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Who are Annie McCormack's parents? My longest lasting brick wall

2020.05.18 18:17 maast93 Who are Annie McCormack's parents? My longest lasting brick wall

Hi Everyone. I am hoping to enlist the help of this community in breaking my only brick wall, my second great grandmother Annie Fox (Nee McCormack). I have some records which may list her birth and her parents, but I am not positive.
What follows are the only records I know are her:


I have found several likely candidates for Annie's birth, however, I can't say for certain if any are her. I have tried many avenues, including reading through hundreds of marriage records for another McCormack married in Dublin with a father named James and searching the census for McCormack's living in Dublin with Co. Kildare as the listed birthplace.
Some candidates:

The most likely, however, is this one, a roman catholic baptism:
To tie this up, what does this community think? Can I say, with confidence, that any of these three are my Annie McCormack? Am I stuck being unsure? Are there other records or avenues I should be considering?
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2020.04.23 19:43 annemoriarty Ireland 'Vanishing Triangle": was a serial killer responsible, were there multiple killers or both?

Ireland's "Vanishing Triangle" is a term commonly used in the Irish media when referring to a number of high-profile disappearances of Irish women in the mid to late 1990s.
Link to the map of the Triangle:
https://www.google.com/search?q=ireland+missing+triangle&client=ms-android-motorola&prmd=niv&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiRypn8iP_oAhXRwMQBHYiRBbMQ_AUoAnoECA4QAg&biw=360&bih=512#imgrc=xwphlz_jJ32_AM
https://www.google.com/search?q=ireland+missing+triangle&client=ms-android-motorola&prmd=niv&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiRypn8iP_oAhXRwMQBHYiRBbMQ_AUoAnoECA4QAg&biw=360&bih=512#imgrc=xwphlz_jJ32_AM&imgdii=uIfmu_6tLACNkM
The "Vanishing Triangle" disappearances cases all appeared to share some common characteristics. For example: the women were all young (ranging from their late teens to forty years of age), they disappeared inexplicably and suddenly, and no substantial clues or evidence of their fate has ever been found despite large scale searches and campaigns by the Irish police force (or Gardai) to find them.
Another important characteristic is that all disappearances occurred in an area which became known in the media as "The Vanishing Triangle". The triangle is in the eastern part of the island, roughly the boundaries of Leinster. To date the unofficial list of Ireland's missing women numbers six. Due to similarities in the cases, a popular hypothesis is that they may be the result of a serial killer or killers being active in the area during this period.
The cases of these missing women feature in the Irish media periodically and the disappearances have been the subject in a number of unsolved crime documentaries. Irish Police set up Operation Trace to focus on unsolved disappearance but to date this has failed to turn up any substantial clues as to the fate of the women despite a €10,000 reward offered for information resulting in the recovery of a body.
The following women are usually included in the unofficial listing:
-Annie McCarrick, 26, of Long Island, New York, went missing on March 26, 1993. She was living in Sandymount, Co. Dublin. The last confirmed sighting of her was at a post office in Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. However, there was an unconfirmed sighting of her outside Johnnie Fox's Pub in Glencullen, County Dublin. This sighting was by a doorman of the pub who said she was with an unknown man. They left the lounge of Johnny Fox's Pub and entered the cabaret room where the unknown man paid for both of them to enter. McCarrick had invited her friend, Hilary Brady and his girlfriend, Rita Fortune to dinner at her apartment the next day. When McCarrick was not there, they contacted her parents in New York and she was reported missing. McCarrick's parents, John and Nancy McCarrick arrived in Ireland shortly after their daughter was reported missing but left after a six-month long unsuccessful search for McCarrick.
