Last week, while in Ireland for a holiday, Dublin and Kerry faced off in the All Ireland semi-finals. It was odd to be in a pub rooting for Kerry. For some reason unknown to me, the people of Mayo would rather have played the historically best team (Kerry with 37 … Read More ..
Here’s an amazing history of the Mullet peninsula! Thanks to Phil Mc Intyre for sending this document from an 1895 survey of the Belmullet area. (link below). It breaks down in scientific detail the average height, eye color, property ownership, and dozens of other details – even what the average … Read More ..
While Skype chatting with my Uncle Frank in Ireland today, he told me about The Dresser Project which is documenting the old handmade kitchen dressers in Ireland. It turns out that one made by my grandfather, Michael Coyle, is featured on the site – with a video hosted by Frank! … Read More ..
While bouncing around the internet looking for genealogy info, I stumbled upon the most amazing map of Ireland. It’s built on the Google engine and has overlays for maps from 1830 and 1900. You can move a slider to fade between the modern and historical maps. After viewing the maps, … Read More ..