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If you're in County Carlow, Ireland, in early June there's an opportunity to hear some wonderful speakers at the History Festival of Ireland.
http://thehistoryfestivalofireland.ie
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Ah the yearning - and we are originally from County Carlow (one of the few counties I have not been to as I did not know our family history at the time).
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When I look out over the Cliffs of Moher, one of my favourite places on this earth, I think about how difficult it must have been for those forced to leave such a place of beauty, the land of their ancestors, and I am very gr...
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On this last day of Women's History Month:
On this last day of Women's History Month, I remember Mary Catherine 'Mollie' Magee Halpin, a grand-aunt who in my opinion exemplified the phrase 'joie de vivre'. On our family tree Mollie is my father's aunt, sister to his m...
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Another Irish treasure: The National Print Museum
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From Claire Santry:
Click logo to see details of today's releasesFindMypast has launched 100 in 100, a plan to release 100 record sets in the next 100 days. This ambitious initiative will see millions of new records, many of them exclusive to Fi...
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From Claire Santry: GRONI is now live online. Connect to search for Northern Ireland births, marriages and deaths.
Those cheeky people in Belfast told us that the new online bmd search facility would be launching only in the GRONI Search Room, but they've bitten the bullet and launched the entire shebang onto the Internet this morning. Yo...
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On the 61st anniversary of her death, and just days from the 100th anniversary of Cumann na mBan, remembering Annie Magee Geraghty. #irishhistoryandheritage   #cumannnamBan  
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 for creating the series Fearless Females, in ...
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Thanks very much +Celia Lewis ! I wish so much that I could have known her.
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Love this story!
It's a tradition for many women to save their wedding dress in a keepsake box for years to come. But 90-year-old Rona Cox has had her hand-sewn wedding dress hanging in the closet — and it's been in perfect condition for nearly 65 years.
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Writer and Historian
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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 am engaged in the extensive study of, and ongoing work on, the history of Ireland, with a specialization in Early 20th Century Irish Conflict. I am currently focussed on work which specifically deals with engagements during the Irish War of Independence. 
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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 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