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    1. [IRELAND-TRIVIA] Rootsweb lists
    2. Pat Connors
    3. It start this past week, those list that are on Rootsweb that are not being used are being taken down.  So, if you have lists that you use now and then and do not want them to be taken down, how about sending a message to it now and then.  If you have not found all your ancestors, write for help.  If you do have all your ancestors, write with research clues and places to use on the internet that helped you. In the past, these have been good lists that helped me find my ancestors. Thanks, -- Pat Connors http://www.connorsgenealogy.com

    03/05/2019 01:58:51
    1. [IRELAND-TRIVIA] rootsweb lists update
    2. Pat Connors
    3. It start this past week, those list that are on Rootsweb that are not being used are being taken down.  So, if you have lists that you use now and then and do not want them to be taken down, how about sending a message to it now and then.  If you have not found all your ancestors, write for help.  If you do have all your ancestors, write with research clues and places to use on the internet that helped you. In the past, these have been good lists that helped me find my ancestors. Thanks, -- Pat Connors http://www.connorsgenealogy.com

    03/05/2019 01:52:37
    1. [IRELAND-TRIVIA] Rootsweb news
    2. Pat Connors
    3. As many may or may not know, since the middle of August, many of us did not receive any Rootsweb mail.   Seems like AT&T and other email providers did not like all the anti-spam stuff that was put in our posts.  While us list owners were told that first, it was ATT's fault and then that ATT had banned Rootsweb, the long and short of it is that ATT treated the anti-spam code as spam so didn't deliver any posts that had it in it to us. You may have noticed a few days ago, the links in the emails are now clean, without any spam warning.  Check the link below my name at the end of this post.  It is a clean link, no gobably gook.  After of couple of days of clean emails, ATT, yesterday started allowing emails from Rootsweb to go through. So now that we are back 100%, lets start communicating.  Do every single one of you, have your family tree completed and back more than one generation?  I have one branch back to my 4th great grandfather by finding my 3rd great grandmother was born in County Down, Ireland in 1790.  It took me 19 yrs to find her place of birth.  She married a Smith in 1809 in New York City and that did not make it easy but by following her in the various censuses, I had a time when she didn't show up in them anymore so it was time to find her death certificate. Using the Italian Genealogy Group website, I found her death date and was able to get a copy of her death cert using Family History Library films.  It gave me her baptism date, her maiden name and her place of birth.  So with that info, I found her baptism record with the name of her father and also found four brothers. Here is the link for the Italian Genealogy Group.  Their records do not cover just Italian ancestors, mine was Irish. http://italiangen.org/records-search/ Now I think we have to get our lists busy again.  So, why not share one of your research journeys that was successful in finding one of your ancestors.  Share how you found a record that opened doors -- Pat Connors, list admin http://www.connorsgenealogy.com

    10/20/2018 03:38:28
    1. [IRELAND-TRIVIA] Rootsweb info
    2. Pat Connors
    3. The upgraded system has a completely different interface.  If you have not re-registered your account since March 1st, you will need to re-register your account.  Your old login will not work. The help pages are here: http://home.rootsweb.ancestry.com/listindexes/listsHelp -- Pat Connors, list owner http://www.connorsgenealogy.com

    04/06/2018 01:56:26
    1. [IRELAND-TRIVIA] Rootsweb is back online
    2. Pat Connors
    3. I want to welcome you all back now that the lists are back online. However, Ancestry has not made it an easy time to get used to the new interface they now have online.  If you have problems, please write either to me or post to list so you can get help. To know: I want to welcome you all back now that the lists are back online.  However, Ancestry has not made it an easy time to get used to the new interface they now have online.  If you have problems, please write either to me or post to list so you can get help. To know: https://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/postorius/lists/gen-trivia-ireland.rootsweb.com/ This is the page to subscribe/unsubscribe from the list and to look at the list's archives. You can also manage your subscription to the list there, like deciding if you want to get the posts to the list as they are posted or in a diary format. This is the page to subscribe/unsubscribe from the list and to look at the list's archives. You can also manage your subscription to the list there, like deciding if you want to get the posts to the list as they are posted or in a diary format. -- Pat Connors, list owner http://www.connorsgenealogy.com

