Tag Archives: 1798 Irish uprising

Doran’s hands (Object no. 173)

Yesterday was Father’s Day here in the UK, so I have been thinking of my Dad more than usual. Going through some old papers of his I found these scraps with jottings in his familiar hand. A quick read through … Continue reading

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“Whatever you do, boys, don’t betray your fellow man”: the Dorans and the Irish uprisings (Object 48)

In my previous post I wrote about my Mum’s first great love affair, with a young man from an Irish family who tried hard to convert her to Catholicism. Had he succeeded, they may quite possibly have got married and … Continue reading

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