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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.

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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Jul 18, 1867 - Oct 26, 1932 1867 - 1932
Added Apr 12, 2012 by: Daniel Pinna
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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.
Added Jan 11, 2012 by: Ancient Faces
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Picturesque life and customs of an Irish village--Ireland
Added Jan 10, 2012 by: Ancient Faces
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A print of an Irish spinner (a woman sitting at a spinning wheel) in County Galway, Ireland sometime between 1890 and 1900.
Added Jan 9, 2012 by: Ancient Faces
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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 my nan, Kathleen (Pilcher) Bullen, in the garden in Ireland. She lived to be 100
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Feb 10, 1903 - Sep 2, 2002 1903 - 2002
Added Oct 4, 2014 by: Cathie Allen
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Image is of a St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun in an unknown parade. This could have been taken in New York City's famous St. Patrick's Day parade.
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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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Barryscourt Castle (Caisleán Chúirt an Bharraigh in Irish) is a castle located in eastern County Cork in southern Ireland, close to the town of Carrigtwohill.
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Thomas Rowan Morrow, my Grandfather's second cousin. He was born in County Down, Ireland in 1881. His brother, Waddell, had emigrated three years earlier to work on a ranch hand near Gleichen, Alberta, Canada and he was going to join him there. My Grandfather, Arba C. Morrow was to meet him at the pier and put him up for a few days till he arranged his travel to Alberta. He boarded the Titanic at Queenstown as a third class passenger (ticket number 372622, £7 15s). He died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.
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1881 - Apr 15, 1912 1881 - 1912
Added Apr 15, 2012 by: Arba Morrow
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This is a photo of Helen Mary Ruby Waters added by George Waters on April 27, 2020.
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Feb 20, 1920 - Mar 18, 1933 1920 - 1933
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This is a photo of Adrian Eaton (Owen) Waters added by George Waters on April 27, 2020.
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Sep 7, 1924 - Nov 26, 1990 1924 - 1990
Added Apr 27, 2020 by: George Waters
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Eaton William Waters (2nd) (17 Jan 1865 - 28 Feb 1945)
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Jan 17, 1865 - Feb 28, 1945 1865 - 1945
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Eaton William Waters (2nd)
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Jan 17, 1865 - Feb 28, 1945 1865 - 1945
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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 Mary Edwards
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1828 - Mar 4, 1914 1828 - 1914
Added Nov 24, 2014 by: George Waters
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The Barry's Castle in Buttevant, County Cork Ireland. Barry family: Named Buttevant after family motto: Boutez-en-Avant (Go Forward )
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Kevin Gerard Barry (Irish: Caoimhín de Barra ) (20 January 1902 – 1 November 1920) was the first Irish republican to be executed by the British since the leaders of the Easter Rising.[1] Barry was sentenced to death for his part in an IRA operation which resulted in the deaths of three British soldiers.[2] Barry's death is considered a watershed moment in the Irish conflict. His execution outraged public opinion in Ireland and throughout the world, because of his youth. The timing of his death was also crucial, in that his hanging came only days after the death on hunger strike of Terence MacSwiney - the republican Lord Mayor of Cork – and brought public opinion to fever-pitch. His treatment and death attracted great international attention and attempts were made by U.S., British, and Vatican officials to secure a reprieve. His execution and MacSwiney's death precipitated a dramatic escalation in violence as the Irish War of Independence entered its most bloody phase. Because of his refusal to inform on his comrades while under torture, Kevin Barry was to become one of the most celebrated of republican martyrs.[3][4] A ballad bearing his name, relating the story of his execution, is popular to this day.
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A portrait of Jonathan Swift, circa 1710 in Ireland.
Added Nov 19, 2012 by: Loretta Destin
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Vintage Irish postcard celebrating St. Patrick's Day which reads: "Shamrocks for luck on St. Patrick's Day Greetings".
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Michael Collins was born on October 16th 1890, and died August 22nd 1922. Michael "Mick" Collins was an Irish revolutionary leader who played various leadership roles in Irish government including Minister for Finance, Director of Intelligence for the IRA, Commander-in-chief for the National Army and President of the Irish Republic. Michael Collins was killed on 22 August 1922 during an ambush while he was still engaged to Kitty Kiernan.
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Oct 16, 1890 - Unknown 1890 - ?
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A photomechanical print of an "Irish jaunting car" in the 19th century.
A photo of the John Brennan Family of Carracanada, Swinford, Co. Mayo, Ireland. One daughter, Nell Doyle is missing.
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1830 - Unknown 1830 - ?
Added Mar 7, 2002 by: Kay Mammoser
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A picture of the O'Sullivan family in Ireland in 1910. The names of the family members weren't offered by the submitter.
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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May 8, 1844 - 1899 1844 - 1899
Added Jun 5, 2019 by: Jan Brown
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On Saint Patrick’s Day We Are ALL Irish
It's often been said that on St. Patrick's day, we are all a little Irish. And certainly, on March 17th all around the wo...
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