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Fearless Females: Anne Mary 'Annie' Magee Geraghty & The Cumann na mBan
Today, on this 26th day of March, I remember my paternal grandmother Anne Mary 'Annie' Magee Geraghty on the sixty-first anniversary of her death. With deep gratitude to Lisa Alzo , who created the series Fearless Females , in honour of Women's History Mont...
Today, on this 26th day of March, I remember my paternal grandmother Anne Mary 'Annie' Magee Geraghty on the sixty-first anniversary of her death. With deep gratitude to Lisa Alzo, who created the series Fearless Females, in ...
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Wordless Wednesday, almost: Through the Mourne Mountains to Belfast
The Mourne mountains bear a mantle of the most wonderful amalgam of colours: tawny gold and burnt umber, ivory white and slate gray, and layers of every imaginable shade and shadow of green. Rubble stone fences weave through the natural spaces, and hedges m...
The Mourne mountains bear a mantle of the most wonderful amalgam of colours: tawny gold and burnt umber, ivory white and slate gray, and layers of every imaginable shade and shadow of green. Rubble stone fences weave through ...
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Sepia Saturday #267: 'Great & Small': The Windmills of Skerries
Approaching the 'Small' Windmill at Skerries. The 'Great' Windmill can be seen here, but comes into full view a little further up the road. The inspiration image for today’s Sepia Saturday features a number of elements, including the contrasting sizes of th...
Approaching the 'Small' Windmill at Skerries. The 'Great' Windmill can be seen here, but comes into full view a little further up the road. The inspiration image for today’s Sepia Saturday features a number of elements, inclu...
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Happy Valentine's Day! Here is the second of two Valentine's Day posts.
Happy St. Valentine's Day!  The Shrine of St. Valentine, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Whitefriar Street Church, Aungier Street, Dublin. Ah yes, it is time to once again celebrate the love in your life on the feast day of the mart...
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Sepia Saturday #266: St. Valentine in Dublin
Happy St. Valentine's Day!  The Shrine of St. Valentine, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Whitefriar Street Church, Aungier Street, Dublin. Ah yes, it is time to once again celebrate the love in your life on the feast day of the martyr Valentine. Saint Valentine is...
Happy St. Valentine's Day!  The Shrine of St. Valentine, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Whitefriar Street Church, Aungier Street, Dublin.Ah yes, it is time to once again celebrate the love in your life on the feast day of the marty...
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Happy New Year! The last post of 2014 for me.
On this last day of 2014, inspired by Shelley Bishop's top 10 countdown on her blog A Sense of Family, I have decided to list the top 10 most popular posts on this blog for 2014. Truth be told, given the challenges that have ...
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The Mourne mountains bear a mantle of the most wonderful amalgam of colours: tawny gold and burnt umber, ivory white and slate gray, and layers of every imaginable shade and shadow of green. Rubble stone fences weave through ...
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Approaching the 'Small' Windmill at Skerries. The 'Great' Windmill can be seen here, but comes into full view a little further up the road. The inspiration image for today’s Sepia Saturday features a number of elements, inclu...
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Tombstone Tuesday: 'Chaloner's Corner': the smallest cemetery in Dublin
The Campanile (Bell Tower) of Trinity College. While people the world over may be familiar with the Campanile — the bell tower of Trinity College in Dublin City — many may not know that the Trinity campus is also home to Dublin's smallest cemetery. Tucked i...
The Campanile (Bell Tower) of Trinity College. While people the world over may be familiar with the Campanile — the bell tower of Trinity College in Dublin City — many may not know that the Trinity campus is also home to Dubl...
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Happy Valentine's Day! Here is one of two posts on this Valentine's Day.  
To my dear and loving husband If ever two were one, then surely we. If ever man were loved by wife, then thee; If ever wife was happy in a man, Compare with me ye women if you can. I prize thy love more than whole min...
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'If ever two were one, then surely we': Love & Marriage on my Family Tree
To my dear and loving husband If ever two were one, then surely we. If ever man were loved by wife, then thee; If ever wife was happy in a man, Compare with me ye women if you can. I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold, Or all the riches that the E...
To my dear and loving husband If ever two were one, then surely we. If ever man were loved by wife, then thee; If ever wife was happy in a man, Compare with me ye women if you can. I prize thy love more than whole min...
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As we prepare to celebrate the dawning of a new year, I cordially invite you to travel back 216 years with me to the wedding of my maternal 4th great-grandparents, William 'Billy' Cavenaugh and Mary Brien. Of course, there ar...
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  • Irish History
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Jennifer Geraghty-Gorman, Jennifer Geraghty
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Writer, Historian (Irish History), Family History blogger, Archive Rat, Graveyard Rabbit
Introduction
My working life is that of a writer and social historian. I hold three university degrees: B.A., B.A. (Hons.), and M.A., and I am engaged in ongoing work in Irish history, with a specialization in early 20th century Irish conflict (The 1916 Easter Rising, World War 1, The Irish War of Independence). Currently, I am working on two distinct history projects, both of which find their origins in the critically important decade of 1913-1923.
Bragging rights
I have been very fortunate to spend a lot of time in Ireland, doing history research, and family history research, visiting family, and travelling around the country. I spend part of every summer, autumn and winter in Ireland. My principal blog, 'On a flesh and bone foundation': An Irish History, was named one of Family Tree Magazine's Top 40 International Blogs 2012.
Education
  • McMaster University
    B.A. Philosophy, 1986 - 1989
  • McMaster University
    B.A. (Hons.) English Literature, 1994 - 1996
  • University of Guelph
    M.A. Literature & Performance Studies in English, 1997 - 1999