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
Around the Boree Log is more than a source of nostalgia for parlour poetry. It is also a source that provides an insight into the language of Irish Australia in the early twentieth century.
An Irish lawyer practises from a tent on the gold-fields in Ballarat.
A Report by Peter Gavin The Celtic Club Melbourne was successful in securing a grant under the Emigrant Support Programme to restore the Club’s founders’ picture and create a digital copy and a smaller print copy. This magnificent and invaluable collage painting is a historical document featuring the Club’s initial purpose in supporting Home Rule, …
The subtitle of this book reflects the ambitions of its author: ‘The women who changed Australia’. It’s a big claim…
Mary Ann McMaster came to Australia under the Earl Grey Scheme.