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Hello Frances, yes certainly – can you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will check this out for you, regards, Catherine Wright, Wicklow Archives Service
So pleased to see the Newtownmountkennedy map and heritage guide is available. I would very much like to obtain 2 copies. If I provide my address would it be possible to send these to me? I am happy to pay for them and postage. Many thanks Frances Parker
Rosemary, how lovely to find Howard sitting pensively on this page. The photograph is so familiar to me, and you have penned a lovely sketch of my great grandfather’s brief life. Thank you for giving him a renewed voice; my mother and grandmother would have been delighted to find his memory living on. Jim Rees can find details of both Ethel and Rhona’s novels at my blog here https://ganna-kat.blogspot.com/. They are linked in the tag cloud and a search for “novels” on the home page will find the appropriate labels.
It was amazing to read this story about my late mother’s Uncle Dan Somers. This photo was proudly displayed in our home for years. After my mam passed away 6years ago I became the proud owner of it but I never knew the full story about his death.
Hi Jim, Unfortunately there was no space for my extensive footnotes in this piece. However I have all the info on HCR’s daughters’ novels & if you contact me at email@example.com will be glad to pass it on – it would be fascinating to have their viewpoint on growing up in Arklow. All the best – Rosemary
Thank you for this well written account.
What a great article, Mary. Really enjoyed it, especially as I have only recently come across references to his pharmacy in Arklow as part of my research for the Irish Historic Towns Atlas for Arklow. I must try to track down his and his daughters’ literary outputs. Thanks for this excellent piece.
Great capturing in words of the birds on the Dargle. The photos and painting too!
Beautifully written and captures the realisation that being forced to slow down has shown us a whole new way of living that some of us have been lucky to experience during the Nation’s lockdown. Well done to artist and photographer David Twamley.
I think you captured the Lockdown human and nature experiences quite well!!! Lovely and relatable reflection and great photos!! 💝
Amazing photo David! Hope to read more of your writing Aedin wonderful style! What an advertisement for Bray.
What a wonderful story and most fabulous photo !
Mary, A mighty fine history. Would you know anything about a stretch of nearby coastal land that was known as the Giant’s Bed? Regards Roy Stokes
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Well done James! I love your drawing of the fly on the leaf, with lovely detail. I see your artistic ability and your love for nature. Fantastic job!
I was fascinated to read this – one of husband’s ancestors – Stephen Hyland was actually tortured by Hempenstall after the attack on the Charter School at Carbury in 1797.
I am a blow-in to Avoca and live on the main street in Avoca for just 13 years. Recently I have started to explore the areas history, which is fascinating. We live in the Old Post Office on the main street, beside the Church and across the road from the old Barracks, currently the Garda station. I am interested in any stories or photos about the main street and particularly The old Post office, any information that can be shared would be most appreciated.
This was really interesting. Daniel Short was my great great grandfather and I was curious to see if I could find information about him as my name is Daniel, which is not common in my family. Didn’t have his parents on my family tree so that’s exciting. Also was interesting to see other descendants comment like Emily (interesting that she is a Dunne too, I was going to say no relation but I guess we are through the Short family.) I’ve also noticed the passing down of first names in the family too. I always thought it was unusual that my Great Aunt was named Anastasia, but it was clearly a common family name.
Some nice work and book’s on my Kirkwood family, my gg mother Isabella Matilda Emily Kirkwood of Woodbrook married John Law Hackett of Ardcarn House, im thinking Isabella brother or nephew was married into the Jamsons family Thomas William Kirkwood married Harriet Sara Jamson!
This article about Alfred Blinco is very interesting. He is the Greatgrandfather of my children. I would like if I may to comment on one thing in the story. It says that there is a lady buried with him that may be his Daughter Sheila. I know this to be absolutely not Sheila. I was in attendance at her funeral in England. My children will very pleased to read your history of their Greatgrandfather. I knew a little about him from Margaret his wife. She was my Grandmother-in-law. Thank you so much for writing his story.
Regards. Christine o’Farrell
Thanks so much Christine for getting in touch and providing that extra piece of information.
My father, Gunter Finger was a chef there in the early 1950s.
In the 1960s, Tina and the Mexicans played in the International Hotel. I drove over from Rathfarnham, Co.Dublin on my motorbike to meet up with old friends from Bray, where we went to dance in the hotel. Great times…
Is this graveyard still in use?
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