All Blog Posts Tagged 'Preservation' (89)


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Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Eámonn Ceannt

Éamonn Ceannt is a little-known leader of the 1916 Easter Rising. Born in Ballymoe in County Galway, he was one of nine children. His father was an RIC Officer…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on January 26, 2015 at 12:30pm — 17 Comments

Cognitive Advantages for Speakers of Irish and Gaeligeoiri of Irish-Medium Schools

Irish is considered to be the first uttered literary language of Europe. The ancient Gaeilge of Ireland served as the seed language for Scottish Gaelic and Manx, just as the venerable Irish gene pool originally spread north and east to Scotland, to the west of England, and beyond.…

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Added by Jeanne D'Brant on December 14, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments


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Searching for Your Irish Ancestors, Part 5 – Estate Records

Administration of the estates of the landed gentry in Ireland during the Victorian era was meticulous.  Large estates employed agents, accountants, solicitors, valuators and cartographers, all of whom created detailed records.  These collections, if they survive, can be a treasure…

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Added by Timeline Genealogy on September 27, 2014 at 1:02am — 1 Comment

American University to Study Irish Tongue ... Literally

“Although we all have tongues, we are surprisingly bad at knowing precisely what they're doing or conveying that to others,” says UC Santa Cruz professor of linguistics Jaye Padgett.

Tongue motion, it turns out, is crucial to the documentation of endangered…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on September 23, 2014 at 1:14pm — 3 Comments

Building a Specialized Vocabulary in Gaeilge

If you've studied Gaeilge for any amount of time in the United States than you probably have experienced the problem of expanding beyond the basic vocabulary. However, if you live in Ireland you might have a different experience. For those who want to learn advanced vocab there is a studying method which is always helpful to those…

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Added by David Joyce on September 17, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

'The Loneliest Boy In The World': A Welcome Addition to the Blasket Island Canon

"The Loneliest Boy In The World"

Gearóid Cheaist Ó Catháin with Patricia Ahern (Collins Press, 2014)

Review by Felicity Hayes-McCoy.

 

At the westernmost end of Ireland’s Dingle peninsula,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 17, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Learning How to Speak Like a Native Irish Speaker

Like any other language, the goal is to constantly aim for a higher level of written and spoken understanding. The path to this enlightenment can be achieved by taking the next step of predicting what native speaks would say in person, on the radio, or on television.To begin,…

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Added by David Joyce on September 9, 2014 at 9:00pm — 9 Comments

The Fate of Fort Patrick Kelly

Ladies and Gents,

Good day to you all. Late joiner to the party here but none-the-less hopefully bringing an important message to you all. 

Fort Patrick Kelly is named for the famed leader of the Irish Brigade,…

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Added by Patrick Kelly on August 14, 2014 at 1:00pm — 11 Comments

'The Quiet Man' Cottage: On the Brink of Extinction

On the afternoon of Wednesday, 6 August, 2014, our own Ryan O'Rourke had the opportunity to visit the site of the old White O'Morn Cottage in Tiernakill, Maumm, County Galway.  This old site, which now lies in ruins, is better known to the world as "The Quiet Man Cottage."  The…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 12, 2014 at 4:30pm — 9 Comments

91 Years and Counting: Connemara and its Pony

The Annual Connemara Pony Festival takes place in Clifden, County Galway from Sunday the 27th through Sunday the 24th of August. The highlight of the festival is the Connemara Pony Show on Thursday and Friday. To mark this important annual event, I'd like to offer this brief primer…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on August 11, 2014 at 12:00pm — 10 Comments

Caiseal a' Bhaoisgin -- Often Overlooked, Not To Be Missed

Creevykeel Court Tomb is made up of a long, trapeze shaped cairn which encloses an oval court, and a burial chamber that is…

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Added by Bit Devine on July 28, 2014 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments


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Searching for Your Irish Ancestors, Part 3 – The Roman Catholic Parish Registers

This is part four in a series of articles on "Searching for Your Irish Ancestors" written by Ireland-based professional genealogist Nicola Morris of Timeline Genealogy. You can find…

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Added by Timeline Genealogy on July 23, 2014 at 8:30am — 3 Comments


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Delta Sensory Gardens and Garden Centre

Delta Sensory Gardens and Garden Centre, Strawhall Estate, Carlow t: 059-9143527 w: www.deltasensorygardens.com
Delta Sensory Gardens consist of a series of interconnecting gardens of a multi-sensory nature covering 2.5 acres (1 hectare). The gardens offer…
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Added by Celtic Tours World Vacations on June 20, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

'The Real McCoy'

In our genealogy classes, we often investigate the origin of the surname.  In one case, this led to an interesting historical fact about the phrase “The Real McCoy.”

McCoy: “A common surname of Scottish origin in…

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Added by Dee Notaro on June 15, 2014 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

Queen Elizabeth's Irish Phrasebook

In the 1560s, Queen Elizabeth I began to see the value in becoming familiar with the Irish language.  The Queen was already well versed in the French, Italian, Latin and Greek languages.  There can be little doubt that her interest in the Irish language was brought on by her desire…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on June 4, 2014 at 3:00am — 5 Comments


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Griffith's 'Primary Valuation of Tenements'

The mention of Irish land and property records causes many people to switch off and say that their people never owned property in Ireland. Indeed, it is true to say that very few people in 18th and 19th century Ireland owned their own property!

However, a wonderful…

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Added by Helen Kelly Genealogy on June 3, 2014 at 3:30am — 3 Comments

Magnificent Cromwell-Era Maps of Ireland Unveiled

Ireland in the 1650s lay in ruins. Twelve years of calamitous warfare had destroyed the country's infrastructure and resulted in the death of over 20% of the Irish population.

In August 1649 the New Model Army, led by Oliver Cromwell, went to Ireland to re-occupy the country following the Irish Rebellion of…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on May 26, 2014 at 3:00am — No Comments

Cilliní, An Issue of Remembrance, Part 3 of 3

(First published 2012) Last year's BBC documentary on Ireland's "Limbo Babies" brought to light an emotionally charged issue that affected almost all of our Irish ancestors.  Ever since the Roman Catholic Church declared that the non-baptized were forbidden burial in…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 7, 2014 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Archaeologist Uncovering More Secrets of Ireland's Cilliní in Belfast, Part 2 of 3

Part 2 of 3: Belfast's Milltown Cemetery: Atmosphere ‘tense,’ ‘emotions … just below the surface’

(Images courtesy of Toni Maguire)

(First published 2012) Last year’s BBC documentary on Ireland's "Limbo Babies" [featured on our Family History YouTube…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 7, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Archaeologist Uncovering More Secrets of Ireland's Cillíní Burials in Belfast

In Milltown Cemetery's unconsecrated cillíní

lie the graves of thousands of unbaptized…
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Added by The Wild Geese on May 7, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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