Irish Americans consider corned beef with cabbage Irish
Irishmen and Irishwomen associate with Irish Americans in unexpected ways in the action drama The Devil’s Own.
• The crime thriller brings audiences full circle from one rural family’s experience with assassination in an isolated Cookstown District home near Northern Ireland’s largest freshwater lake, Lough Neagh, in 1972 all the way to stand-offs in the waters around New York City 20+ years later, in winter/spring 1993.
It considers the impacts of English and Irish political disagreements upon Irish Americans who seek to forge sometimes different, sometimes similar experiences, identities, memories, and opportunities on the pond’s west side from Northern Irelanders on the pond’s northeastern configuration as:
• the Celtic and Irish Seas; and
• the North and St. George’s Channels.