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Colman’s Burren hermitage

By Katharine Lochnan, the second of three essays on the role of deserts; presenting options to nurture silence. If you missed her first missive, read it here> 

St. Colman mac Duagh (6th-7th c. CE) was said to be the son … Continue reading

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Irish Harps, old & new

Happy 2020 to all readers. We start the year with a classic story about quintessentially Irish music making. Text by Edward OLoghlen. The Irish harp has been inscribed on the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The designation recognises the … 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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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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Tracing your DNA?

Have you been enticed into the fascinating world of tracing your DNA, wondering about the origin of your distant forebears, hoping to discover distant relatives? One of our North American editors, Jane, raised the issue in a recent post. Comments … Continue reading

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Centenary Commemoration

Centenary Commemoration January 2018 commemorates the centenary passing of Maryanne OBrien (OLoghlen) who passed away during the first half of January 1918. Her death was probably connected to the ‘Spanish flu’ which caused as many if not more deaths as … Continue reading

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Clan DNA – Introduction

An introduction, by Jane OLaughlin, Minnesota, USA I would like to begin an ongoing discussion about Ó Lochlainn genealogy and DNA. I am an experienced genealogist, but an amateur with DNA testing. I did my grad school minor in Plant … Continue reading

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From Choctaws to the world

While there may be no direct link to our Clan, some clan members may have benefited from an unusual act of kindness during the 19th century. A donation from the Choctaw Nation of Native Americans to alleviate the hardship of … Continue reading

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The woman of Ballybur

From Patrick Comerford: “For generations, Ballybur Castle near Cuffesgrange, was the principal seat of the Comerford family in Co Kilkenny. This castle, which stands to the east of the road between Kilkenny City and Callan, was lost by my branch … Continue reading

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