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There is a site on the web devoted to finding out the history of your surname and what is the Irish Equivalent of you surname. It's a pretty spartan affair, but the website is very easy to use.
You can find it here: Sloinne
Thanks to the Irish Central website for the tip
From the website:
'Sloinne' is the Gaelic translation for 'Surname', the purpose of this website is to develop a comprehensive…Continue
Added by Greg Lynch Jr on January 14, 2015 at 12:15pm — No Comments
The Irish Cultural Society announces its annual writing contest for students in the 9th through 12th grades in the Nassau County high…Continue
While I was researching my Grand- mothers story ; I found it facilitating that I had know all these things about my grand-mother ; but did not really [in my child's mind] connect them to reality.
When she spoke about the cabins - as in ' you do not go cabin hunting' [to her grand-children] - I honestly thought that this was just a phrase she used to ensure that we did not stay in other peoples homes.
What in fact she was telling us was that her life had been spent in a…Continue
Added by That's Just How It Was on January 13, 2015 at 7:46am — No Comments
'The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.'
-- Edmund Burke
Added by That's Just How It Was on January 11, 2015 at 6:13am — No Comments
|National Army Museum
An officer from an Irish regiment of the Spanish army, 1808. The uniform coat would have been sky-blue.
DOMHNAIGH -- On January 11, 1775, Louis De Lacy,…Continue
Added by The Wild Geese on January 10, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments
What’s hard about doing your family tree is finding some branches you’d rather break off, and one that comes to mind is a Kentuckian, a Gregory, whose 19 slaves were identified only by gender and age in the 1850 census, as if they were machine parts rather than human beings. That’s…Continue
"Selma," a new film that just went wide to screens around the US, is an Interesting film, and for me as a student of the American, as well as the Irish, experiences, one well worth the investment to watch. The film narrates the epic events from…Continue
For the lucky women who were able to participate in Nollaig na mBan - it was considered a tradition to be a part of women’s gathering together for a celebration of their right to a ‘day off’ if you will !.
As it was a common held thought that a women was at the hearth of the family and on beck and call for their menfolk ; being entirely responsible for the whole running of the household…Continue
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' For the whole family , makeshift beds lined the wall's with little else in the way of furniture -possibly a couple of chairs, cloths, and well worn blankets that had been given to them by local charities'.
Added by That's Just How It Was on January 10, 2015 at 8:19am — No Comments
(Left: King John's Castle, Limerick)
Friday, 9th January 2015
Private collectors and members of the public are being asked to…Continue
From November 2013
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I’ve been thinking about the assassination of President Kennedy a lot the last two weeks. I will be…Continue
'Bridget's assumption that that her grandparents had been tenant farmers was gleaned from the many conversations that she would hear her parents and the neighbors talk speak about as times went by . These people who had evicted from their homes as the rich English Landlords all had to try and exist and live by any means available to them '
Added by That's Just How It Was on January 7, 2015 at 10:33am — No Comments
The only Irish attraction to make Conde Naste Travel Magazine's "20 Most Beautiful UNESCO Word Heritage Sites" was County Antrims's Giant's Causeway. The 40,000 basalt stone columns that stretch into the sea…Continue
Dear Mr MacNamara,
Thank you for your email in response to recent newspaper articles around Hungry, a recently commissioned script from Dublin-based writer Hugh Travers. The script is in the development stage and is not currently planned to air.
As a broadcaster, we always ensure that any programme or series produced on our behalf, complies with guidelines set down by the Ofcom Broadcasting Code.
Finally, please be assured that your concerns around the proposed content…Continue
New York -- News of the passing of former New York state Governor Mario Cuomo reminds me of one of several serendipitous encounters I had with the Governor, whom I once happily envisioned as US president. With his flights of eloquence, his progressive views, and staunch opposition to the death penalty, he seemed to exude the self-assurance and humanism…Continue
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