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Famine records launched

The Digital Irish Famine Archive is launched at the National University of Ireland at Galway. By Matthew Skwiat, contributing editor Thanks to: UTV Ireland and NUI Galway http://www.faminearchive.nuigalway.ie An exciting new archive for a little known area of Irish Famine research … 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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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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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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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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Pinnaroo Church 1913 – 2013

By: Catherine Henningsen, Adelaide, South Australia I am a granddaughter of Frances and Laurence OLoughlin who settled in Pinnaroo, South Australia with their family from 1906 onwards. Laurence was a son of Cornelius OLoughlin and Ann Barry, who both emigrated from county Clare, through … Continue reading

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Titanic’s ship surgeon

Dr William Francis Norman O’Loughlin, (1850-1912) By: Dr Eugene O’Loughlin, Dublin, December 21, 2013 On a visit to Belfast last week I stopped by the Titanic Memorial at the side of City Hall where there is a full list of … Continue reading

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The Count

An interesting story has come from Brian O’Loughlin in Melbourne regarding ‘The Count’, whose entry is now included in the People>Australia page. Brian writes: I arrived in Dunnstown and noticed a small hall. There was a noticeboard outside stating that … Continue reading

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The emigrant’s song

A recent post on History Ireland offers an interesting podcast of discussion on ‘The impact of Irish music on American culture‘ (go to post and podcast>). The post continues: From Ulster Presbyterian emigration in the eighteenth century to the Appalachians and the … Continue reading

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