- McMaster UniversityB.A. Philosophy, 1986 - 1989
- McMaster UniversityB.A. (Hons.) English Literature, 1994 - 1996
- University of GuelphM.A. Literature & Performance Studies in English, 1997 - 1999
- Irish Historypresent
Should other eyes forget from endless weeping, should other hands fall still without your touch, should other souls forbid your memory keeping, should other hearts grow cold in solemn trust. Still ours will hold the memory of your being, until the light of ...
St. Patrick's Church, Ringsend, Dublin, established 1858. One of several Dublin City churches whose parish registers are not online. The launch on 8 July of the National Library of Ireland's Roman Catholic Parish Registers website no doubt delighted many th...
Lately on this blog, there has been a running theme focussed on schools and school children — 'Within these walls: School Days' & 'The Promise in a Photograph'. Given that it is mid-July, boys and girls in Ireland are not yet thinking about their return to ...
Inspiration in Sepia: Although they speak to us through images, it would be lovely if we could hear the sound of their voices. This post is inspired by DearMyrtle , a.k.a. Pat Richley-Erickson, who has created the series ' #30 ways in 30 days, Share a Memor...
Today, on what would have been their 61st wedding anniversary, I fondly review images from their wedding as I remember our mother and father, Mike and Mary, lovebirds for all time. You are both much missed and remembered with love and laughter. On her fathe...
The National Library of Ireland, Dublin City, County Dublin. ©irisheyesjgg. No doubt the launch of the National Library of Ireland's Roman Catholic Parish Registers website has elicited reactions running the gamut from joy to despair for researchers mining ...
For this week's Sepia Saturday I am posting a single class photograph. It is an image important both to the history of my family and to the history of Ireland. In many ways the image speaks to the position of privilege we have in the present, as we cast our...
Rare 1880s photo captures Achill women breaking stones
Previously unseen image discovered in personal effects of painter Alexander Williams
Secret police files relating to Easter Rising released
Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP) obsessively monitored future rebels
Sonar images of Lusitania emerge ahead of sinking’s centenary
President Higgins to attend commemoration in Cobh along with US, UK and German officials
Irish Roots: establishment of Ireland as European centre of genealogical...
Anyone with even the remotest interest in Irish genealogy should read this new report
A warrior for peace – An Irishman’s Diary about Frank Sheehy-Skeffington
Pacifist, feminist and all-round radical
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, ha
Wills of Dickens, Churchill, and Turing made available
UK makes millions of wills publicly available online
1914 Christmas truce: all quiet on the western front as guns were silenced
A hundred years ago this week, first World War soldiers called a brief halt to carnage
Will & Grace star Sean Patrick Hayes looks for his Irish roots
HE IS better known here as Jack McFarland in the popular NBC sitcom 'Will & Grace' but actor Sean Patrick Hayes is a Kerryman and wants to c
The Kerry workhouse girls who became Australian pioneers
‘They lived in the bush or went to the goldmines’: the Earl Grey scheme saw 4,000 destitute Irish girls, including 117 from Kerry, transport
TIGS transcribes NY burial records with place of origin
A unique and valuable new resource has resulted from a project managed by Troy Irish Genealogy Society (TIGS): transcriptions of 12,731 reco
Waves of emigration leave a legacy of love and loss behind
Opinion: ‘The report is a reminder that behind all the emigration statistics over the past 200 years, and despite the modern revolution in t
First World War memorial bedroom to fallen French soldier - Telegraph
French soldier's bedroom to be preserved 'for 500 years' as reminder of his sacrifice in Great War
Culture Shock: Death by a thousand cuts – the terrible way we treat our ...
These precious institutions came from a 19th-century optimism about the spread of literacy and enlightenment. Now nobody with any power give