962 they included a wonderful 13-minute vignette of songs they remembered from their childhood.
In 1961, President Kennedy saved Christmas for a little girl who was concerned about the safety of Santa Claus.
The Irish got their nation, but they also got a Civil War.