Dublin Episodes

Jan. 11, 2021

7: A Bed of Thorny Roses

This episode tells the story of the early years of my parent’s life together and how the family got into the rose growing busines…

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Oct. 11, 2020

6: Ireland and Dad’s Lost Decades

The Ireland of the 1930s-50s was both socially conservative and economically isolated. This is the story of those decades as seen…

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Aug. 2, 2020

5: Pandemic's Grandchild - Part 2

View of Carlow Town from the Killeshin Hills. Photo: Geraldine Doyle Carlow Town is an ancient Irish settlement, situated in the …

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June 15, 2020

5: Pandemic's Grandchild - Part I

The Delvin, Photo: Kieran Campbell / Railway bridge at Gormanston / CC BY-SA 2.0 On June 20, 1979, I learned Emily Nutty, nee Beh…

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April 28, 2020

4: Great Uncle Bill and World War I

RASC Horse Drawn Supply Company courtesy of the British National Army Museum On Jan 6, 1913, the Feast Day Of The Epiphany , a da…

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March 8, 2020

3: The Big One - Lily

Lily Nutty (1898–1984) Picture dated 1918 I only ever met Lily once. It was shortly before I went to the States in the early 80s.…

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Feb. 29, 2020

2: Cannicide and a Dog Named Towser

Reading the first installment of Recovering My Irish Family again, I realized that the title was a poor description for the conte…

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Feb. 20, 2020

1: Recovering My Irish Family

Da: Frederick Nutty: 1897 — 1973 in his WWI Royal Flying Corps uniform My 9 year old mind sensed something amiss when a bright bl…

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