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Applying a lesson

A week or two ago, one of my Facebook friends (thank you whoever you were!) recommended this post by Mary from Searching for Stories blog: … 808 more words

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A confusion of Callaghans

In the coming weeks I’ll be thinking out loud on this blog about my research plans for an upcoming trip to Ireland.  One of my key objectives is to get to understand the confusion of Callaghans from Courtown, Parish of Ballygarrett, County Wexford. 978 more words

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The inherent sadness of Missing Friends

I’m currently beavering away on Trove looking for all Missing Friends notices which mention County Clare. These advertisements are revealing in a host of unexpected ways. 215 more words


Family Memorabilia and Ireland

As the Irish people commemorate the centenary of the Easter Uprising this weekend it seemed an appropriate time to share a piece of family memorabilia relating to Ireland’s fight for independence and self-government. 76 more words

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At home in the Whitsundays

9th. Aug 2015

The suitcase is unpacked, the laundry is done and I am in the process of sorting out all the documentation I brought home with me from my trip to Ireland. 480 more words

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Dublin and Home

4 Aug. 2015

While I am writing, I am sitting eating “Butlers” Dark Chocolate with Irish Whisky. Their slogan is “purveyors of Happiness. I think it should read “purveyors of the light head!” That’s it, the chocolate gets put away! 670 more words

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3 August, 2015

Sad farewells were said as I hugged Laura and Val good-bye this morning. “You’ve become part of the houshold” quipped Laura last night. 2,693 more words

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