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Writer, Historian (Irish History), Family History blogger, Archive Rat, Graveyard Rabbit
Writer, Historian (Irish History), Family History blogger, Archive Rat, Graveyard Rabbit

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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...

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The Feast of Brigid & the first day of spring on the Celtic calendar
Although not much is known about the saint for whom it is named, St. Brigid’s cross is a national symbol in Ireland. St. Brigid is said to have been born into the family of a Leinster chieftain, sometime around 450, in the County Louth village of Faughart, ...

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Surname Saturday: Irish Surnames: Did you know?
In the 14th century, two hundred years after the Anglo-Normans invaded Ireland, many of their descendants could no longer read English. It was thought by the English Government that they were becoming ' too Irish '; therefore, any Englishman living on the i...

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Sepia Saturday 345: 'The big guns are coughing...'
Embedded in my photo of poppies along the road into Thiepval, France, images of, and commemorations to, those forever lost to our family in the First World War. " I am calm and happy, but desperately anxious to live.  The big guns are coughing and smacking ...

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Wordless Wednesday, almost: 'Gone Fishing...'
Hello Everyone, On this 'Wordless Wednesday, almost', I hope you are enjoying a lovely summer or winter, depending on your hemisphere. We're taking a little time away to relax and recoup, so until I see you in September (or a little sooner), please enjoy th...

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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...

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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...

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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...
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