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Making Ryan's Daughter Reviews

Making Ryan's Daughter by Paul Benedict Rowan

Making Ryan's Daughter: The Myths, Madness and Mastery

Paul Benedict Rowan

Score pending

1 review

Imprint: New Island Books
Publisher: New Island Books
Publication date: 1 Jul 2020
ISBN: 9781848407657
3 stars out of 5
Diarmaid Ferriter
19 Jul 2020

"entertaining, pacy and the product of considerable research and commendable effort,"

The recounting of all the yarns about drinking, fights, tantrums and childish feuds gets tiresome (Michum liked to blow up life-size plastic dolls and fly them from his caravan to annoy Lean and also peed in the sand and bared his backside to onlookers). But the impact of what the late Niall Tóibín, one of the “Hard Lads”, referred to as the “cloistral conditions” in Dingle is powerfully brought home.