In the News blog: O’Donoghue’s Opera

Back in 1965, when the notion of an indigenous Irish film industry seemed like a flight of pure fantasy, a bunch of brave souls set out to make the first truly Irish musical, a bawdy, boisterous comedy with overtones of The Threepenny Opera, based on some of the country’s favourite ballads, and featuring some of […]

The Don’t know whos

A very quick one some might find funny – Growing up in a diverse New York when I was 7 or 8 years old We had a school assignment about our family names , where they came from, and what they meant….. I asked my Dad from Loobridge, Glenflesk, Co. Kerry and he explained to […]

New Emma Donoghue novel The Pull of the Stars

Set in Dublin in 1918 in a hospital ward where expectant mothers who have flu are quarantining together, this is a wonderfully written story of women who cross paths there and change each other's lives in unexpected ways.

New database for Catholic Family History Society

I am a member of this society and they have uploaded 'The Margaret Higgins Database of Catholics in England and Their Friends : 1607-1840' on the society web site The Introduction alone is worth a read and contains this paragraph "A word of warning!  If the researcher is able to use the software, Microsoft Access, […]

My trip to Ireland in September 2017

My trip to ireland in September 2017   Contributed by John J Pozega Email: of Groton, Connecticut, USA Great grandson of John Patrick O’Donoghue  1857/9- 1938.  Born in, Adrigole, Beara, County Cork, Ireland, died Mellen, Ashland County, Wisconsin, USA. My sister and I flew from Hartford, Connecticut, USA, direct to Dublin on Aer Lingus.  […]