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..
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.
Willie Carlin was an ex-British soldier who worked for Sinn Fein
Life was not easy for Jane and Bridget, two of at least fifty famine orphan girls who were gaoled in NSW from the 1850s to 1900.
Mary Ann McMaster came to Australia under the Earl Grey Scheme.
Catherine Fitzpatrick, a convict’s wife, conductor of the first choir of an infant colony.
The Irish Exile and Freedom’s Advocate was a brief but potent manifestation in print in early colonial Australia of the fight for Irish freedom.
The Surprise, moored at the Cove of Cork, and the Essex, at Kingstown in Dublin Bay (now Dun Laoghaire), were derelict ships which operated as holding prisons for convicts from 1823 until 1837.
The photograph was owned by Ellen Kelly, Ned’s mother and passed on to her family after her death in 1923.