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Tuesday's Tips: Butcher, Baker, Cabinet Maker?: Not all Irishmen were farmers.
Coopers and Scribers, Jameson Distillery, Smithfield, Dublin City. My paternal great-grandfather Patrick Magee stands in the back row, second from the right. This is an updated version of a post which first appeared in the summer of 2012 after I came upon a...
Coopers and Scribers, Jameson Distillery, Smithfield, Dublin City. My paternal great-grandfather Patrick Magee stands in the back row, second from the right. This is an updated version of a post which first appeared in the s...
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+Celia Lewis thanks for the +1. Cheers!
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Sepia Saturday #271: 'Of the four-legged variety'
Thanks very much to Sepia Saturday chief Alan Burnett for the inspiration image for today's Sepia Saturday post. For me, looking at the picture of the horses elicited thoughts about beings, and other 'types' with four legs, that we might encounter along lif...
Thanks very much to Sepia Saturday chief Alan Burnett for the inspiration image for today's Sepia Saturday post. For me, looking at the picture of the horses elicited thoughts about beings, and other 'types' with four legs, t...
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Thanks very much for the +1 Celia!
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Happy St. Patrick's Day!: May love and laughter light your days.
To our family and friends all around the world: Best wishes to you and yours for a happy day! May love and laughter light your days, and warm your heart and home. May good and faithful friends be yours, wherever you may roam. May peace and plenty bless your...
To our family and friends all around the world: Best wishes to you and yours for a happy day! May love and laughter light your days, and warm your heart and home. May good and faithful friends be yours, wherever you may...
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Thanks for the +1 Chris. Wishing you a very Happy St. Patrick's Day! Cheers.
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Happy St. Patrick's Day!: May love and laughter light your days.
To our family and friends all around the world: Best wishes to you and yours for a happy day! May love and laughter light your days, and warm your heart and home. May good and faithful friends be yours, wherever you may roam. May peace and plenty bless your...
To our family and friends all around the world: Best wishes to you and yours for a happy day! May love and laughter light your days, and warm your heart and home. May good and faithful friends be yours, wherever you may...
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Thanks very much for the +1s everyone. Wishing each one of you a very Happy St. Patrick's Day! Cheers.
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Today on the 15th anniversary of our father's death, I remember our dad Michael and the long ago St. Patrick's Days we enjoyed with him. St. Patrick's Day of the year 2000 is a day I recollect with great sadness. On that d...
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Ulysses James Joyce — 'Ulee' A dog reflects the family life.  Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family,  or a sad dog in a happy one?  Snarling people have snarling dogs,  dangerous people have dangerous ones.       ...
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In colour today for Sepia Saturday.
Thanks very much to Sepia Saturday chief Alan Burnett for the inspiration image for today's Sepia Saturday post. For me, looking at the picture of the horses elicited thoughts about beings, and other 'types' with four legs, t...
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For those planning a research trip to Ireland, I've added a new page to my blog: 17 Tips + 1 for Family History/Genealogy Research in Ireland. 
Visitors trotting by on James Street, Dublin.  My original list of thirteen tips plus one, first published in 2010 as a post on this blog, has expanded to 17 Tips + 1 and is based entirely on my own experience on research tr...
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Paul, thanks very much for the +1. Cheers!
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Happy St. Patrick's Day! #stpatricksday  
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Thank you to all for the +1s. Happy St. Patrick's Day to each one of you! Cheers.
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Happy St. Patrick's Day! #stpatricksday  
St. Patrick in the monument shop, Mount Jerome Cemetery, Harold's Cross, Dublin. St. Patrick, The Prospect Cemetery at Glasnevin, Dublin. St. Patrick, St. Colmcille's Churchyard, Swords, Dublin. Click on photos to view larger...
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Remembering Dad on this Eve of St. Patrick's Day
Today on the 15th anniversary of our father's death, I remember our dad Michael and the long ago St. Patrick's Days we enjoyed with him. St. Patrick's Day of the year 2000 is a day I recollect with great sadness. On that day there was no cause for celebrati...
Today on the 15th anniversary of our father's death, I remember our dad Michael and the long ago St. Patrick's Days we enjoyed with him. St. Patrick's Day of the year 2000 is a day I recollect with great sadness. On that d...
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Tessa, thanks very much! I really appreciate your comments.
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Sepia Saturday #270: A furry, hairy mirror: 'A dog reflects the family life'
Ulysses James Joyce — 'Ulee' A dog reflects the family life.  Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family,  or a sad dog in a happy one?  Snarling people have snarling dogs,  dangerous people have dangerous ones.                                             ...
Ulysses James Joyce — 'Ulee' A dog reflects the family life.  Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family,  or a sad dog in a happy one?  Snarling people have snarling dogs,  dangerous people have dangerous ones.       ...
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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