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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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Wednesday's Child: 'Marina': An elder sister who never was
Dedicated to every woman who has ever lost a baby... When I was a little girl, rummaging as I sometimes did in the bottom right hand drawer of my mother's dresser — the drawer in which I had found other treasures — I came across a small blue notebook with a...
Wednesday's Child: 'Marina': An elder sister who never was
Wednesday's Child: 'Marina': An elder sister who never was
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A fantasy tea party with my Irish grannies & great-grannies
In the summer of 2011, I first sat down for an imaginary tea party with my grandmothers and great-grandmothers. Once again I'm going to take tea in the company of women, whom I did not have the good fortune to know in life, to pose questions I would love to...
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'Ireland is not a leaving place': For ancestors who stayed
In early evening, along the Liffey where the leaving ships once docked. At night, on the edge of sleep, I can see the shore of Dublin Bay. Its rocky sweep and its granite pier. Is this, I say how they must have seen it, backing out on the mailboat at twilig...
'Ireland is not a leaving place': For ancestors who stayed
'Ireland is not a leaving place': For ancestors who stayed
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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...
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Into the land of Maria Edgeworth: 'Edgeworthstown', County Longford
Although it has been quite some time since I posted on the pages of this blog, in a break from my history work I recently began to pour over the pages of my copy of the new book   Maria Edgeworth's Letters from Ireland. S elected and edited by Valerie Paken...
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34 days
Life is never simple. You go along thinking things will remain pretty much the same. You awaken at generally the same time each morning. The tasks you do are relatively similar day to day: you take the dog outside, shower, have breakfast, drive to the train...
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34 days
Life is never simple. You go along thinking things will remain pretty much the same. You awaken at generally the same time each morning. The tasks you do are relatively similar day to day: you take the dog outside, shower, have breakfast, drive to the train...
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Hands of History
Ever since I was a very young child I have been attracted to people's hands. I recall watching my father's hands whenever he would describe something. His fingers, long and lithe, were weathered from years of hard work, yet the fingernails were perfectly ...
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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...
St. Valentine in Dublin
St. Valentine in Dublin
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