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‘King of the Beggars’ – July 1828

The current worldwide upheaval has led to the cancellation of the well-known French State examination, le baccalauréat. The previous time this occurred, Napoleon was busy conquering Europe in 1808. Following his death at St. Helena in 1821 plans were made … Continue reading

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Reunion August 2020: the Plan

Muintir Uí Lochlainn DELAYED until August 2021 Here is the suspended provisional program, to be re-designed for next year. (This post will remain at the top of the blog scroll.) Thursday evening, 20th 18.00pm – RECEPTION; Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis … 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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Ennistymon or Ennistimon?

Ennistymon or Ennistimon, Lahinch or Lehinch, ‘are  ye right there Michael?’ A recent report with this catchy title by Patrick Comerford, historian, theologian, educator, writer and priest in Ireland, will be of interest to Clan members who have been fortunate enough … Continue reading

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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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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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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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