Celebrating my 50 years in Canada

Posted by on Nov 11, 2016 in Brian's Blog, Emigration, Journalism, Music | 0 comments

In November 1966, I left Ireland and came to Canada for what I thought would be a two-year holiday. I never went back.

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John Ware wasn’t the only black settler in Alberta at the turn of the 20th century

Posted by on Feb 25, 2016 in Brian's Blog, Emigration | 0 comments

In this story that I wrote for the Calgary Herald in February 1999, I look at the history of black settlement in Alberta.

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I’ve started to write a novel!

Posted by on Nov 6, 2015 in Books, Brian's Blog, Emigration | 0 comments

It’s about an Irish-born Canadian newspaper columnist trying to solve the mystery of what happened to his ancestor who came to Canada in the 1840s and then disappeared.

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Why I left Dublin: A column written for the Irish Times

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Books, Brian's Blog, Emigration | 0 comments

‘I was just a restless guy with a passport who wanted to see if there was something better on the other side’

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