Brendan J. Byrne
Trevor Birney, Andrew Tully
“Socrates said, ‘loyalty is the holiest good in the human heart.’ I think a degree of loyalty is owed to family members and it should not be thrown aside because someone has faltered.”
These are the words of Bill Bulger – retired President of the University of Massachusetts, politician and life-long resident of South Boston. He is also the brother of career criminal Jimmy ‘Whitey’ Bulger and a man whose family name is woven into the fabric of the neighbourhood, a name as notorious and mythical as ‘Southie’ itself. With its narrow, triple-decker-lined streets, Irish-American heritage and fierce sense of loyalty, this corner of America has become the stuff of legend. But like any legend, the line between reality and mythology is a blurred one. Peeling back the layers of this iconic enclave, So Long Southie is the story of a place, the story of a family, the story of a story.