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Fever Pitch, by Ben Bares

 … Before we had a chance to truly take in our surroundings the game was under way, and what a quick paced game it is – speed, skill, and agility at its finest.  Unlike most sports that have a start … Continue reading

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Donal’s Book: ‘Egerton 88’

Here’s a nice story from Richard Davern about the ancient manuscript illustrated here, referred to in the British Library as ‘Egerton 88’. In November 2019 Richard wrote:   “… I remember feeling sadness that such a treasure was firstly fragmented, … Continue reading

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Reunion August 2020: the Plan

Muintir Uí Lochlainn, August 2020 Here is the latest and greatest from Edward. (This post will remain at the top of the blog scroll.) Thursday evening, 20th 18.00pm – RECEPTION; Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis Friday afternoon, 21st 14.15pm – 16.15pm: … Continue reading

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Skirting around the Burren

To whet your appetite for the 2020 reunion, read this fine article from Paul Loughnane in the UK: Philippa and I decided to celebrate ten years of cycling adventures by travelling this time from the northern tip of Ireland, Malin … Continue reading

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Clan Travel Journals of 1849

As much of this website contains records of the written variety, these notes aptly commemorate three journals which were compiled in 1849. Bryan Fergus, Donogh and Terence OLoghlin maintained their individual journals through their departure from the port of Limerick to … Continue reading

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From Petra to Petra Fertilis

This is the first of series of articles by Professor Katharine Lochnan, University of Toronto. What is a desert? We think of it as a sandy, arid, inhospitable, place where camels are the mode of transportation, and oases essential for … Continue reading

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Connecticut Family:

Our Christmas image provides a window towards the extended family of Joan and Jim OLoughlin who reside at Manchester, Connecticut, USA. Both Joan and Jim’s ancestors hail from the Atlantic seaboard. Joan’s people are connected with the island of Inishbofin, … Continue reading

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Hurling and Camogie

Many Irish, both at home and abroad, view Ireland in July as a place of festivals and homecomings, be it Galway city horse-racing at Ballybritt, or climbing the ‘reek’ (mountain) at Croagh Patrick, County Mayo on the final Sunday in July. … Continue reading

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Can you help, please?

Michael O’Loghlen in Australia and Rosemary Gilligan (USA) write: If you have reliable information about any of the clan O’Loghlen (however spelt) before the year 1800, we’d like to hear from you. We’re currently in the final stages of compiling a lengthy paper, … Continue reading

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Old Ground Celebrations

Nancy and Michael OLoughlin of Rushaun, Kilnamona, County Clare recently celebrated fifty years of marriage with their family and friends at Kilnamona parish church and afterwards at the Old Ground Hotel, Ennis, County Clare. Two of their grandchildren, Ciara OLoughlin … Continue reading

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