News from Ireland

Beara Peninsula Database launched

When: Friday, 29 April, 2016

This three-volume work provided researchers and Beara descendants with access to genealogical information, mostly around the Catholic parishes of Adrigole, Allihies, Castletownbere, Eyeries, and Glengarriff.

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Pullen Strand

Oh Lord send me a sign!....

When: Thursday, 28 April, 2016

Signs have been used as far back as the ancient Egyptians and Romans. Many Roman examples are preserved, among them the widely recognized bush to indicate a tavern, from which is derived the proverb "Good wine needs no bush".

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Funny Irish Signs

Franciscan Friary

When: Saturday, 23 April, 2016

Perhaps the most notable landmark in the parish of Claregalway lies just to the north of the river Clare and to the west of the Norman castle. 

Claregalway (Baile Chláir)
Claregalway Franciscan Friary

Irish Crochet in Clones

When: Wednesday, 13 April, 2016

In 2010 I wrote an article for the parish magazine of Bulphan, a small town in Essex telling them that I had been to an Irish crochet workshop in Clones.

Clones (Monaghan)
Cassandra nee More-Molyneux