Nollaig 2016's Blog – May 2014 Archive (12)

Daniel O'Connell: The LI - BEER - ATOR

I wonder if Daniel would have been happy about this ad which was very popular c1900s. Here is some info from Wikipedia re his connections with the licensed trade

O'Connell assisted his younger son, Daniel junior, to acquire the Phoenix Brewery in James's Street, Dublin in 1831. The brewery produced a brand known as "O'Connell's Ale" and enjoyed some popularity.…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on May 28, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Top 5 Things Irishmen Should Not Ask Donald Trump About His Hair

5 Is it thatched like my cottage?

4 Irish Spring and hair body wash?

3 About that wind farm near Doonbeg golf course?

2 Are you sensitive like most redheads?

1 Did the banshee lend you hers for the comb…

Added by Nollaig 2016 on May 23, 2014 at 9:37pm — No Comments

For Our Members Affected by the 2014 California Wildfires

 

Fireman's Prayer 

When I am called to duty, God

whenever flames may rage,

give me the strength to save some life

Whatever be its age.

 

Help me to embrace a little…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on May 16, 2014 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Rua: What is it Like to be Red-Haired?

The joys and jubilations of Irish red hair. Níl ach 1% de dhaonra an domhain Rua agus is in Éirinn agus in Albain is mó atá na daoine sin le fáil. Creideann roinnt de na heolaithe mbeidh aon duine rua ann i gceann 100 bliain. 

Added by Nollaig 2016 on May 9, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments

A Minute’s Silence to Respect Those Affected by 'An Gorta Mór'

The Irish Minister for Arts, Jimmy Deenihan, has asked all people of Irish heritage to observe the minute’s silence on Sunday to respect our ancestors who perished, suffered and emigrated during an Gorta Mór, a period of mass starvation,…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on May 9, 2014 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

May 8, the anniversary of the date when the World War II Allies accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich.

The Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War (May 8 and May 9) is an annual international day of remembrance designated by Resolution 59/26 of the …

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on May 7, 2014 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Kilbride, County Meath - Hickey Side of the Family

  • Note the boys dressed as girls for fear the fairies would take them :)

Added by Nollaig 2016 on May 6, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Andrew McNally (1838 – 7 May 1904 - Rand, McNally)

Andrew McNally (1838 – 7 May 1904) was born in Armagh, Northern Ireland, and immigrated to New York City in 1857. A printer by trade, he moved to Chicago in 1858 and got a job in a print shop owned by William Rand at a wage of $9 per week. Rand and McNally became business partners and incorporated Rand, McNally & Co. in 1868, becoming one of the…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on May 5, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Mary Dixon Kies was an early 19th-century Irish American who was the first recipient of a patent granted to a woman by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, on May 5, 1809

Mary Dixon Kies was an early 19th-century Irish American who was the first recipient of a patent granted to a woman by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, on May 5, 1809, which was for a technique of weaving straw with silk and thread. Her father was John Dixon born in 1679 in Ulster …

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on May 4, 2014 at 4:36pm — No Comments

The Quilty Heroes

In October, 1907, a tremendous hurricane drove the French vessel Leon XIII on the rocks close to the village of Quilty; there she stuck fast while the huge waves kept battering her to pieces and her famished and shivering crew climbed into the rigging. All day they were seen from the shore appealing for aid; all night…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on May 3, 2014 at 8:23pm — 1 Comment

'Mrs. McGrath' and the Battle of Fuentes de Oñoros

"Mrs. McGrath" is a song telling the story of a woman whose son enters the British Army, and returns seven years later having lost his legs to a cannonball fighting against…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on May 3, 2014 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

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