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MARTIN DOODY, ARCHAEOLOGIST 1958-2015

August 5, 2015

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One of my best friends Martin Doody died aged 56 on July 8th this year 2015.  Martin was Chairman of the Irish Kidney Association in 2012. Martin, from Portlaoise. was in receipt of a kidney which made survival possible for an extra 18 years from 1997. By this year he had overcome many severe episodes […]

MY GRANDFATHER, JERRY O’REGAN AND THE GREAT WAR: FROM GLANTANE TO YOUGHAL AND THE SOMME

August 6, 2014

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  MY GRANDFATHER JEREMIAH O’REGAN NEVER TALKED ABOUT THE GREAT WAR AND HIS PART IN IT. OVER THE YEARS HE GAVE AWAY HIS MEDALS. MANY RECORDS INCLUDING HIS, WERE ‘BURNT’. IN 2008 I KNEW LITTLE ABOUT HIS YEARS IN THE ARMY, THE MUNSTER FUSILIERS, HIS INJURIES, ETC. HOWEVER HIS DAUGHTER KATHLEEN FAHY HAD HIS DISCHARGE […]

CIAN O’ SE DIED ON 11th January 2014. A SKILLED CAVER, FILM MAKER, PHOTOGRAPHER, WITH EXPERTISE IN HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY.

July 6, 2014

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I met Cian O Se, when the late film maker Helen Prout, asked me for advice for the Cork Film Archive. She had set up this group with Cian, and photographer/film maker Con McParland. Having assisted the CFA over the next few months, I realised that a film on the poor condition of the Royal […]