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The Silver Voice · 1d ago

Games children played

Hurley burley trumpa trush The cows are in the market place Míle muc, Mála muc How many horns stand up? For decades I have been trying to trace the origins of this rhyme recited by our fathe...
The Silver Voice · 1W 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 · 2W 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 · 1M 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 · 1M 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 ...