On St Patrick’s Day 1930 there were eleven residents in 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C. Of those eleven, five were Irish. Herbert Hoover, his wife Lou Henry, their son Allan Henry Hoover and eight staff are recorded occupants of the White House, in the 1930 U.S. Federal Census in April of that year. The place of […]
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The Kerry Girls – Ea
I was delighted to see the well-researched article in last Saturday’s Irish Independent (18th October 2020) on The Irish orphan girls who shaped Australia’s character. In the article, Clodagh Finn, the author has summarised the story of one of the Listowel Workhouse girls – Bridget Ryan, who wasn’t in fact an ‘orphan’ but had an […]
Born in Kerry?
If your ancestors were born in Kerry, where were they born? And I don’t mean, what location? I mean do you know exactly where they were born? At home, a hospital, a private nursing home or …? Well the answer is that it depends on when they were born. What era? From the earliest […]
Life in Kerry in the...
It is important to give descendants of Kerry ancestors a picture of what life was like when your grandparents or great/great grandparents emigrated, from the county in the nineteenth century: Travel: For most of the nineteenth century, travel in County Kerry was walking or by horse or donkey & car. A person walking will average […]