When I was asked to write a series of poems for an art exhibition in Australia earlier this year, I embarked on a dark voyage of discovery into the lives of Irish immigrant children 150 years ago.
Image: 'Image Above: Falling' by Jane Theau (2017)
There is a special brand of human misery so steeped…Continue
Father’s Day falls on Sunday, June 15th this year! Haven’t got a special gift picked out yet? Here’s a list of presents that any Irish dad would love sent from the Emerald Isle.
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I so enjoyed my interviews and interactions with US Genealogist Megan Smolenyak I thought you might enjoy them too. Last year we transferred them from the old website. Below are the links to my articles as well a a promotional video for her book "Hey America Your Roots our…Continue
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Ireland's worldwide invitation to the Irish diaspora to come home in the very ambitious and controversial countrywide event "The Gathering" has exceeded all expectations. A resounding success, especially for Irish tourism, the central statistics…Continue
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Hi my name is Stanley Garrett Hogan; I was born in Calcutta, India in 1946. I was the third child born to my mother and father. The eldest child a girl, Gloria died in early infancy at the tender age of 6 months, and then there was my older brother Geoffrey James Hogan who was born in Calcutta, in 1945. We were the fourth generation of Hogan’s to be born in India. I had a third brother Kenneth William Hogan, he was born in Australia. My father was Hubert “Sinclair” Hogan (it should have been…Continue
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By Susan Kimura
During Ireland's Great Famine 3,000 Irish Quakers contributed their time,…
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The Curragh, County Kildare - It’s who you are. Your blood, your genes and, some would say, your personality, can be influenced by your ancestors, the family members that came before you. It should be essential knowledge for anyone to have and yet there is hesitancy by many to undertake what seems an onerous…Continue
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I grabbed some Irish-related links from Megan Smolenyak, one of the world's leading genealogists, posted in a recent newsletter.
From the Huffington Post: 'Letter to Ireland Answered -- 28 Years…Continue
Added by Alannah Ryane on April 15, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
My 'Irish' GGrandfather was not Irish at all! I just discovered that my hunch that he deliberately hid his childhood turned out to be true and he did it by inventing an Irish background to camouflage everything about his parents poor Liverpool linage, but why did he choose to become Irish?
I received my package from Bernardos Children's home on Thursday so I had time over the Easter Weekend to comb through the information and insert it all into my family tree. I couldn't pull my…Continue