Vast Reach of The Wild Geese
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As we were heading north on R-702 in Kiltealy, County Wexford during our recent vacation to the southeast of Ireland, my eye caught sight of some sort of plaque on the wall along a driveway to the…Continue
We cannot believe that Christmas is a mere 5 months away and so for this post we asked our Founder, Lisa…Continue
By Thomas Keneally (of "Schindler’s List" fame)
Reviewed by John Edward (Ed) Murphy
Overall a good book and a very scholarly work. Great Shame…Continue
Passing for White: Race, Religion, and the Healy Family, 1820-1920
by James M. O’Toole
Reviewed by John Edward “Ed”…Continue
"Don't Give Up 'til it's Over" is a really uplifting song by Johnny Duhan.
I’m a fan of The Dubliners, and particularly the group’s past lead vocalist, the late Roddy Drew. You can view and hear (what a voice!) Ronnie Drew and the Dubliners here:
There’s also another version recorded in Japan, shortly after the earthquake-tsunami disaster of 11 March…Continue
It was a very exciting weekend auditioning for "The Last Torch." Both tiring and exhilarating. Casting has been a very tough job, but we have our cast -- all except Brian O'Rourke, but he will appear!
If your ancestor was born in Ireland prior to 1864, when compulsory civil registration of births, deaths and marriages was introduced, the only source for birth and marriage records are parish registers.