Around 1780, a workman digging in a bog at Mountrath near Portlaoise found a porcelain object with Chinese characters engraved on the bottom and a monkey like figure on the top. Similar objects were discovered around Ireland over the years with over 60 being found. They turned out to be wax seals.
Edmund Getty made casts of 26 seals sending them to China and waited two years for a reply on their authenticity. I came across a book he wrote in 1850 on the seals. It can be…Continue
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James Hoban, Architect of the White House, Born at Desart, County Kilkenny,…Continue
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It's a long way to Tipperary,
It's a long way to go.
It's a long way to Tipperary
To the sweetest girl I know!
Farewell, Leicester Square!
It's a long long way to Tipperary,
But my heart's right…Continue
Jennie Irene Hodgers (December 25, 1843 – October 10, 1915) was born in Clogherhead, County Louth, Ireland to Sallie and Patrick Hodgers. She served as a male soldier in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Jennie Irene Hodgers was born female, but lived as a man named Albert D.J. Cashier.
On August 6, 1862, he enlisted into the 95th Illinois…Continue
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Late one night
When we were all in bed
Snap-Apple Night, painted by Irish artist Daniel Maclise in 1833. It was inspired by a Halloween party he attended in Blarney, Ireland, in 1832. The caption in the first exhibit catalogue:
There Peggy was dancing with Dan
While Maureen the lead was melting,
To prove how their fortunes ran
With the Cards…
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