    03/19/2018 06:00:23
    1. [IRELAND-TRIVIA] ailt nua faoinár sinsir / new articles about our ancestors
    2. Jerry Kelly
    3. A chairde,   Mar tá a fhios ag cuid mhaith agaibh, scríobhaim ailt shaor in aisce ar ár sinsir.  /  As many of you know, I write free articles about our ancestors.    Tá ailt nua ar mo shuíomh ag:  /  I have new articles on my site at:   www.irishtribes.com/articles.html Ina measc atá ailt faoinár Seanchas.  /  Among them are articles about our ancient genealogical tradition.   Freisin, tá foram ann chun freagra a thabhairt d’aon cheisteanna atá agaibh faoin gcultúr Gaelach.  /  Also, there’s a forum to answer any questions you have about Gaelic culture.   To group members:  I belong to several groups.  If you belong to several groups, it’s likely you’ll see this message several times.  To avoid bothering those who are botherable, I only send this kind of email about once every quarter.   To group owners:  If you don’t want your group to receive these articles, just let me know and I will immediately take your group off the list. Go mbaine sibh sult astu! / Hope you enjoy them! Le gach dea-ghuí, Gearóid / Jerry

    12/17/2013 11:56:57
    1. [IRELAND-TRIVIA] Wolves in Ireland: A natural and cultural history, book review
    2. Pat Connors
    3. */Wolves in Ireland: /**/A natural and cultural history/* Kieran Hickey ‘A fascinating overview of the wolf in Ireland through the ages. Hickey redresses the demonization of this iconic animal.’*Ciaran Mc Mahon, Team leader, Dublin zoo* >From prehistory to the present day, the wolf has always loomed large in the human imagination. An iconic symbol of the untamed and the wild, the wolf, as Ireland’s last great predator, has always provoked fear, excitement and wonder. In this book, Kieran Hickey examines a vast array of sources relating to wolves in Ireland. The author considers archaeological remains, name evidence (place and person, both in Irish and in English) and folklore. The book also looks at the historical records of wolves in Ireland including wolf attacks on livestock (and more rarely people), and describes how the extermination of wolves took place, with the last wolf being killed, most likely, in 1786. The causes of extermination are discussed in detail, including legislation, the role of bounties and professional wolf hunters and deforestation. The book closes by assessing whether the Irish wolf could have been a unique sub-species and considers the controversial possibility of re-introduction. *Kieran Hickey* is a lecturer in the Department of Geography, NUIG. He is the author of *Deluge: Ireland’s weather disasters, 2009–2010* (Open Air, 2010). Paperback 168pp; colour Illustrations. For more details: http://www.fourcourtspress.ie/product.php?intProductID=1164 -- Pat Connors, Sacramento, CA http://www.connorsgenealogy.com

    05/21/2013 03:02:35
    1. [IRELAND-TRIVIA] The Battle of Clontarf, new book
    2. Pat Connors
    3. */The Battle of Clontarf, Good Friday 1014 /*by Darren McGettigan is a stunning 156 pageillustrated history of one of the most significant events in Irish history. *As we approach the 1,000 year anniversary of this historic event, Darren McGettigan’s book details the events that led to the battle, the battle itself and the aftermath, including the death of the legendary Brian Boru.* *__* *__* *_New from Four Courts Press_* */The Battle of Clontarf, Good Friday, 1014/* Darren McGettigan The story of the Battle of Clontarf, fought almost a thousand years ago, on 23 April 1014, is an inspiring one. It is a tale of ambition, determination, courage and sacrifice. Although the history of the battle has often been misrepresented, it is without doubt one of the most important events to have taken place in medieval Ireland. The Battle of Clontarf was one of the most remarkable battles in Irish history and it is certainly the most noteworthy of the medieval era. In medieval Irish history, it has no equivalent. In the wider history of these islands, Clontarf must rank with the Battle of Hastings, fought in 1066 between the Anglo-Saxon army of King Harold Godwinson and the invading Norman forces of Duke William the Conqueror. It is also comparable to Bannockburn, fought in 1314 between the army of Robert Bruce (King Robert I), fighting for Scottish independence, against an English army commanded by King Edward II, for its subsequent impact on the history of a people of these islands. Brian Boru emerges from the pages of this illustrated book, not as the great reforming high-king of legend, but as a still highly ambitious and intelligent monarch, whose steely resolve led his army to victory on the Clontarf battlefield that Good Friday in 1014. *Darren McGettigan*is the author of /Red Hugh O’Donnell and the Nine Years War/ (2005) and /The Donegal Plantation and the Tír Chonaill Irish, 1610–1710/ (2010). Paperback. 156pp; colour ills. http://www.fourcourtspress.ie/product.php?intProductID=1125 -- Pat Connors, Sacramento, CA http://www.connorsgenealogy.com

