Nollaig 2016's Blog – November 2016 Archive (23)

Take a Step Back -- Irish Roots Magazine

IRISH ROOTS magazine was first published in 1992 by Belgrave Publications. IRISH ROOTS Media Ltd acquired Irish Roots magazine in 2007 and the publication continues to go from strength to strength. IRISH ROOTS magazine aims to furnish readers with high quality informative content and to assist them to overcome the many hurdles so often encountered in Irish genealogy. Working with an accomplished team of experienced genealogists we pride ourselves in…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 28, 2016 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Lucille Yseult Dudley: The Woman Who Shot Rossa

In 1885, Lucy Coverdale, aka Lucille Yseult Dudley, made an unsucessful attempt on the life of Rossa. She was found to be insane at trial and ended up in a lunatic asylum at Auburn, in New York. Capt. Bedford Pim, Royal Navy, member of Parliament, helped secure her return to England in 1891. Was…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 27, 2016 at 7:00pm — 13 Comments

Christmas Book Picks From Four Courts Press, #3

DOUBLE DISCOUNT for BLACK FRIDAY

From now until midnight on Friday 25th November, get a…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 25, 2016 at 4:30am — No Comments

'Grave Matters' and Other Book Picks from Four Courts Press

DOUBLE DISCOUNT for BLACK FRIDAY

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 22, 2016 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

John Russell Young With President Grant in Ireland

Born in Dunamanna, County Tyrone, Ireland. John Russell Young (November 20, 1840 – January 17, 1899) was a journalist, author, diplomat, and the seventh Librarian of the United States Congress, serving from 1897 to 1899.

His parents…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 19, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments

'Older Than Ireland' -- A Perfect Stocking Stuffer

"Older Than Ireland" is a landmark documentary that tells the story of 100 years of a…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 17, 2016 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

The Si-Og Company -- Collectible Dolls From the West of Ireland

The Si-Og Company is located just south of the River Shannon on the west coast of Ireland.

We specialize in making limited edition Collectible Dolls, which are handmade by experienced Irish craft workers using traditional quality…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 16, 2016 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Royal Tara Giftware in Galway, Ireland's City of the Tribes

For over 50 years, fine bone china table and giftware have been synonymous with Royal Tara Giftware in Galway, Ireland's City of the Tribes. A prosperous merchant town in the 16th century, when it was run by 14 successful merchant families, Galway is today a vibrant university city and…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 16, 2016 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Mary Margaret McBride -- 'The First Lady of Radio'

Mary Margaret McBride, "The First Lady of Radio," was born November 16, 1899, in Paris, Missouri, to an Irish-American father, Thomas Walker McBride and a Scottish American Mother, Elizabeth Craig.

Photo above, Mary Margaret McBride and First Lady Eleanor…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 15, 2016 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Guinness' and The Vancouver Lion's Gate Bridge - No Asians need apply

The Guinness family (of the Irish stout fame) were convinced to invest in the land on the north shore of Burrard Inlet in Vancouver Canada. On December 13, 1933, a vote passed by a 2 to 1 margin to build the …

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 13, 2016 at 6:51pm — No Comments

Senator Joseph McCarthy: A Very Controversial Figure

Joseph Raymond "Joe" McCarthy (November 14, 1908 – May 2, 1957) was an American politician who served as a Senator from Wisconsin.  It is to him we attribute the term "…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 13, 2016 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Arthur Armstrong Denny - a founder of Seattle, Washington

 

Arthur Armstrong Denny (June 20, 1822 – January 9, 1899) was one of the founders of Seattle, Washington, and a leader of the pioneer Denny Party, a group…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 13, 2016 at 2:30am — No Comments

Christmas Book Picks From Four Courts Press

DOUBLE DISCOUNT for BLACK FRIDAY

From now until midnight on Friday 25th November, get a double discount off the retail…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 11, 2016 at 11:30am — 7 Comments

Did the First Marine Recruiter Have Roots in Ireland?

Tun Tavern was erected in 1686. In the 1740s, "Peggy Mullan's Red Hot Beef Steak Club"…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 10, 2016 at 5:00am — 15 Comments

Irish Roots Magazine Offering Members a Free Issue

Our friends at Irish Roots Magazine have gone mad altogether and have given our members a free issue to download!…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 9, 2016 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

The First Irishman To Visit Tolstoy -- ‘Ireland’s One-Armed Patriot’

The first Irishman to visit Tolstoy was Michael Davitt. He…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 5, 2016 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Mícheál Ó Lócháin, Activist on Behalf of Gaeilge in the United States

Born in Milltown, County Galway in 1836, Mícheál Lócháin was…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 4, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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