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The people of Ireland have always self-identified as Celtic. Thanks to new DNA testing, we now know that the original inhabitants of Ireland were from the Iberian Peninsula and are closely linked to the Basque. Through thousands of years, as it is with all peoples, this heritage has mixed with the Celts and English especially, creating the unique mixture known as the Irish. << Read less
Margaret "Molly" (or "Maggie") Brown, born July 18th, 1867 and died October 26th, 1932, receiving an award for her efforts to save the other passengers of the RMS Titanic. Molly Brown was a wealthy philanthropist and socialite who was aboard the RMS Titanic when it sank in 1912. She was fortunate (read: wealthy) enough to get aboard one of the only 20 lifeboats prior to the ship sinking. However, unlike so many other survivors, Molly Brown urged the crew of Lifeboat No. 6 to return to the wreckage to pick up drowning passengers. Molly Brown, known to her friends as "Maggie", came from hard working roots. Her parents were Irish immigrants and she moved to Colorado when she was a teenager, where she worked in a store. It was there that she met and married her husband, J.J. Brown. This is what she said of their meeting: "I wanted a rich man, but I loved Jim Brown. I thought about how I wanted comfort for my father and how I had determined to stay single until a man presented himself who could give to the tired old man the things I longed for him. Jim was as poor as we were, and had no better chance in life. I struggled hard with myself in those days. I loved Jim, but he was poor. Finally, I decided that I'd be better off with a poor man whom I loved than with a wealthy one whose money had attracted me. So I married Jim Brown." After Jim discovered a rich vein of silver, the family became wealthy - fulfilling her dreams of marrying a rich man and enabling her to carry out her many acts of philanthropy.
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Margaret Tobin Brown
Jul 18, 1867 - Oct 26, 1932
A photo of "Pat" an Irish Wolfhound in 1920. The Irish Wolfhound was officially recognized as a breed in 1897 but it may have been brought to Ireland as early as 7000 BC.
Picturesque life and customs of an Irish village--Ireland
A print of an Irish spinner (a woman sitting at a spinning wheel) in County Galway, Ireland sometime between 1890 and 1900.
Two of the lassies from Bob Barrett's Pipers and Drummers - Josephine Barrett, age 10, and Madeline Ryan, age 10, World Telegram photo by Walter Albertin.
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A theatrical poster from 1907 - "Happy Hooligan's trip around the world the big scenic musical comedy" Joe Sullivan as "Mac Greger"
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A photo of Eliza Fitzgerald, who married John Lahiff in 1864 in the Catholic Chapel of Carron, County Clare, Ireland. He was a Herd in the Barron and she a Herd’s daughter. She was a strong hard working woman. In her 55 years, she traveled from Ireland to Australia, back to Ireland, on to America, back to Ireland again and finally came to rest in Newport Rhode Island. She was the mother of 10 children all of whom made it to adulthood save one young Patrick who died of meningitis on her first trip to America. All of her children were baptized in the Catholic Church and most of them in St Columba church in Carron in the Burren County Clare. There must have been some entertainer in the family genes as many of her children and grandchildren were known for their musical and acting ability. Eliza died not long after arriving in America the second time and is buried on St Columba’s cemetery in Middletown, Newport, Rhode Island. Her children included Bridget, Catherine (Kate), Thomas, Patrick, Mary Ellen, Peter, Honora, Michael, William and James Joseph.
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Eliza (Fitzgerald) Lahiff
May 8, 1844 - 1899
A photo of Honor Gannon Walsh
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A photo of Michael Walsh
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A photo of R H Wallace
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Robert H Wallace
Oct 10, 1876 - Aug 18, 1917
A photo of R H Wallace
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Robert H Wallace
Oct 10, 1876 - Aug 18, 1917
A photo of Pat McAllister, The Irish Terror
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Pat McAllister
Feb 20, 1894 - Jan 30, 1975
Richard Todd was making an ad for pipe tobacco at Gallahers factory in Belfast
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A photo of Pierce Edward Kirwan in Waterford County, Ireland. Seated is my great grandfather, Pierce E. Kirwan. He is being photographed with an unknown woman there. Once he emigrated to San Francisco USA he met and married Catherine M. Power - also known as Kitty. They made a life in San Francisco with a nice house and a bar -- but the after their youngest's birthday, The Great Quake of 1906 changed everything. They had a 3 + 6 year old and no where to live. Pierce (also known as The Duke) was taken in by his brother Nicholas (an SFPD officer) and his wife. They had no kids so bringing Mary (age 6) and Nick (age 3) into their home with their parents was the least they could do.
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Pierce Edward Kirwan
Died: Jul 20, 1944
A photo of Michael Devany, who was a farmer at Cloonlaur, Kilteevan Parish, County Roscommon, Ireland.
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Michael Devany
1838 - 1893
A photo of my Grandparents, Denis Maher & Jane (Talbot) Maher , Tralee Co Kerry early 1900
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A photo of the Cooper Brothers. Left: Robert, James standing in back, John who is my great great grandfather and grandfather of my great grandfather William John Cooper Carr Masson. Samuel the other brother is not shown in this photo. All the brothers were born in Portadown, Ireland. John Henry Cooper was born in 1826 and died in 1905. He served in the Royal British Army. Any information or documents or photos are very difficult to find for these Cooper Brothers and family. Their father was James and Elizabeth (Cassady) Cooper.
