Stories of famous and infamous Irish people in Paris through the centuries
by Isadore Ryan
"Irish Paris", the fruit of almost four years work, is an illustrated history of over 100 Irish men and women--some famous, some infamous--in Paris through the centuries, from St. Fiacre to Brendan Behan. This book is a must for all lovers of Ireland and Paris (to the extent the two are reconcilable).
Living in Paris for most of the past 18 years, I have developed a strong interest in the history of this city and its inhabitants. For many years, I have been researching the history of the Irish in Paris. My impressionistic review of their exploits in La Ville Lumiere is contained in the book 'Irish Paris'. I am interested in continuing this project further, possibly by focusing more intensely on some characters in this book that deserve far more attention than they have received--The Count Gerald O'Kelly de Gallagh springs instantly to mind.
Irish Paris Published January 01, 2015