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The Silver Voice · 4d ago

A Family Milestone

Family History is by its nature historic, but of course present day events will too become history as soon as they have passed. With this in mind, I thought it appropriate to mark a family m...
The Silver Voice · 1w ago

Happy Valentine’s day – from St Valentine, Dublin, Ireland

Originally posted on A SILVER VOICE FROM IRELAND: Red Rose – Symbol of love . Image Wikimedia Commons The red rose – a great symbol of love! February 14th is  a day when cards and tokens of ...
The Silver Voice · 1W ago

To Australia,with hope – March 1841

Originally posted on A SILVER VOICE FROM IRELAND: On March 28th 1841, brothers Henry and Robert de Burgh, aged 24 and 18 respectively, sons of Thomas de Burgh, Dean of Cloyne, Oldtown, Count...
The Silver Voice · 2W ago

Eileen Ann Gallagher 1919 – 1999

On this day, February 7, 1919, which also fell on a Tuesday, our grandparents, James Gallagher and Mary (Nee Friel) welcomed their second child into the world. Eileen Ann was born in Glenswi...
The Silver Voice · 3W ago

Saint Brigid and Imbolg

Originally posted on A SILVER VOICE FROM IRELAND: Saint Brigid’s Cross made from fresh rushes. Image Wikimedia Commons On 1 February each year, Ireland celebrates the feast of ‘Mary of the G...
The Silver Voice · 3W ago

“They froze to death, their hands frozen onto the oars”

  Fanad Head lighthouse features regularly on social media because of its splendid location. Whilst it is a major tourist attraction, it has also featured in some dreadful tragedies over the...
The Silver Voice · 4W ago

Forgotten Irish Booklaunch, Hodges Figgis, 26th January

Originally posted on Irish in the American Civil War: I am delighted to announce that the official Irish launch of The Forgotten Irish: Irish Emigrant Experiences in America will take place ...
The Silver Voice · 1M ago

White Star Line’s ‘First Titanic’: RMS Tayleur

Originally posted on A SILVER VOICE FROM IRELAND: The Tayleur. Sank on her maiden voyage January 1854 In the 1850s the Australian Gold Rush was in full swing with thousands clamouring for pa...
The Silver Voice · 1M ago

‘Doing a line’ 1940s style: A family marriage

Back in the day when a ‘joint’ was a point in the body where bones met and ‘getting stoned’ was something that happened to bad people in the Bible, our parents, like hundreds of other young ...
The Silver Voice · 1M ago

Schools Folklore Collection – A treasure trove for family historians?

Between 1937 and 1939, the Irish Folklore Commission set up a scheme in which over 100,000 schoolchildren collected local lore and history from older generations in their locality. Most of t...