There’s many a lonely hearth-stone tonight in wide Mayo,
There’s many a gallant heart content again can never know
But darkest woe and grief for him the saintly true and tried,
Who on the Saxon scaffold that day for freedom died.
-- From “The Priest of Addergool,” by William Rooney (Founder of…Continue
Added by Joe Gannon on November 26, 2016 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments
In 2013 our annual trek to the Ireland brought us to a pleasant small cottage in the little village of Lahardane, County Mayo. The choice had been more about it being a centrally located…Continue
Added by Joe Gannon on July 24, 2015 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments
One hundred and one years ago today, 14 people from Addergoole Parish, County Mayo, left for America from Queenstown (today known as Cobh) on the maiden voyage of the Titanic. Only three would survive.
These emigrants are still remembered by relatives each April with an early morning ceremony in Lahardane, County…Continue
Added by Jim Curley on April 11, 2013 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments
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