All Blog Posts Tagged 'history' (32)

Loftus Hall - The Most Haunted House in Ireland!

 

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…

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Added by Alannah Ryane on October 31, 2013 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Diasporational: Stories from the Irish Diaspora

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…

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Added by Niall McArdle on September 27, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments


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Malevolent Murder and Ireland's first Tennis Star

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…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on September 7, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments


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The "Claddagh" Ring. By W. DILLON* taken from the Journal (June 1903) of Galway Archaeological and Historical Society

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…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on August 9, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Wexford Ancestors & Druids

UPDATE:  My Irish Backpacking, No-Low Budget, Roving Reporter Tour So Far!

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…

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Added by Alannah Ryane on July 21, 2013 at 5:00pm — 10 Comments

Some of our Irish and Indian History

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…

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Added by Stanley Garrett Hogan on July 3, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

3,000 Quakers Help the Irish During The Great Famine

By Susan Kimura



During…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 4, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Latest Irish Genealogy Links From Megan Smolenyak

I grabbed some Irish-related links from Megan Smolenyak, one of the world's leading genealogists, posted in a recent newsletter.

From the Huffington…

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Added by Alannah Ryane on April 15, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

This Week in Irish History - Apil 7 - April 13

DOMHNAIGH -- On April 7, 1865, Brig. Gen. Tom Smyth was mortally wounded at the battle of Farmville, Virginia. Born in County Cork,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 6, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Poor Liverpool Orphan Re-invents as Irish!

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…

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Added by Alannah Ryane on April 1, 2013 at 12:00pm — 12 Comments

Poet Siegfried Sassoon in Ireland

This controversial war hero finds calm, amid the stirrings

of revolution, in the countryside of Cork and…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 18, 2013 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

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