For those Scottish Pattons who arrived in NI at the Plantation and remained loyal, life could be rewarding. Yet many loyalists ran afoul of monarchs who wished to assert the supremacy of their Church of Ireland
The sense of life’s possibilities that this family history suggests is intoxicating.
It was deeply emotional for me to be able to tell Judy the name of her father, something she had longed for all her life. I emailed a photograph, not being able to imagine the emotion of seeing a photograph of your father for the very first time.
Its interactive map at https://irishheritage.com.au/heritage-trail/ is a wonderful achievement and is a boon for locals and for travellers to Perth.
While there is good storytelling throughout the book, in relating the story of the Hayes family, the author showed real strength and artistry with the storytelling from her research.
According to Diarmaid Ó Muirithe, the name Sheila derives from Cecily, ‘the English form of the Latin name of the…virgin martyr St Cecilia…The Anglo-Normans brought the name to Ireland and in time it became in the Irish language Síle..
It is a remarkable fact that three writers associated with The Nation newspaper emigrated to Melbourne in the mid-1850s: Edward Hayes, Charles Gavan Duffy and Gerald Henry Supple. Professionally diverse, they shared a deep love of poetry and song.
From Limerick and Wicklow, now with a street named after a member of the family.
A summary of Irish role in history and literature of Australia, written prior to more recent research and publications in the area.
A voice from the next life recalls his time with use