Genealogist Nicola Morris helps Jeremy Irons find his Irish roots on WDYTHA. I asked her about this segment on our Wild Geese Genealogy panel

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Comment by Alannah Ryane on December 21, 2013 at 12:49pm

I agree!  My next post is about the fantastic tour of the Sligo area Anna Porter took me on in September pointing out the places of his inspiration,  He also fits into my research on the ancient celts and druidic academies because of his association with the Order of the Golden Dawn, the part he played in the movement to de-anglicize Ireland and conversations with Blavatsky.  The fact that he chose the Drumcliffe churchyard for the re-interment of his remains, whether or not his remains really are there, also pulled me into the area.  More and more the ancient druidic landscape that inspired him is revealing even more evidence of the vastness of it's origins.  He was so in tune with our past he absolutely fascinates me.  If you have an account on youtube it would be great if you could leave a comment on this video ..or I can do it for you...never know maybe Jeremy watches it from time to time.   I knew nothing of Sligo before Gerry sent me there on assignment to cover the making of the film 'Jimmy's Hall' but I am so grateful he did because I am still quite overwhelmed with what I saw, albeit in a whirlwind of drive bys. 

Comment by Rose Maurer on December 27, 2013 at 5:31pm

Thank you Alannah for a really interesting post about such a famous, articulate  yet modest man.


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