News from Ireland

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

These old walls

When: Wednesday, 6 April, 2016

Here Jamie tells us her plans to connect with her grandfather's parish of origin

Ireland XO
These old walls

Ottawa 2015 - Finnoe, Kilbarron, Terryglass 1815

When: Wednesday, 6 April, 2016

Picture: Bill Ryan and Helen Fox present His Excellency Mr Kevin Vickers Canadian Ambassador with a copy of their book: (Photo  Mike Horrigan) The event was held at Coolbawn Quay, Lakeshore Spa and Marina on the shores of Lough Derg, as it was from that very point that many emigrants would have sailed from and onto Limerick or onto Dublin by horse drawn barges via the canals. As well as Mr Kevin Vickers, whose visit was facilitated by Ms Rita Guinan of the Local Enterprise Organisation and Tipperary Co Council, there were representatives from the local community, Kilbarron Terryglass Historical Society, Terryglass Kilbarron Local Enterprise Group, Local Enterprise Office Tipperary, Tipperary Co Council, Connect Ireland, and Ireland Reaching Out's founder Mr Mike Feerick also in attendance. Helen Fox and Bill Ryan, (Kilbarron Terryglass 1815 Canada Project) gave a presentation about the project. Henrietta Glynn, Carol Brophy and George Harding assisted with the presentation on the day. The children from Kilbarron and Terryglass national schools performed a guard of honour and gave a warm welcome to the eighty guests in attendance. Picture on left: The team. George Harding, Henrietta Glynn, Helen fox, His Excellency Mr Kevin Vickers, Bill Ryan, and Carol Brophy. (Photo Leslie Harding) Terryglass Kilbarron Historical Society gave a presentation about the project and children from the local national school gave a warm welcome to the ninety guests in attendance. Pictured above at the event in Coolbawn Quay L-R) Cllr. Michael O' Meara, Cllr. Ger Darcy, Cathaoirleach, Nenagh Municipal District, Ms. Helen Fox, Kilbarron Terryglass 1815 Project, His Excellency Mr. Kevin Michael Vickers, Canadian Ambassador, Mr. Bill Ryan, Kilbarron Terryglass 1815 Project,  Ms. Sinead Carr, Director of Services for Community and Economic Development, Mr. Mike Feerick, Founder & Chairman, Ireland Reaching Out, Ms. Joanna Murphy, Chief Executive, ConnectIreland, Mr. Marcus O' Connor, District Director for Nenagh Municipal Council (Photo: Kate Walsh)

Terryglass (Tipperary)
Bill Ryan and Helen Fox present His Excellency Mr Kevin Vickers Canadian Ambassador with a copy of their book: (Photo  Mike Horrigan)