Monthly Archives: July 2015

US History through 36 Stamps

Clan emigrants followed many paths after leaving Ireland, often responding to unexpected opportunities or taking up unfamiliar roles. Clan member John J OLoughlin was born on the edge of The Atlantic at Fanore, County Clare in 1923, emigrating to the USA in … Continue reading

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Galway Bay, song and map

Galway Bay is a significant feature on Ireland’s west coast. It has featured not only on many interesting maps but also in song. Song It was made famous as a song when recorded by the late Bing Crosby during the … Continue reading

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Mary’s a grand old name

For it is Mary, Mary plain as any name can be But with propriety, society will say ‘Marie’ But it was Mary, Mary long before the fashions came And there is something there that sounds so square It’s a grand … Continue reading

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Chicago Exhibition of Irish Items: 1690-1840

Art Institute of Chicago, Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690–1840: A recently concluded exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago focused on Irish art: Presenting over 300 objects drawn from public and private collections across North America—as well as the Art Institute’s … Continue reading

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300 Years of Catholic Parish Registers Go Online

 Wednesday 08 July 2015 The records cover the entire island of Ireland and can be accessed free of charge online from 1pm today Almost 300 years of Catholic parish registers, containing information on births and marriages, held by the National … Continue reading

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Two Clan Silversmiths

The recent Irish Art Exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago provides a link to two Clan members who lived in 18th century Dublin; Charles and John Jr. Laughlin as well as providing a window towards 18th century Ireland. The Dublin Guild of … Continue reading

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Burren College of Arts summer school

From the BCA Newsletter, June July 2015: BCA is a hive of creative energy with students, exhibitions, festivals and events populating the campus throughout the Summer. Studios are buzzing with resident artists and with visiting student groups joining us from Kentucky, … Continue reading

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