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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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Mary’s a grand old name

For it is Mary, Mary plain as any name can be But with propriety, society will say ‘Marie’ But it was Mary, Mary long before the fashions came And there is something there that sounds so square It’s a grand … 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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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 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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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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People

Recent additions to the Names and Places area include some new regional pages which will feature snippets on some of our forebears — people with a story. Recent additions include people from all over: The O’Laughlins from Pennsylvania, USA Toronto … Continue reading

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