    05/20/2013 02:58:59
    1. [IRELAND-TRIVIA] New book from Four Courts Press
    2. Pat Connors
    3. We are publishing a new book today that I think will be of huge interest to you. It is called */The Morpeth Roll: Ireland Identified in 1841/*. We would really appreciate it if you could forward the details below to your members and subscribers. *See attached Press release for additional details* Best wishes, Anthony Buy our books online via www.fourcourtspress.ie<http://www.fourcourtspress.ie <http://www.fourcourtspress.ie%3chttp:/www.fourcourtspress.ie>> Anthony Tierney Sales & Marketing Manager Four Courts Press 7 Malpas Street Dublin 8 Tel: 014534668 e-mail: anthony.tierney@fourcourtspress.ie <mailto:anthony.tierney@fourcourtspress.ie%3cmailto:anthony.tierney@fourcourtspress.ie> */The Morpeth Roll: Ireland identified in 1841/* Christopher Ridgway, editor In 1841, on stepping down as chief secretary, George Howard, Lord Morpeth, received a grand farewell testimonial from the people of Ireland. This took the form of over a quarter of a million signatures on sheets of paper wrapped around a gigantic bobbin; when unwound, the testimonial measures a staggering 420 metres. After decades of lying in obscurity in Castle Howard, North Yorkshire, the Morpeth Roll has been the subject of intense research, digitization and conservation. It is now being seen in public for the first time in 170 years as part of a touring exhibition throughout Ireland, held in conjunction with The Gathering (2013). This lavishly illustrated book of essays discusses the significance of the roll, and examines what it can tell us about pre-Famine Ireland. Just how the roll was commissioned and assembled in a matter of weeks, with signatures collected from across Ireland, is one focus of enquiry; as are the reasons for Morpeth’s extraordinary popularity, which endured when he returned to Dublin as viceroy in the 1850s. The roll is not only a document of national significance, it is also a unique mechanical object on its winding spool, presenting very special challenges for display and interpretation. Christopher Ridgway is curator of Castle Howard in Yorkshire and has written and lectured widely on its architecture, gardens and collections. Paperback . 144pp; colour ills. Summer 2013 ISBN: 978-1-84682-406-7 *AVAILABLE NOW *http://www.fourcourtspress.ie/product.php?intProductID=1148 -- Pat Connors, Sacramento, CA http://www.connorsgenealogy.com

    05/20/2013 02:57:42
    1. [IRELAND-TRIVIA] Test
    2. Test as there is no mail Sent from my iPad

    04/04/2013 12:06:44
    1. Re: [IRELAND-TRIVIA] Test
    2. Pat Connors
    3. When you want to see if the list is working or not, the proper way is to check the list's archives. http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/index?list=gen-trivia-ireland Test as there is no mail If you want to wake up everyone, send some Irish trivia. -- Pat Connors, Sacramento CA, list admin http://www.connorsgenealogy.com

