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How Have the Lives of Irish Women Changed?

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From Brehon law, to the Rising, and certainly in the present day, women have always played a major role in Irish…Continue

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DOMHNAIGH -- On December 4, 1887, Maria Winifred (Winnie) Carney, trade unionist and revolutionary, was born at Fisher's Hill, Bangor, Co. Down. Her father, Alfred, was a protestant, and her mother, Sarah (Cassidy) was a catholic. Winnie was reared as a catholic. Shortly after her birth, her family moved to…See More
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This Week in the History of the Irish: December 4 - December 10

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DOMHNAIGH -- On December 4, 1887, Maria Winifred (Winnie) Carney, trade unionist and revolutionary, was born at Fisher's Hill, Bangor, Co. Down. Her father, Alfred, was a protestant,…

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MÁIRT -- On November 29, 1895, Denny Lane (left), author and poet, and member of the revolutionary Young Ireland party, died in Cork. Lane was born in Riverstown, near Glanmire in County Cork, in 1818. Denny attended Trinity College, Dublin. While a student…

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DOMHNAIGH -- On the morning of Nov. 20, 1917, the 16th Irish Division of the British army assaulted an area of the German lines known as "Tunnel Trench," named for an elaborate tunnel system that ran along it. The attack was meant as a diversion for the main attack,…

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CÉADAOIN -- On Nov. 16, 1814, Michael Kelly Lawler, general in the Union army during the American Civil War, was born in County Kildare, Ireland. Lawler emigrated to the United States with his family at just 2 years of age. His family moved from New York to Maryland, and finally to Gallatin…

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At 4:15pm on March 6, 2013, Gerry Regan said…

Fascinating, Jim. We really need to introduce you to our colleague Kieron Punch. He's a member, so perhaps you can look him up and reach out. You'd have a fair amount to share! He's a keen student of The Great War and Ireland's freedom struggle among other things.

At 1:31pm on April 22, 2013, Sheila Lucy Hemmings said…

My own family on my father's side were in the Military and ser ved in most of the major conflicts of the 19th and 2oth centuries, from the Zulu Wars to both Boer Wars and both World Wars, my great great grandfather and great grandfather served with pricess Charlotte's Regiment which became The Berkshire, then the Royal Berkshire Regiment, my great grandfather transferred to The Connaught Rangers, I only found this out last year when I went back to Ballina after 30 years, I also found out that my grandfather and great uncles were quite local celebs, playing for The Ballina Stephenites, who won The Croke Cup in 1908/09 (Irish football)

At 5:35pm on April 22, 2013, Gerry Regan said…

Sheila, Kieron is definitely someone who would enjoy hearing about this. Hope he finds it. How far back have you been able to trace your ancestry?

At 2:15pm on April 23, 2013, Jim Curley said…
Hi Ryan:

The "send" button seems to be stuck.

I'd be delighted to respond to questions. Fire away.

Jim
At 5:46am on May 14, 2013, Rose Maurer said…

I have just received an unexpected surprise via e-mail from Ryan O'Rourke, informing me that I have won a copy of "The Galway Stories" - to say that I am delighted is an understatement! Rhetorical question, strictly tongue in cheek "Is it possible to become Irish by association?". Greetings to all,

Rose Maurer 

South Africa

At 3:17pm on May 20, 2013, Rose Maurer said…

Hi all

I have just read 'Setting the Truth Free' by Julieann Campbell (Liberties Press, Dublin, 2012) which I ordered via the Internet on the recommendation of Keith Harkin of the Celtic Thunder Group. I am aware it is not a weighty, intellectual tome, but found it immensely moving, and would be interested in the responses/opinions of any TWG members who may have read it

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At 12:20pm on May 21, 2013, Gerry Regan said…

Rose, might you review the book for us, so we can learn more about it, using your personal blog on WG. I've not heard of the book, though now I'm intrigued by your findings.

At 3:19am on May 22, 2013, Rose Maurer said…

Hi Ger

I would be happy to do so, given a spot of time.

At 10:35am on May 22, 2013, Gerry Regan said…

Looking forward to getting your more protracted view of the book, then, Rose. Go raibh mile maith agat!

At 11:49am on May 23, 2013, Sheila Lucy Hemmings said…

Hello Gerry, sorry I have just seen your reply to my post, so far I have only been able to find put about my great great grandfather who would have been born around 1812, then my great grandfather, and grandfather. I believe that the Boshell family originated in Alsace Lorraine and came to England first presumably after the Revolution, but I am still working on that, my great grandmother's family, the McLaughlins originated in Donegal I believe and I will be looking into that when I go over to Ballina in August.

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