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Sepia Saturday #338: 'How do you think we look in this, love?'
When I saw the inspiration image for today's Sepia Saturday , I was reminded of a street photographer's image taken of my mother, my brother and a friend outside Clery's Department Store on O'Connell Street, Dublin in the summer of 1956. That was the year i...
When I saw the inspiration image for today's Sepia Saturday, I was reminded of a street photographer's image taken of my mother, my brother and a friend outside Clery's Department Store on O'Connell Street, Dublin in the summ...
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Happy Bloomsday!
In St. Stephen's Green is a bust honouring Joyce. The quotation, "Crossing Stephen's, that is, my green", is from Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.Happy Bloomsday! Unfortunately, today I am not in my beloved Du...
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Joy in the miserable Irish Catholic childhood
"When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I survived at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the mi...
"When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I survived at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish ch...
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Hi Jennifer,
Facinating blog etc and would love to swap note maybe. I've been researching my family origins from the borders of the 3 counties of Mayo/Roscommon/Galway from 1830's & beyond. nick.geraghty@gmail.com
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Letters my mother never wrote me...
Those of us who no longer have our mothers might sometimes daydream about conversations that can never take place and letters our mothers will never write to us. In the lead up to Mothers' Day I begin to feel jealous of those friends who still have their mo...
Those of us who no longer have our mothers might sometimes daydream about conversations that can never take place and letters our mothers will never write to us. In the lead up to Mothers' Day I begin to feel jealous of those...
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+Kathleen Cooper, Kathleen, thanks for your lovely comments. I lost my mother in 2012, the day after her 81st birthday. It seems no matter how long we have them, once they're gone, we never stop missing them.
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The brand new Bureau of Military History Archives Building has been dedicated by Irish President Michael D. Higgins. To mark the opening of the new Military Archives building, the Department of Defence is releasing today the files of 47,554 applicants for the 1916 Medal and The Service (1917-1921) Medal. In all 66,174 Medals Database and related files are being released to the public through the Military Archives. 
One page of a lengthy application for a dependant's allowance for a member of my family. (Information has been redacted) In Ireland, 2016 has seen the marking of the 100th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising. In addition to...
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A few brave men & women, and a dream: The Centenary of The 1916 Rising
On this Easter Sunday, I am here in Dublin attending one of the 2016 official State Commemorations of the 1916 Easter Rising. Although the Rising actually began on Monday 24 April, 1916, the Irish government has chosen today to officially mark the 100th ann...
On this Easter Sunday, I am here in Dublin attending one of the 2016 official State Commemorations of the 1916 Easter Rising. Although the Rising actually began on Monday 24 April, 1916, the Irish government has chosen today ...
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+Dara McGivern Dara, thanks very much. It was quite an event. I'm looking forward to the others this week. Cheers!
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Bloomsday 2016: In celebration of the Dublin of James Joyce
In St. Stephen's Green is a bust honouring Joyce. The quotation, "Crossing Stephen's, that is, my green", is from Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Happy Bloomsday! Unfortunately, today I am not in my beloved Dublin to celebrate Bloomsday; ho...
In St. Stephen's Green is a bust honouring Joyce. The quotation, "Crossing Stephen's, that is, my green", is from Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.Happy Bloomsday! Unfortunately, today I am not in my beloved Du...
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Bloomsday 2016: In celebration of the Dublin of James Joyce
In St. Stephen's Green is a bust honouring Joyce. The quotation, "Crossing Stephen's, that is, my green", is from Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Happy Bloomsday! Unfortunately, today I am not in my beloved Dublin to celebrate Bloomsday; ho...
In St. Stephen's Green is a bust honouring Joyce. The quotation, "Crossing Stephen's, that is, my green", is from Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.Happy Bloomsday! Unfortunately, today I am not in my beloved Du...
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On the 85th anniversary of her birth...
Today, on what would have been her 85th birthday, with love we remember our beautiful mother. The collage I've inserted features some of my favourite photos of my mom as she travelled through life, both in Ireland and on her journeys beyond its shores, imag...
Today, on what would have been her 85th birthday, with love we remember our beautiful mother. The collage I've inserted features some of my favourite photos of my mom as she travelled through life, both in Ireland and on her ...
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+Helen Connor, Helen, thanks very much for your lovely comment. Cheers!
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Travel Thursday: The Sacred Site of Clonmacnoise
On the grounds of Clonmacnoise. For many of us who search for evidence of ancestors, rarely are we able to cite the location of a found ancestor in a monastic settlement. Nevertheless, depending on where our ancestors settled on the island of Ireland, and h...
On the grounds of Clonmacnoise. For many of us who search for evidence of ancestors, rarely are we able to cite the location of a found ancestor in a monastic settlement. Nevertheless, depending on where our ancestors settle...
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24 April 1916: The Easter Rising: 'An Irish Republic has been declared': Commemorating 1916
Today, in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising, which began on 24 April 1916,  I would like to share with you a select few of the many images I shot of ways in which the rebellion has been commemorated. All around Dublin — the prin... #Ireland   #Dublin  #1916
Today, in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising, which began on 24 April 1916, I would like to share with you a select few of the many images I shot of ways in which the rebellion has been commemorat...
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+Stephanie Lincecum  +Crissouli G Stephanie and Chris, Thanks very much for the +1s. Cheers!
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Tombstone Tuesday: To bring a little sunshine
When I was a child we lived next door to an elderly widow named Annie. On Sunday afternoons, in the spring and summer, accompanied by one of her adult children, Annie would travel out to the local Catholic cemetery in order to visit those graves in which he...
When I was a child we lived next door to an elderly widow named Annie. On Sunday afternoons, in the spring and summer, accompanied by one of her adult children, Annie would travel out to the local Catholic cemetery in order t...
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Jennifer Geraghty-Gorman, Jennifer Geraghty
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Writer, Historian (Irish History), Family History blogger, Archive Rat, Graveyard Rabbit
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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.
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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.
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TIGS transcribes NY burial records with place of origin
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Waves of emigration leave a legacy of love and loss behind
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Pro-Cathedral service remembers Irish dead in WW1
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First time that a Catholic commemoration service held in the church since 1972