All Blog Posts Tagged 'Kilkenny' (11)

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Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Tomás Mac Donnchadha

Tomás Mac Donnchadha, or Thomas MacDonagh (1 February 1878 – 3 May 1916), was born in Cloughjordan, County Tipperary, to Joseph and Mary MacDonagh (nee Parker).  Both his parents were intellectuals and…


Added by That's Just How It Was on February 28, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Eugene O'Neill: Deep, Dark Irish Literary Genius

Eugene Gladstone O'Neill (1888 – 1953) was an American playwright and Nobel laureate in Literature. Born in a Broadway hotel room in Longacre Square (now Times Square), in the Barrett Hotel. He was the son of Irish immigrant actor James O'Neill, Rosbercon, County…


Added by Dee Notaro on September 9, 2014 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

Gáirdín an Ghorta - The Famine Garden - Newmarket, Co. Kilkenny

To really understand Gáirdín an Ghorta, and its pathways, please go to our Facebook page and click on pictures and then click on our albums  and then click on the album, "A Walk Through the Famine Garden," and you…


Added by Willie Barron on July 22, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Gáirdín an Ghorta - The Famine Garden

Hi all at The Wild Geese, 

Please check out our Facebook link above about our Famine Garden in Newmarket, County Kilkenny and let us know what you think of it:…


Added by Willie Barron on July 22, 2014 at 4:59am — 2 Comments

Another 'Fairy Trip'

Bit, I told Janet earlier about you calling these kind of trips I make Fairy Trips....and she laughed. Later, she turned round and asked me what I had said about Fairies.

The more I think about this, I smile - travelling through Ireland with nary a care in the world, not worrying about where you are going because when you get there you will find something worth remembering - it is actually a fairy trip. Earlier today we were trying to get home from Castlecomer and I saw a sign…


Added by Dr. Jane Lyons on May 25, 2014 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Muster Roll Kilkenny, 1685

Names have been extracted from a paper published in the “Proceedings and Transactions of the Kilkenny and the South-East of Ireland Archaeological Society” Vol 3. 1855. pp. 231-274

The article was written by John G. A. Prim.

and yes, you can…


Added by Dr. Jane Lyons on May 20, 2014 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Genealogy of Others & Introduction

I transcribe gravestones in Ireland as well as transcribing information from parish records.  I began transcribing the words of pre 1901 gravestones in 1996.  

I have a website which was created in 2001 and two years ago we put 170,000 gravestone and church photographs online.  I indexed the names off every stone I could read and we have that index online as well.  The numbers of gravestone photographs have increased since that time and the places I have been to stretch from…


Added by Dr. Jane Lyons on May 19, 2014 at 3:30pm — 9 Comments

St. Nick Buried in Kilkenny? A Community Chat with Maeve O'Connell

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE Community Chat chat hosted here at on Monday, December 9, 2013.  The focus for the discussion was the fascinating discovery of Newtown Jerpoint in County Kilkenny, where St. Nicholas' remains (as in Santa Claus) are purported to be buried.  The owner of…


Added by The Wild Geese on December 11, 2013 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

The Blind Irish Fiddler and 'The Mutiny on the Bounty'

Say the word "mutiny," and it is a fair bet that most people will immediately think Bounty. Maritime history is filled with tales of desertion and revolt against a ship’s captain, some bloodier than others, but none…


Added by Niall McArdle on September 26, 2013 at 5:00pm — 8 Comments

'South Wind': Awakening the Silent Voices of America's Civil War

Jed Marum, a Boston lad who now calls Texas home, is a storyteller in true fashion of the Seanchaí of old.  He traces his heritage and roots back to Kilkenny and Galway. I can easily see him amongst the Bards of old entertaining Kings and commoners alike. 

Jed  has been performing on the Folk and Celtic music…


Added by Bit Devine on June 12, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

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