Posts Tagged ‘Ryan O’Neal’

Roots: The Ferocious and Fascinating O’Neills

Members of the O’Neill Clan (anglicized from Ui Néill, “Néill” meaning “champion”) can trace their origins back to Niall Noígíallach “of the Nine Hostages” (c. 361-452). Niall united all the provinces under his rule, using hostages as a way to get power and influence. He also was up for a spot of kidnapping and that’sRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Barry Lyndon Joins the Criterion Collection

In the annals of classic Irish films, Barry Lyndon holds a strange spot. It has impeccable credentials: the stars include Irish American, Ryan O’Neal, (best known for Love Story, What’s Up, Doc?, and Paper Moon, also featuring his daughter Tatum) and Armagh native Patrick Magee. There’s also good source material – the novel The LuckRead more..