Nollaig 2016's Blog – August 2013 Archive (10)

John Boyle O'Reilly: Glimpses of his Boyhood circa 1905

CASE ROOM IN THE "ARGUS" OFFICE, DROGHEDA, IN WHICH JOHN BOYLE O'REILLY SERVED HIS APPRENTICESHIP AS A PRINTER.

UNVEILING THE MONUMENT TO JOHN BOYLE O'REILLY. THE LATE FATHER ANDERSON, O'REILLY'S BOSOM FRIEND,…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on August 19, 2013 at 12:25pm — No Comments

The Irish Country Post Office circa 1900: A Lifeline for Many

A wonderful article on the Irish Post Office from the 1904 issue of Donahoe's Magazine by Seumus MacManus can be found at the link below.

A Country Post-Mistress -- Photo Hogg Belfast…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on August 18, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Should the mystery of Robert Emmet's burial place be revisited with modern day DNA technology?

Taken from 'The Gael' Journal of October 1903  http://archive.org/stream/gaelamonthlyjou00unkngoog#page/n305/mode/2up/search/emmet

On Emmet's Burial from Wikipedia

Emmet's remains were first delivered to Newgate Prison and then back to Kilmainham Gaol, where the jailer was under instructions that if no-one…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on August 17, 2013 at 11:13am — 1 Comment

John Boyle O'Reilly (28 June 1844 – 10 August 1890) Is there a Song in His Life and Works?

John Boyle O'Reilly (28 June 1844 – 10 August 1890) was an Irish-born poet, journalist and fiction writer. As a youth in Ireland, he was a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, or Fenians, for which…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on August 10, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Kate Kearney, the Beauty from KiIlarney

Kate was a well known beauty in Ireland in the years before the Great Famine (1845-1849). The legend of Kate has captured the imagination of people far and wide down through the years. Below are the words to the old song which bears her name:

Oh have you not heard of Kate Kearney,Who lives on the…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on August 9, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

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 locally by the peas-

antry as a wedding-ring, and…

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

Irish Procreation an 8th Wonder of the World?

From a Kinsey study conducted in the late 1950s/early 1960s with a focus on women. Inis Beag  http://www.broadsheet.ie/2013/07/31/the-story-of-oh/

To the left ,…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on August 6, 2013 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

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