Your ancestors who immigrated to the United States filled out form SS-5 for their social security card. They were required to put full place of birth – not just country. They were also required to put the mother’s maiden name. Look for a social security number on…Continue
An Irishman You Probably Never Heard About But Should Have
The banner said in Spanish: Kidnapped – March 25, 1977– Walsh,…Continue
When I am called to duty, God
whenever flames may rage,
give me the strength to save some life
Whatever be its age.
Help me to embrace a little…Continue
Come with Cupid's Crusade -- an upscale singles adventure -- to the town of love on September 14th (2014) for 7 days. Meet the matchmaker himself, see the awe-inspiring beauty of Clare during your days, dance and find love at night. Sleep in a 4-star hotel, feast on wonderful food, see Galway City, the Aran Islands and much more. Love is in the air…Continue
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This is part one in a series of articles on "Searching for Your Irish Ancestors" written by Ireland-based professional genealogist Nicola Morris of Timeline Genealogy. You can…Continue
Orphan trains were a social experiment which transported the unwanted child and street kids from New York City, Boston, Chicago, and other crowded Northeastern cities to the Midwest U.S. for adoption. The genealogy of many of these 200,000 orphaned and abandoned kids who were moved…Continue
For centuries, Irish matchmakers have performed a vital service, bringing people together in love and marriage. It is a mysterious art, and the very best matchmakers have an almost magical quality to them.…Continue
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Are there no sacred boundaries we won't cross for the voyeuristic pleasure of the unrelenting…Continue
Sláinte, everyone. You know who you are ... single, great company, and would love to have someone to share future dreams. So come on a singles' adventure to County Clare, Ireland to the town of love -- Lisdoonvarna. Attend the 150-year-old matchmaking event and…Continue
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… that "Iron Bones" McNamara was our great-uncle.
There are a great many things my Father said and some encompassed his attitudes about what it took to get by in life. Some…Continue
Have a read below to find out more about this captivating, mad, "Irish-American Maurader!" This is a blog post from my own "Ildaite…Continue
|From an engraving by Jean Sorieul
Uniforms of the Irish Brigade of France from the 1750s. Note that red coats were worn…
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To be born on a Sunday was considered a sign of great sin during Puritan times; a “Sunday Baby” in the southern U.S. is an illegitimate child.
Want to know the day of the week you were born? www.onlineconversion.com/dayborn.htm
One glorious July morning, I was on my way to help John Joe Maher make hay, when I noticed a crowd of strangers in the town square. A film crew, so I strayed from my path and went to see what they were at.…Continue
The joys and jubilations of Irish red hair. Níl ach 1% de dhaonra an domhain Rua agus is in Éirinn agus in Albain is mó atá na daoine sin le fáil. Creideann roinnt de na heolaithe mbeidh aon duine rua ann i gceann 100 bliain.
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The Irish Minister for Arts, Jimmy Deenihan, has asked all people of Irish heritage to observe the minute’s silence on Sunday to respect our ancestors who perished, suffered and emigrated during an Gorta Mór, a period of mass starvation,…Continue
The Irish Cultural Society’s 2014 writing contest centered on James Joyce’s “A Painful Case” from Dubliners resulted in a happy Society which received 425 entries and a happy group of 36 high school students from Nassau County who won prizes for their…Continue
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On Wednesday, April 30, 2014 the City of Chicago City Council and Mayor Rahm Emanuel presented Colleen Marie Nolan, the 2014 Chicago Rose with a Resolution to congratulate her on being selected to participate in the Rose of Tralee selection in Ireland and for representing our fine city!
Colleen Nolan was selected as the Chicago Rose on April 5, 2014 at the Irish American…Continue
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