    04/03/2013 08:45:33
  1. 04/01/2013 08:12:16
    1. [IRELAND-TRIVIA] new book, Being Mary?
    2. Pat Connors
    3. This came in my mail this past weekend and I am passing it on. It gives me great pleasure to informyou that ‘/Being Mary? Irish Catholic Immigrant Women and Home and Community Building in Harold Hill Essex 1947 -1970/’ by Aenne Werner-Leggett was published on 21 September 2012.** 9789490947767_omslagHR.jpg978-94-90947-76-6 | Paperback | 282 pages| € 35,00 | $ 52.50 *About the book* The history of Irish women in England has often been viewed from the outside and they were mostly seen as a social problem; Irish immigrant women especially do not often feature in historical research. Therefore the achievements of Irish immigrant women are pushed outside the realm of general history although their numbers had a large impact on particular areas in England. They were the reason behind an ever-growing Catholic Church and contributed to community spirit within that church. Further, as they raised their children and worked in local schools, hospitals and children’s homes, they influenced the social life of their area. /Being Mary?/explores the lives of Irish immigrant women in the newly-built Harold Hill Estate in Essex in the post-war period, with reference to the influence of the cult of the Virgin Mary upon those lives. It analyses the roles which they played in their families and in the community. In so doing, it examines how the cult of the Virgin was used to prepare these women for motherhood, and in a wider context, for their supportive and caring roles in their families and community. *Website* http://www.elevenpub.com/social-sciences/catalogus/being-mary-1# <http://www.elevenpub.com/social-sciences/catalogus/being-mary-1> If you see the possibility to review this book in your journal, I would be very glad to send you a free review copy. -- Pat Connors, Sacramento, CA http://www.connorsgenealogy.com

    03/04/2013 02:03:28
    1. [IRELAND-TRIVIA] Have you read After The Rising
    2. oleoghain
    3. By Orna Ross from Wexford? ---------- Sent from AT&T's Wireless network using AOL Mail ------Original Message------ From: Pat Connors <nymets11@pacbell.net> To: "Ireland Book Discussion" <Ireland-Book-Discussion-l@rootsweb.com>,<gen-trivia-ireland-l@rootsweb.com> Date: Sunday, February 10, 2013 10:23:43 AM GMT-0800 Subject: [IRELAND-TRIVIA] For God and Ireland: The Fight for Moral Superiority in Ireland, book report by Read Ireland For God and Ireland: The Fight for Moral Superiority in Ireland, 1922-32 by MP McCabe In recent years, two institutional pillars of Irish society, the Catholic Church and Fianna Fail, have dramatically crumbled in prestige. Together they held up much of 20th-century Irish life, in (apparently) mutually-supporting ways. In contrast to this harmonious image, author M.P. McCabe examines their often strikingly difficult relationship at the birth of the modern Irish state. For God and Ireland argues for an all-encompassing assessment of the relationship between these competing bodies. The result is a study of rhetoric giving way to pragmatism. Each side longed to achieve moral superiority over the other. Instead, both sides found that what they said and what they could do in the situations in which they found themselves were often drastically different. Unfortunately for many in Ireland, the heated words left deep wounds that never truly healed. The book fills a crucial gap in the literature, building on the vast amount of new research and perspectives which have emerged over the past 25 years. Hardback; 310 pages -- Pat Connors, Sacramento, CA http://www.connorsgenealogy.com *********************** Post some Irish trivia: dates, birthdays, holidays, recipes, plants/flowers, cars, roads, townlands, parishes, jokes (clean), pubs, anything that others might not know about ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to GEN-TRIVIA-IRELAND-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    02/10/2013 01:13:38
    1. [IRELAND-TRIVIA] For God and Ireland: The Fight for Moral Superiority in Ireland, book report by Read Ireland
    2. Pat Connors
    3. For God and Ireland: The Fight for Moral Superiority in Ireland, 1922-32 by MP McCabe In recent years, two institutional pillars of Irish society, the Catholic Church and Fianna Fail, have dramatically crumbled in prestige. Together they held up much of 20th-century Irish life, in (apparently) mutually-supporting ways. In contrast to this harmonious image, author M.P. McCabe examines their often strikingly difficult relationship at the birth of the modern Irish state. For God and Ireland argues for an all-encompassing assessment of the relationship between these competing bodies. The result is a study of rhetoric giving way to pragmatism. Each side longed to achieve moral superiority over the other. Instead, both sides found that what they said and what they could do in the situations in which they found themselves were often drastically different. Unfortunately for many in Ireland, the heated words left deep wounds that never truly healed. The book fills a crucial gap in the literature, building on the vast amount of new research and perspectives which have emerged over the past 25 years. Hardback; 310 pages -- Pat Connors, Sacramento, CA http://www.connorsgenealogy.com

