Tag Archives: Ireland

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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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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Paintings and parliaments

Two Clan members have made the news recently. Our Canadian Editor, Katherine Lochnan A major exhibition organised by the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and the Musée d’Orsay breaks new art historical ground by exploring the mystical experience in nature Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces … Continue reading

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More on Easter 1916

Recalling history from a century ago, Edward writes from Ireland regarding Colm Ó Lochlainn (1892 – 26 June 1972). A wikipedia.org entry tells us Colm was ” … a printer, typographer, collector of Irish ballads and traditional Irish Uilleann piper. He was … Continue reading

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The Easter rising

The Easter Rising in 1916 was a precursor to the conflict that led to the separation of the Republic of Ireland from the United Kingdom in December 1921. The note below from the Clare Library archives: Republicans interned in Mountjoy and … 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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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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300 Years of Catholic Parish Registers Go Online

 Wednesday 08 July 2015 The records cover the entire island of Ireland and can be accessed free of charge online from 1pm today Almost 300 years of Catholic parish registers, containing information on births and marriages, held by the National … Continue reading

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