Category Archives: Ireland

The magic of the Burren

First captivated by the Burren in the early 1970s, Gordon D’Arcy has spent over thirty years living on its edge and exploring its remarkable natural heritage and rich human history. Now he celebrates the flora, the fauna, the people and … Continue reading

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Irish roots?

Why Irish online genealogy is so peculiar an article by John Grenham in The Irish Times, March 16, 2015 Researchers accustomed to the way online genealogy works elsewhere in the English-speaking world find the Irish situation strange. Elsewhere, records have usually been digitised by … 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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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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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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Welcome

WATCH THIS SPACE. This new web-site for the OLochlainn Clan world-wide is under construction. A new global family heritage resource is being developed by a panel of regional representatives and appointed editors to bring you history, news and activities in Ireland … Continue reading

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