    02/10/2013 03:23:43
    1. [IRELAND-TRIVIA] On Another Man's Wound, book review by Read Ireland
    2. Pat Connors
    3. Title: On Another Man’s Wound Author: Ernie O’Malley Description: 'On Another Man’s Wound', its title taken from an old Ulster proverb, ‘It’s easy to sleep on another man’s wound’, was first published in 1936 and has become the classic account of the years 1916-21 in Ireland. It captures the essence of Ireland at the time, the way people lived, their attitudes, their beliefs, the songs they sang, the legends they knew. O’Malley pictures the Irish landscape magnificently, and his cameo sketches of the great personalities of the Rising and the war that followed bring them into instant focus. The sequel 'The Singing Flame', (also available from Read Ireland, 22.50 Euro) which details O'Malley's experiences of the Irish Civil War, and 'Raids and Rallies' (also available from Read Ireland, 20 Euro), covering his comrade's experiences during the War of Independence, are also available from Mercier Press. Author Information: Ernie O'Malley was a medical student in Dublin when the 1916 Rising broke out. Although initially indifferent, he soon came to sympathise with the Republican viewpoint and joined the Irish Volunteers, later to become the IRA. He quickly rose through the ranks and was soon organising the IRA around the country, reporting directly to Michael Collins and Richard Mulcahy. Cormac O'Malley is Ernie O'Malley's son. He works as an international lawyer and has been extensively involved in ensuring his father's writings are made accessible to all those interested in Irish history. -- Pat Connors, Sacramento, CA http://www.connorsgenealogy.com

    02/07/2013 01:56:17
    1. [IRELAND-TRIVIA] A Twisted Root: Ancestral Entanglements in Ireland by Patrician Craig, a Read Ireland book review
    2. Pat Connors
    3. A Twisted Root: Ancestral Entanglements in Ireland by Patrician Craig My direct and indirect forebears are a wonderfully heterogeneous lot – down and up the social scale (mostly down), in and out of church and chapel, Lurgan Papes and Wexford Prods, hanged and hangmen, street-brawlers and scholars, full-blown Orangemen and republican activists.’ In A Twisted Root Patricia Craig traces the remarkable stories of her ancestors, weaving the threads of their individual lives into the sweeping panorama of Irish history. From her multiply-great grandmother Katherine Rose, who made her way from Stratford-upon-Avon to Lisburn as part of the Plantation of Ulster, to Benjamin and Rebecca Lett – children at the time – who escaped the massacre at Scullabogue; from her forebear William Blacker who founded the Orange Order, to her great-uncles Frank, Matt, Gerry and Jimmy, who were all active in the IRA in the 1920s, this astonishing cast of characters creates a compelling portrait of a family and brings Irish history to life. Hardback; 304 pages -- Pat Connors, Sacramento, CA http://www.connorsgenealogy.com

    02/03/2013 03:28:31
    1. [IRELAND-TRIVIA] Two book reviews by Read Ireland by author Adrian McKinty
    2. Pat Connors
    3. I Hear the Sirens in the Street by Adrian McKinty Detective Inspector Sean Duffy returns for the incendiary sequel to The Cold Cold Ground. Sean Duffy knows there's no such thing as a perfect crime. But a torso in a suitcase is pretty close.Still, one tiny clue is all it takes, and there it is. A tattoo. So Duffy, fully fit and back at work after the severe trauma of his last case, is ready to follow the trail of blood - however faint - that always,alwaysconnects a body to its killer.A legendarily stubborn man, Duffy becomes obsessed with this mystery as a distraction from the ruins of his love life, and to push down the seed of self-doubt that he seems to have traded for his youthful arrogance. So from country lanes to city streets, Duffy works every angle. And wherever he goes, he smells a rat ... Large Format Paperback; 256 pages The Cold Cold Ground by Adrian McKinty Sean Duffy will do anything to solve this case. Including risking his life. Two dead.One left in a car by the side of a road. He was meant to be found quickly. His killer is making a statement. The other is discovered hanging in a tree, deep in a forest. Surely a suicide: she'd just given birth, but there's no sign of the baby.Nothing seems to link the two, but Detective Sergeant Sean Duffy knows the links that seem to be invisible are just waiting to be uncovered. And as a policeman who has solved six murders so far in his career, but not yet brought a single case to court, Duffy is determined that this time, someone will pay. Mass Market Paperback; 256 pages -- Pat Connors, Sacramento, CA http://www.connorsgenealogy.com

