Category Archives: Misc.

Twisted Limbs & Crooked Branches!

“When Great Trees Fall” … The north of Ireland was battered by heavy rains as violent storms caused flooding.  The downpours swept in from the Atlantic, hitting Co Donegal before moving across Northern Ireland during Tuesday evening.  Bridges collapsed, roads were washed out and … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday!

A Tiny Little Document… In the summer of 2012 on a trip “back home”, while going through some family documents that my aunt had amassed for me; I came across a little piece of paper. This tiny “piece” of a … Continue reading

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A Little Bit Of Heaven

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Have you ever heard the story of how Ireland got its name? I’ll tell you so you’ll understand from whence old Ireland came. No wonder that we’re proud of that dear land across the sea, For here’s the way me … Continue reading

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The “Black Irish” – Who Are We?

Growing up and even into my adult hood I have often been referred to as one of the “Black Irish”; my father calling me his “Black Irish Rose”!  Where did the term come from; or more importantly who am I … Continue reading

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The “Inner Circle” – Can the Barrier be Broken?

Definition of the “The Inner Circle”:  http://dictionary.reference.com defines the Inner Circle as “an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose”; http://www.collinsdictionary.com says, “a clique or a group of people or who share a common interest, aim or purpose”; whereas … Continue reading

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Reasons For Admission…

“Insane Asylums”!! In researching my family tree on one of the websites I frequent…. I found this document, entitled “Reasons for Admission: 1864-1889”. How many of us would have been already “locked up”?

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The Dark Hedges

The Dark Hedges, near Armoy and Ballymoney, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland. The Dark Hedges is a relatively short avenue (about half a mile long) in Northern Ireland’s county Antrim, and about two centuries old. The 150 trees – beech trees … Continue reading

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“What Would Our Ancestors Think Of Us?”

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