Author archive: Larry Dohey

“Paws for thought: new leads on Irish Genealogy resources.”

Researchers like to take advantage of any archival documents that may be available to them and the genealogy tree that Kieran Cronin the Deputy Librarian at Waterford Institute of Technology in Ireland is barking up is the Ireland Dog License Registers. The Ireland Dog License Registry was introduced into Irish law in 1865 and the…

Celtic Language Teachers to meet in St. John’s

The 2018 Conference of the North American Association of Celtic Language Teachers (NAACLT) will be held at Memorial University from 23-26 May 2018. The topic of this conference will be “The Celtic Languages Between Two Worlds”  with keynote speaker the award-winning broadcaster and writer, Aodhán Ó hEadhra (Aidan O’Hara). Conference organizers have arranged for a…

Céad Míle Fáilte roimh Aidan agus Joyce O’Hara A Gathering of Friends (Old and New)

The Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society are delighted to welcome Aidan and Joyce O’Hara from Ireland back into the province. Aidan came from Ireland to study folklore and cultural geography at MUN. He did major fieldwork in the Irish communities of Freshwater Valley, St. John’s and on the Cape Shore. Aidan subsequently formed the…

Newfoundland and Labrador Irish Connections Music Event

NLIC MEET, GREET & MUSIC EVENT The Newfoundland & Labrador Irish Connections Board is holding a Meet, Greet & Music fundraiser event on Wednesday April 25th 2018 at the Benevolent Irish Society (BIS) Hall 30 Harvey Rd St John’s, admission is $10.00 per person and doors open at 7:00pm Newfoundland and Labrador Irish Connections is…

Irish history from the Great Famine to the era of the Troubles

Dr. Patrick Mannion, who has been teaching as a Sessional Instructor in the History Department at Memorial University since 2014, will be offering a six-week intersession semester, May 7th-June 20th. This course will provide students with a comprehensive, analytical survey of modern Irish history from the Great Famine of the 1840s to the era of…

Easter, 1916 by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS

Despite his previous hostility to armed nationalism, WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS honoured those who died in or after Dublin’s Easter Rising as Christ-like martyrs possessing “a terrible beauty”   Easter, 1916 BY WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS I have met them at close of day Coming with vivid faces From counter or desk among grey Eighteenth-century houses. I…

“Drowning the shamrock”

    Photo Credit: “Drowning the Shamrock” Illustrated London News, March 19, 1853 The St. John’s newspaper, The Newfoundlander reporting on the celebrations of the members of Benevolent Irish Society (BIS) in St. John’s on March 17, 1829  wrote: “The company continued to retire, successively, until six o’clock on Sheelagh’s morning, (March 18) at which hour,…

A PRESENTATION ON NORTHERN IRELAND

“What’s going on in the North?” This presentation sponsored by the BENEVOLENT IRISH SOCIETY ovides an overview of life and contemporary issues in the North of Ireland. Themes around identity, social issues and developments, the legacy of “the Troubles” and life in a time of peace. An overview of the current political climate in the…

Irish Tourism Minister Visits Newfoundland and Labrador

(St. John’s, NL, February 20, 2018)  Irish Tourism Minister Brendan Griffin told a gathering of Irish cultural and heritage organizations in St. John’s that he and the Irish delegation visiting Newfoundland will be actively promoting the Valentia Cable Station and Heart’s Content Station as a UNESCO World Heritage site. In December the Canadian government announced…

Conserving Ireland’s Built Heritage

Presentation: “Opportunities and Challenges in Conserving Ireland’s Built Heritage” Thursday, February 1, 7:30 pm 1 Springdale Street St. John’s , NL Please join the Heritage Foundation for a presentation by heritage conservation specialists David Humphreys and Sheena Ryan from the Association of Conservation Professionals, Galway, Ireland as they share their experience in working on the…

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