When a "family detective" starts researching “Royalty” connected to one’s family, there arises women known as “Mistresses” and “Concubines”. Most Kings had them. Do you know the difference in these terms or “titles”?
A concubine can be part of a harem, or a…Continue
Added by Dee Notaro on July 10, 2014 at 2:30am — 3 Comments
My Great-Grandfather Luke Gibbons is named after his grandfather who was born around 1780 in Ireland, probably in County Mayo. Luke is the son of Patrick Gibbons who was born in Ireland in 1806…Continue
Added by Fran Reddy on June 6, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Dr. Jane Lyons on May 25, 2014 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments
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…Continue
Added by Dr. Jane Lyons on May 19, 2014 at 3:30pm — 9 Comments
Seventy million Irish diaspora know they have something intense and unexplainable coursing through their DNA. Perhaps, more than any other country in the world, Ire-land has left an extremely strong emotional connection to it's land through the DNA of it's people. While we were…Continue
Added by Alannah Ryane on February 19, 2014 at 1:30pm — 17 Comments
At the encouragement of some fellow members of TheWildGeese.com, I'd like to introduce myself to everyone here with whom I have not had the privilege of interacting (yet). I've recently made the decision to combine two of my most ardent passions -- Irishness and photography -- into a new business venture. That business is called Irish Homeland Photography. I'm thrilled to be one of the very first…Continue
Added by Irish Homeland Photography on April 4, 2013 at 3:30am — No Comments
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