Nollaig 2016's Blog Posts Tagged 'history' (2)

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 charming Miss Marie Giraudin in a dressmakers shop in London.  He fell for her wiles and they…


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

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

The "Claddagh" Ring.


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

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