'On a flesh and bone foundation': An Irish History
As the only Canadian born member of my Irish family, I often felt as though I lacked a history, that is until I decided to go looking for it. 'On a flesh and bone foundation': An Irish History is the story of the search for my family across time, a search that has taken me across Ireland and into a history which includes a gun running grandmother who risked her life as a member of Cumann na mBan (the women's branch of the IRA) and her beloved brother who fought and was killed during the Irish War of Independence. In my family tree I've discovered both the glorious and the ignoble, the joyous and the heartbreaking. Also, on Tombstone Tuesdays I feature photos and text about interesting tombstones which I've encountered in my journeys to Ireland; and on Wordless Wednesdays I include photographs of sites in Ireland which are of historical significance.
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Happy Bloomsday! Today I am in London, England, and not in my beloved Dublin; however, my Edwardian döppelganger is standing in for me, dressed in her best, and ready to celebrate all things Joycean on this Bloomsday. Bloomsday is the day on which the lif...3 days ago
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