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  • Jay Michael Cashman tie the knot with his film producer Christy Jean Scott 01.02.1999

    31.01.1999 Jay Cashman and Christy Jean Scott tie the knot in extreme style. The picturesque village of Adare, Co. Limerick, provided the ideal setting for a wedding befitting a king or queen at the weekend.

    Irish American business tycoon, Jay Michael Cashman (45) from Boston, splashed out a reported £250,000 to tie the knot with his film producer sweetheart, Christy Jean Scott (25), in a glittering ceremony performed in the 15th century ruined Franciscan Abbey on Saturday. It was also an historic occasion as it was the first wedding in the abbey located on the grounds of Adare Manor Golf Club in 500 years!

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    Jay Michael Cashman splashes out a reported £250,000

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  • Luke Kelly Dies 30 January 1984 The soul of the Dubliners

  • W B Yeats - died January 28 1939 Roquebrune-Cap-Martin Irish News

    W B Yeats - William Butler Yeats, (born June 13, 1865, Sandymount, Dublin, Ireland—died January 28, 1939, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France), Irish poet, dramatist, and prose writer, one of the greatest English-language poets of the 20th century. He received the Noble Prize for Literature in 1923.

    Download the newspapers from January 30th 1939 to read how one of Ireland's most celebrated Nobel prize winners was regarded. FREE download below.

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  • First Divorce Granted in Ireland 17.January.1997

  • TK Whitaker - Irishman of the 20th Century

    The Nation mourned the lose of  Mr Thomas Kent Whitaker last week. TK Whitaker (08.12.1916 – 09.01.2017) was the chief architect of Ireland’s economic path from protectionism to free trade. Through his long and esteemed career TK Whitaker dedicated his life to the civil service and promoted a better life for all the people of Ireland.

    TK Whitaker a life of Civil Service

    It can be said that TK Whitaker was the most influential public servant in the history of the State.  TK Whitaker entered the Civil Service after completing the leaving certificate with honours from the Christian Brothers School, Drogheda.  TK Whitaker was a high achiever and continued this throughout his career in the Civil Service, achieving first place in; Continue Reading

  • Radio Éireann's television 31 December 1961

    Happy New Year and best of luck to all in 2017.

    Radio Éireann's television

    Many of you reading this post are probably watching TV at the same time or even commuting while reading your Irish Newspaper Archives updates, so just imagine the excitement the country must have felt as on this day 31st December 1961 at 19:00 Radio Éireann's television went out to the Nation with its first broadcast.  With the New Year celebrations ahead the county waited with bated breath for the opening broadcast by President  de Valera. The weather was ice cold with Arctic conditions and freezing frost.

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  • All - Ireland Final Mayo V Dublin

    All - Ireland Final 2016

    Dublin V Mayo All Ireland Final 1923, 2013 and 2016

    After last weeks draw between Mayo and Dublin in the All Ireland final we will have to wait to see who owns the Sam Maguire Cup 2016! The match is due to be replaid on the 01.October.2016.

    This is the third time Mayo and Dublin have met in the All - Ireland final.

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  • Irish Famine Eviction Submit

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    Your research might hold the key to new eviction sites that have never been documented before. If you have any questions in regard to the goals or aims of our project please feel free to contact us on the above email or twitter address. Continue Reading

  • Dr Ciarán Reilly Irish Famine Research

    Dr Ciarán Reilly is one of Ireland's leading researchers in the area of the Great Irish Famine and Ireland's historic houses and estates.

    A member of the International Network of Irish Famine Studies, In 2014 Dr Reilly published two monographs, The Irish Land Agent, 1830-1860: the case of King’s County and Strokestown and the Great Irish Famine.

    Dr Ciarán Reilly, BA, HDIH, MA, PhD Dr Ciarán Reilly,

    Dr Reilly’s research has contributed to a number of significant public events including lectures, seminars, conferences and a variety of media engagements. In May 2014 Dr Reilly played a significant role in the successful hosting of the National Famine Commemoration at Strokestown Park. In addition to organising the Commemoration Lecture Series and the ‘Famine faces from county Roscommon’ exhibition, Dr Reilly also conceived and compiled the data for the Memorial Wall which was unveiled by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, TD. He has also helped establish the now annual International Famine Conference at Strokestown Park. Dr Reilly is also editor of Offaly Heritage, the journal of the Offaly History Society.

     His Publications include:


    Edited Volumes

    • editor, The Famine Irish: emigration and the Great Hunger (Dublin, 2016)
    • editor with Christine Kinealy & Jason King, Women and the Great Hunger in Ireland (forthcoming, Quinnipiac University, 2016)

    Chapters in books

    • ‘Aspects of Agency: John Ross Mahon, Accommodation and Resistance on the Strokestown Estate, 1845–51' in Enda Delaney and Brendan MacSuibhne, Power and Hunger: Popular politics in Ireland’s Great Famine, 1845-1852 (forthcoming, New York, 2015)
    • ‘A middleman in the 1840s: Charles Carey and the Leinster estate ‘ in Patrick Cosgrove, Terence Dooley & Karol Mullaney Dignam (eds), Aspects of Irish aristocratic life: Essays on the FitzGerald’s and Carton House (Dublin, 2014), pp 178-87
    • ‘King’s County during the Great Famine: Poverty and plenty’ in John Crowley, Mike Murphy and William Smyth (eds), Atlas of the Great Irish Famine (Cork, 2012),pp 349-54
    • ‘Clearing the estate to fill the workhouse: King’s County land agents and the Irish Poor Law Act of 1838’ in Virginia Crossman and Peter Gray (eds) Poverty and welfare in Ireland 1838-1948 (Dublin, 2011), pp 145-63
    • ‘The burning of country houses in Co. Offaly during the revolutionary period, 1920-23’ in Terence Dooley and Christopher Ridgeway (eds) The Irish Country House: its past, present and future (Dublin, 2011), pp 110-133

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  • The Irish Famine Eviction Project

    Irish Newspaper Archives are proud to sponsor the Irish Famine Eviction Project. Dr Ciaran Reilly one of Ireland's leading researchers on the Great Famine and author of several books such as;

    has embarked on a project to document, where possible, evidence of evictions during the years of the Great Irish Famine.Great Irish Famine Eviction Project

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