    02/03/2013 03:26:45
    1. [IRELAND-TRIVIA] Luggala Days, The story of a Guinness house by Robert O'Byrne, a Read Ireland book report
    2. Pat Connors
    3. Luggala Days - The story of a Guinness house by Robert O'Byrne Explore the unique beauty of Ireland's most fascinating house Hidden inside a secluded Irish valley lies Luggala, an exquisite eighteenth-century house at the centre of a 5,000-acre estate. In 1937 Ernest Guinness presented Luggala to his youngest daughter, Oonagh - one of the three famous 'Golden Guinness Girls' - following her marriage to the fourth Baron Oranmore and Browne. Oonagh described Luggala as 'the most decorative honey pot in Ireland' and made it the centre of a dazzling social world that included peers, painters and poets, journalists and junkies, scholars and socialites. In the late 1960s she passed the estate to her son, the Hon Garech Browne, founder of Claddagh Records, who has not only maintained but surpassed his mother's gifts both for hospitality and for bringing together a wide range of creative talents. Luggala Days celebrates both the unique beauty of this place and the many celebrated names irresistibly drawn there, from writers like Brendan Behan, Robert Lowell, Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes, to actors and directors such as John Hurt, Daniel Day-Lewis and John Boorman, and above all musicians, including The Chieftains, Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull, Bono and Michael Jackson. All of them have succumbed to the enchantment of days passed at Luggala. Large Format 'Coffee Table' Hardback; Full Colour Photographs Throughout -- Pat Connors, Sacramento, CA http://www.connorsgenealogy.com

    01/28/2013 08:56:09
    1. [IRELAND-TRIVIA] The Origins of the Irish by JP Mallory, Read Ireland book review
    2. Pat Connors
    3. The Origins of the Irish by JP Mallory About eighty million people today can trace their descent back to the occupants of Ireland. But where did they come from – and what do we mean by ‘Irish’? The Origins of the Irish is the first major attempt for almost a century to deal with the core issues of how the Irish people came into being. Written as an engrossing detective story and illustrated with informative drawings and maps, this is essential reading for anyone who is interested in Ireland and the Irish. Scholars have puzzled over the riddle of Irish origins for over a thousand years, but without any clear resolution. The medieval Irish created an elaborate narrative of their origins that has haunted generations of archaeologists, linguists and even modern geneticists. This authoritative and brilliantly argued book emphasizes that the Irish did not have a single origin, but are a product of multiple influences that can only be tracked by employing archaeology, genetics, geology, linguistics and mythology. Beginning with the geological collision that fused the two halves of Ireland, the author traces Ireland’s long journey to become an island. He examines the sources of Ireland’s earliest colonists and why they might have sought out one of the most impoverished places of Europe to settle. The origins of the first farmers and their impact on the island are followed by an exploration of how metallurgists in copper, bronze and iron brought Ireland into wider orbits of European culture. Traditional explanations of Irish prehistory are assessed in the light of the very latest genetic research into the origins of the Irish. The author also tackles the vexed question of the Celts and the sources of the Irish language. J. P. Mallory is a world expert on the interconnection of archaeology and linguistics and is the author of the standard work In Search of the Indo-Europeans and The Oxford Introduction to Proto-Indo-European. He has co-authored The Archaeology of Ulster and The Tarim Mummies and published numerous other works. He is Emeritus Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology at Queen’s University Belfast and a member of the Royal Irish Academy. Hardback; 320 pages with 122 illustrations -- Pat Connors, Sacramento, CA http://www.connorsgenealogy.com

    01/22/2013 01:47:20