WHAT I LEARNED from EAMON LOINGSIGH about MY BROOKLYN ANCESTOR

By Charles R. Hale   History is replete with stories of the wealthy, but the stories of the poor and dispossessed are rarely recorded.  The Keatings (my maternal grandmother’s grandparents) were poor Irish immigrants and finding material concerning their lives in newspapers or books was improbable.  I discovered, however, if the news wasn’t good, it…

"SPOTLIGHT ON" AUTHOR and HISTORIAN EAMON LOINGSIGH

Who is Eamon Loingsigh? Author of fiction, including Light of the Diddicoy (Three Rooms Press) and Irish-American historian. With boots on the ground, telling the tales of those who have to fight from the very bottom of the social strata with dignity, humility and hard work as their only weapon. When there was not a system in…