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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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Muintir Uí Lochlainn; reunion 1995:

Following the completed restoration of Newtown Castle, Ballyvaughan in 1994 (illustrated), a series of meetings was held to prepare for the first international ÓLochlainn reunion in September 1995. Many ÓLochlainns attended this reunion, with over one hundred from North America, … Continue reading

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O’Loghlen chiefs – a new paper

Research into family roots can often pose challenges, sometimes insurmountable. Records have been distributed in odd corners of churches, libraries and cupboards in homes — or lost by fire and water. One branch of the Clan has evidently overcome all … Continue reading

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No one is an island

‘No man is an island’, said John Donne in 1624; we are all somehow connected to and draw from the great river of humanity. Much later, William Butler Yeats opined: The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for … Continue reading

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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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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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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 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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