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Some Irish Nannies to the Rich and Famous

Margaretta Alexandra Eagar (1863 — 1936), was a Limerick woman who served as a nanny

 to the four daughters of Emperor and Empress Nicholas II…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on December 11, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Amanda McKittrick Ros -- 'World's Worst Poet'?

Anna Margaret Ross (née McKittrick; 8 December 1860–2 February 1939), was an Irish writer,  who used the nom de plume Amanda McKittrick Ros. She was born in Drumaness, County Down, on December 8, 1860.  She holds the…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on December 4, 2016 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

My Top Three Picks For Beginning Your Family Genealogy

FamilySearch, a nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations

* Irish Government Sponsored Website

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on December 3, 2016 at 10:00pm — No Comments

How Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page Led Me To Tara

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Well, how did Murray Heasman's interest in Celtic knotwork begin?  I used to play (well, try to play) a classical lute back mandolin (and before that, the Scottish bagpipes).  When in London, a friend and musician, Vince Millet of Secret…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on December 2, 2016 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

Hollywood's Irish Import Shop -- A Place for the Homesick

Rainy days, she says, are especially good for business. They make people homesick. (The little cottage you see behind her left shoulder is a little incense burner for peat -- which makes the store smell like Ireland.)…

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'New December' By Fergus Lyons: An Exhibition of Paintings

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Donkey Look 26cm x 28cm…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on December 2, 2016 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

Nagle Forge & Foundry -- Historically Inspired Jewelry Made in US

Nagle Forge & Foundry is a small family-operated casting company that specializes in crafting historically inspired and limited edition jewelry and clothing fasteners from the finest lead-free pewter, bronze, sterling silver, or 14-karat…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on December 1, 2016 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Take a Step Back -- Irish Roots Magazine

IRISH ROOTS magazine was first published in 1992 by Belgrave Publications. IRISH ROOTS Media Ltd acquired Irish Roots magazine in 2007 and the publication continues to go from strength to strength. IRISH ROOTS magazine aims to furnish readers with high quality informative content and to assist them to overcome the many hurdles so often encountered in Irish genealogy. Working with an accomplished team of experienced genealogists we pride ourselves in…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 28, 2016 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Lucille Yseult Dudley: The Woman Who Shot Rossa

In 1885, Lucy Coverdale, aka Lucille Yseult Dudley, made an unsucessful attempt on the life of Rossa. She was found to be insane at trial and ended up in a lunatic asylum at Auburn, in New York. Capt.…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 27, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Christmas Book Picks From Four Courts Press, #3

DOUBLE DISCOUNT for BLACK FRIDAY

From now until …

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 25, 2016 at 4:30am — No Comments

'Grave Matters' and Other Book Picks from Four Courts Press

DOUBLE DISCOUNT for BLACK FRIDAY

From now until …

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 22, 2016 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

John Russell Young With President Grant in Ireland

Born in Dunamanna, County Tyrone, Ireland. John Russell Young (November 20, 1840 – January 17, 1899) was a journalist, author, diplomat, and the seventh Librarian of the…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 19, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments

The Si-Og Company -- Collectible Dolls From the West of Ireland

The Si-Og Company is located just south of the River Shannon on the west coast of Ireland.

We specialize in making limited edition Collectible Dolls, which are handmade by…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 16, 2016 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Royal Tara Giftware in Galway, Ireland's City of the Tribes

For over 50 years, fine bone china table and giftware have been synonymous with Royal Tara Giftware in Galway, Ireland's City of the Tribes. A prosperous merchant town in the 16th century, when it was run by 14 successful…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 16, 2016 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Mary Margaret McBride -- 'The First Lady of Radio'

Mary Margaret McBride, "The First Lady of Radio," was born November 16, 1899, in Paris, Missouri, to an Irish-American father, Thomas Walker McBride and a Scottish American Mother, Elizabeth…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 15, 2016 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Guinness' and The Vancouver Lion's Gate Bridge - No Asians need apply

The Guinness family (of the Irish stout fame) were convinced to invest in the land on the north shore of Burrard Inlet in Vancouver Canada. On December 13, 1933, a vote…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 13, 2016 at 6:51pm — No Comments

Senator Joseph McCarthy: A Very Controversial Figure

Joseph Raymond "Joe" McCarthy (November 14, 1908 – May 2, 1957) was an American politician who served as a Senator from…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 13, 2016 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

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