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The Silver Voice · 6d ago

Aunt May: A life well lived.

This is an auspicious week in our family as it is the week in which we remember the centenary of the birth of our Aunt May. Our grandmother, Mary Friel, as was the tradition, made the trip b...
The Silver Voice · 1W ago

Discovering our grandmother, Mary Friel

Our grandmother Mary Friel died many years before any of her grandchildren were born. We knew about her, as when we went from Carrigart to visit the many relations in Fanad in the next penin...
The Silver Voice · 2W ago

Leaving the world behind #5 – The kindness of strangers

In the summer of 2016 I spent 6 weeks in a care facility following surgery on a multiple leg fracture. Six long weeks. Six weeks when I wondered what ever would become of me, six long weeks ...
The Silver Voice · 1M ago

Leaving the world behind #4 – A visit from George Clooney!

In the summer of 2016 I spent 6 weeks in a care facility following surgery on a multiple leg fracture. Six long weeks. Six weeks when I wondered what ever would become of me, six long weeks ...
The Silver Voice · 1M ago

Leaving the world behind #3 – Company in Bed

In the summer of 2016 I spent 6 weeks in a care facility following surgery on a multiple leg fracture. Six long weeks. Six weeks when I wondered what ever would become of me, six long weeks ...
The Silver Voice · 1M ago

Leaving the world behind #2 – Meeting Old Nick

In the summer of 2016 I spent 6 weeks in a care facility following surgery on a multiple leg fracture. Six long weeks. Six weeks when I wondered what ever would become of me, six long weeks ...
The Silver Voice · 1M ago

Leaving the world behind #1 – the ancient mariner.

In the summer of 2016 I spent 6 weeks in a care facility following surgery on a multiple leg fracture. Six long weeks. Six weeks when I wondered what ever would become of me, six long weeks ...
The Silver Voice · 1M ago

The greatest propaganda coup in Fenian history

It is still billed as the most daring escape ever undertaken, yet it happened over 140 years ago! Years in the planning, and months in the execution, the rescue of six Irish Fenians from Fre...
The Silver Voice · 2M ago

John Boyle O’Reilly: Fenian, Convict, Poet

John Boyle O’Reilly Information Point, Leschenault Conservation Park, near Bunbury (Image ©thesilvervoice) As Ireland commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the Fenian Rising of March 1867, i...
The Silver Voice · 2M ago

Irish V.C. honoured in Western Australia

Something very special happens when you turn a corner 15,000 kilometers from home to see the Irish tricolour fluttering in a stiff breeze! Such was my experience yesterday as I attended a wr...