Archive for February, 2012

Family Stories

From Connemara to Coomooroo and beyond

From Connemara to Coomooroo and beyond

From Connemara to Coomooroo and beyond (with a few places in between) John Mannion, Australia. I will probably never know what my paternal, great, great grandfather, Michael Mannion, his wife Mary and their infant son, John Francis Mannion thought as they looked back at the shores of Ireland in c1865 […]

February 22, 2012 × 2 comments

Family Stories

Convict makes good in Australia, Greg Monaghan

Convict makes good in Australia, Greg Monaghan

My great great grandfather, Patrick Monaghan, was born in Clifden about 1826, the son of John Monaghan and Mary Kennealy. I know nothing of the early life of Patrick or of his parents or if he had any siblings. During the period of 1845 to 1849, the West Coast of […]

February 22, 2012 × 3 comments

Journals & Articles

Maurice Gorham, 1902-1975, by Catherine Jennings

Maurice Gorham, 1902-1975, by Catherine Jennings

Maurice Gorham 1902 – 1975 Noted broadcaster and author, and member of a Clifden family.   Maurice Gorham was a household name in Ireland in the 1950’s … as Director of Broadcasting in Radio Eireann … for people who can remember the period of the radio soap entitled “The Kennedy’s […]

February 1, 2012 × 0 comments