Category Archives: Arts & Crafts

Images Tell Stories

The Clan notes for this month link us to the Centenary Commemoration of Mary Anne OBrien OLoghlen (+ 1918 – see post for January 2018). The sports-image below was taken at the Blue Meadow sports field, Kilfenora, North Clare c … Continue reading

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The Gate at 90!

The Gate Theatre, Dublin (1928) The Gate was founded nine decades ago in the autumn of 1928. Gearóid ÓLochlainn, an accomplished playwright was a co-founder of this theatre, together with Hilton Edwards, Mícheál Mac Liammóir and Máire Ní Oisín. One … Continue reading

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‘Big John’ – Wisconsin

John O’Laughlin was born in 1856 in the Village of St. Peter, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, USA John’s parents, Andrew O’Laughlin and Ellen O’Gorman, departed County Clare in 1846 and settled in St. Peter near Andrew’s four brothers in … Continue reading

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USA to the Burren!

A Warm Hello to Clan OLochlainn Members: Rita is a US member of the ODaveron clan who has been immersed in both Davern and Burren research for  a number of decades, which has included many trips to her ancestral Burren landscape. This … Continue reading

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Manuscripts

Your humble Hon. Webmaster has an abiding interest in old manuscripts, when people wrote letters and books in beautiful script, before Gutenberg did his thing in the middle of the 15th century.  (I am reasonably tech-savvy but still appreciate the days and … Continue reading

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The Gleninsheen Gold Collar

The Gleninsheen Gold Collar, a Burren bronze age treasure (800 BC) By Colm on April 23, 2015 in Archaeology blogs Nearly three thousand years old, the Gleninsheen collar represents one of the great treasures of the Irish Bronze Age. Fashioned … 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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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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