Genealogy, Ireland, IRELAND SITES AND SOUNDS, Places of Interest

FINBARR FURY- ALSO REAL IRISH MUSIC

Finbar Furey is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, songwriter, storyteller, actor, and a member of the renowned Furey family of musicians. Always at the forefront of musical change, Finbar’s successful career and extensive touring all over the world with his brothers introduced a whole new audience to their music and instruments. After thirty years touring with the… Read More FINBARR FURY- ALSO REAL IRISH MUSIC

Genealogy, Ireland

GENEALOGY- OFFALY HISTORY

The McNally family, from Edenderry/Clonmore/Ballinabrackey, immigrated to the USA in the late 1869 -1870. At that time rural peoples stayed in the local areas in which they were born…married locally, stayed there. This common custom allows one to find family in Ireland once they know the birth townland areas. However once transportation developed, with other… Read More GENEALOGY- OFFALY HISTORY

Antiques, Decor, Ireland, Tiles, Whimsey

MAJOLICA

I love the old fireplace tiles we have – antiques from the late 1800s & early 1900s. John took these from old cast iron fireplaces when he had a fireplace & antique store in Dublin. We offer some of those antiques for sale here and in Ireland. I have copied an article from the Minton… Read More MAJOLICA

Ireland, Paintings

SAD NEWS

Last week Irish artist John Gerard Kehoe died at age 72 in his hometown of Oylegate, Co Wexford, Ireland. Gerard was our John’s cousin and our neighbor. A small family gathering was held in Olyegate and Gerard was buried with his parents in Ferns, Co. Wexford, Ireland He was a gifted painter and prolific. He… Read More SAD NEWS