Laois-Carlow Episodes

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 rich farming lands fed by the watershed of the Barrow River . At end of the second decade of …

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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 Behan, my paternal grandmother and last surviving grandparent had died. I was swimming at Gormansto...

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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 content. Let me clarify the shortcomings. I grew up in a home where there was little discussion of my...

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