Monthly Archives: April 2015

The West’s Awake

A recent addition to the Song and Dance section recalls a stirring rendition by Cathal ÓLoghlen of a nationalistic song,  The west’s awake. His hand-written note and signature are both included on the front cover of a book of ballads, given to the webmaster … Continue reading

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The Count

An interesting story has come from Brian O’Loughlin in Melbourne regarding ‘The Count’, whose entry is now included in the People>Australia page. Brian writes: I arrived in Dunnstown and noticed a small hall. There was a noticeboard outside stating that … Continue reading

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Cycling around Ó Lochlainn stones

Cycling Around Ó Lochlainn Stones, by Paul Loughnane of The Wirral, Liverpool, England has been posted in Articles. This story is based on Paul’s two cycling trips to the Burren, Aran Islands and to both shores of Galway Bay. Muintir Edward writes: The tours which … Continue reading

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Recent additions to the Names and Places area include some new regional pages which will feature snippets on some of our forebears — people with a story. Recent additions include people from all over: The O’Laughlins from Pennsylvania, USA Toronto … Continue reading

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The emigrant’s song

A recent post on History Ireland offers an interesting podcast of discussion on ‘The impact of Irish music on American culture‘ (go to post and podcast>). The post continues: From Ulster Presbyterian emigration in the eighteenth century to the Appalachians and the … Continue reading

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