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Joseph Donaghy portrait b. dec 29 Antrim Ireland. He and his wife Nancy Donaghy emigrated from Antrim Ireland about 1835 and settled in Butler County Pa. They owned and operated the Old Stone House, stage coach stop and Inn, near Slippery Rock, Pa. It was the only stop between Allegheny County and Erie and was a pivotal abode. The Donaghy family had 12 children and often gave up their beds when they had guest and the entire family slept in tow upstairs rooms. The Old Stone House is now a historical place and is preserved and maintained by Slippery Rock University. They were a Christian family and bibles were throughout the home. The Donaghy family Bible was greatly detailed with births, deaths and marraiges. The information has been added to Ancestry.com.
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Joseph Donaghy
Born: Dec 29
A photo of Kathleen (Pilcher) Bullen and mum Kate Pilcher with a relative (from the Cunningham side of family)
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Kathleen (Pilcher) Bullen
Feb 10, 1903 - Sep 2, 2002
England, United Kingdom
A photo of Stephen Pilcher ballymacaw coastguard cottages waterford
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Stephen Pilcher
July 1862 - Mar 6, 1918
Youghal, Cork, Ireland
A photo of Stephen Pilcher ballymacaw cove used to be a coastguard ststion
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Stephen Pilcher
July 1862 - Mar 6, 1918
Youghal, Cork, Ireland
A photo of Stephen Pilcher the old boathouse ballymacaw
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Stephen Pilcher
July 1862 - Mar 6, 1918
Youghal, Cork, Ireland
A photo of Stephen Pilcher youghal lighthouse and cove
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Stephen Pilcher
July 1862 - Mar 6, 1918
Youghal, Cork, Ireland
A photo of Stephen Pilcher ballycotton harbour
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Stephen Pilcher
July 1862 - Mar 6, 1918
Youghal, Cork, Ireland
A photo of Stephen Pilcher rescue boat ballycotton
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Stephen Pilcher
July 1862 - Mar 6, 1918
Youghal, Cork, Ireland
A photo of Stephen Pilcher
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Stephen Pilcher
July 1862 - Mar 6, 1918
Youghal, Cork, Ireland
A photo of Kate (Cunningham) Pilcher kate lived here from 1903 to 1906 ballymacaw waterford ireland
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A photo of Kate (Cunningham) Pilcher
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A photo of Kate (Cunningham) Pilcher
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A photo of Kate (Cunningham) Pilcher
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A photo of Kate (Cunningham) Pilcher
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A photo of Kate (Cunningham) Pilcher
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A photo of Stephen Pilcher dungarvan waterford ireland
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Stephen Pilcher
Dec 12, 1836 - 1898
Dungarvan, Waterford, Ireland
A photo of Stephen Pilcher helvick head harbour waterford ireland
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Stephen Pilcher
Dec 12, 1836 - 1898
Dungarvan, Waterford, Ireland
A photo of Stephen Pilcher Lifeboat Station
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Stephen Pilcher
Dec 12, 1836 - 1898
Dungarvan, Waterford, Ireland
A photo of Stephen Pilcher's home 44 o connell st dungarvan waterford, Stephen and Mary Pilcher lived here xx
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Stephen Pilcher
Dec 12, 1836 - 1898
Dungarvan, Waterford, Ireland
A photo of Stephen Pilcher's Coastguard house Dungarvan Harbour Waterford, Ireland
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Stephen Pilcher
Dec 12, 1836 - 1898
Dungarvan, Waterford, Ireland
A photo of Stephen Pilcher's Helvickhead boathouse
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Stephen Pilcher
Dec 12, 1836 - 1898
Dungarvan, Waterford, Ireland
A photo of Stephen Pilcher's home
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Stephen Pilcher
Dec 12, 1836 - 1898
Dungarvan, Waterford, Ireland
A photo of a painting of George Alexander Waters
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George Alexander Waters
Feb 10, 1774 - Oct 14, 1858
A photo of Thomas Obrien taken in Dublin in 1866. His father was William Obrien form Castletown Tipp. His mother was Henrietta Crouce (?spelling) he was a wine spirit and tea merchant having inherited the business form his father in law Michael Gavan
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A photo of Mary Joseph Obrien, born Carrick 1844 to Thomas Obrien and Bridget Gavan. Parents wine tea and spirit merchants 66 Summerhill Dublin .Came to Australia with cousin James madden and Mary Agnes Obrien. to uncle Michael Obrien in Bathurst believed to have been post master there. Married Carlo Muller at St Patricks cathedral Melbourne boxing day 1877
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A photo of George Alexander Waters
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George Alexander Waters
Sep 28, 1862 - May 13, 1915
A photo of Mary Edwards
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Mary Edwards
Died: Mar 4, 1914
A photo of Mary Edwards taken about 1885
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Mary Edwards
Died: Mar 4, 1914
A photo of Eaton William Waters
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Eaton William Waters
1819 - Sep 14, 1870
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