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..
The 25th Irish Studies in Australia and New Zealand conference (ISANZ25) will be held at Auckland University December 6-8.
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.
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.
Clive Probyn reads the Holyhead journal of 1727 as a turning point in his life.
Their literature, their games, their religion and certainly their language existed at a higher level than anything the locals had to offer.
This author’s style is varied and warm but grounded in truth-finding and truth-telling…. This is also a handsome book. Great thought has gone into its design and format.
DNA testing brings together many generations later cousins descended from a Famine orphan Jane Feeney.
Anyone who has dabbled in researching Famine Orphan girls will recognise the vast amount of work and skill involved in this collection of histories.
Papers will range from Irish orphan stories, Mary Lee, women in the 1916 Rising and conscription, Irish nuns and identity, chain migration, women in World War 1, through to the 20th century ‘Troubles’ and abortion reform and neonatal deaths.