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 office…Continue
Added by Alannah Ryane on November 16, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
The Halloween 'Legend of Loftus Hall Experience Tour for Adults Only' has been sold out for months! Having a wine and tapas bar and reserved table for after the tour had added to the value of this creative endeavour of the Hall's new owners.
Near the end of my recent trip to Ireland, Wexford maritime historian and writer Jack O'Leary took me down to…Continue
It was a big year for New Ross, County Wexford. In June the new visitor center opened…Continue
I posted a story yesterday about the Blind Irish Fiddler aboard the Bounty.
That story is part of a series - DIASPORATIONAL - featuring historical figures from the Irish Diaspora; Politicians, Hollywood stars, activists, writers.
All of the posts can be seen here on my blog
"Silence Exile Cunning ... Maple…Continue
Added by Niall McArdle on September 27, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Vere Thomas "St. Leger" Goold was born 2 October 1853 in Clonmel, County Tipperary. He rose to become the first Irish Tennis champion at the age of 25, but his stardom was fleeting and he descended into an alcohol-filled lifestyle.
He met the most charming Miss Marie Giraudin in a dressmakers shop in London. He fell for her wiles and they…Continue
Added by Nollaig 2016 on September 7, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments
The "Claddagh" Ring.
By W. DILLON*
Eings the device of which consists of two hands clasped in
sign of friendship are common. And the same may be said of
rings with a heart for the device. The emblematic character is
pretty obvious in either case. The ring worn locally by the peas-
antry as a wedding-ring, and…
Added by Nollaig 2016 on August 9, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
The Ferry to Rosslaire across the Irish Sea from Pembrook or a flight to Dublin from Warwickshire and a train down to the Parish of Carne and the most likely villages of my Scallion and Doyle ancestors? A bus to one of the two hostels in Gorey and/or pick up a tent and sleeping bag and camp out at beautiful…Continue
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,…
Added by The Wild Geese on May 4, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments
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
DOMHNAIGH -- On April 7, 1865, Brig. Gen. Tom Smyth was mortally wounded at the battle of Farmville, Virginia. Born in County Cork,…Continue
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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
By Kieron C. Punch
On April 16, 1917, Siegfried Sassoon,…Continue