-Eva Brennan, 39, of Rathgar, Co. Dublin, went missing on July 25, 1993. She was depressed prior to her disappearance. She disappeared after leaving a family lunch at her parents’ house in Rathgar. Brennan's father went to her apartment because she had not come to the family home for two days. He rang the door bell. He then went over to the Horse and Hound Pub which the Brennan family owned and asked a barman to come over and they broke a window to get in. The jacket she had worn on the day she was last seen was there, so Brennan must have gone back to her apartment that day.
There was no initial Gardai investigation known to the family for around three months. The Brennan family have criticised the Gardai on how they dealt with Brennan's disappearance. A rumour that circulated and was repeated by some Gardai suggested that Eva may have known double-killer Michael Bambrick, who was convicted of killing and burying Patricia McGauley and Mary Cummins in Clondalkin, Dublin. Brennan's sister, Colette McCann said it was extremely unlikely she would have known Bambrick and had not, to anyone's knowledge, been to Clondalkin or the south inner city where Bambrick originally came from. She said her sister visited her parents’ home everyday, had lunch there and returned to her apartment and rarely went out. The experience of the Brennan family is not dissimilar to that of the family of Marilyn Rynn, who disappeared shortly before Christmas in 1995 and was later revealed to have been murdered between December 22, 1995 and January 7, 1996 by David Lawler.
-Imelda Keenan, 22, of Mountmellick, Co. Laois, went missing on January 3, 1994. She was living in Waterford City, Co. Waterford. She had initially gone to stay with one of her brothers in Cobh, Co Cork, but left it after a short while when she went to stay with two other brothers in Waterford City. She was living with her boyfriend Mark Wall. They both lived in an apartment in the town on William Street. Keenan attended the Central Technical Institute in Waterford where she undertook a computer course for a short period. Keenan told Wall that she was going to the post office. Keenan left the apartment at 1:30 pm and walked down William Street onto Lombard Street. The last confirmed sighting of Keenan is at this time when she was seen crossing the road by a local doctor's secretary who knew her well. The secretary and a friend observed Keenan crossing the road at the corner of the Tower Hotel and Lombard Street. She was never seen again.
-Josephine "JoJo" Dollard, 21, of Callan, Co. Kilkenny, went missing on November 9, 1995. She was living in Harold's Cross, Co. Dublin. She had recently dropped out of a beauty therapy course after finding it very difficult to juggle work and college. On the day she disappeared, she was planning on moving home to Callan. She had missed her bus home to Callan and had to take a bus to Naas, Co. Kildare instead. She disappeared in the Moone area of Kildare. She was hitchhiking home from Dublin to Kilkenny. She had been driven from the Dublin area to Kilcullen, Co. Kildare and then from Kilcullen to Moone. She was last seen using a payphone and through telephone records, police found out the call was made at 11:37 pm to Dollard's friend, Mary Cullinan. She ended the call as she was about to enter another car. There was also an unconfirmed sighting of her walking along the road in Castledermot, Co. Kildare. The driver of the car has never been identified.
-Ciara Breen, 17, of Dundalk, Co. Louth, went missing on February 13, 1997. She was last seen by her mother Bernadette, who said at the time they had both gone to bed just after midnight. After 2 am, Bernadette got up to go to the toilet and discovered she was missing. She had left a window on the latch and it is believed she did so, so that she could climb back in. In 2014, two credible witnesses came forward with sightings of Ciara from the night she disappeared and in 2015, a man in his 50s was arrested but released without charge
-Fiona Pender, 25, of Tullamore, Co. Offaly, went missing on August 23, 1996. She was last seen leaving her apartment by her boyfriend, John Thompson. Pender was seven months pregnant at the time of her disappearance. In 2008, a small wooden cross bearing the name "Fiona Pender" was found on The Slieve Bloom Way at the border between Laois and Offaly, which led to the belief that Fiona was buried in the Slieve Bloom Mountains.
-Fiona Sinnott, 19, of Rosslare, Co. Wexford, went missing on February 8, 1998. She was living in Broadway, Co. Wexford. Fiona was last seen leaving Butler's Pub in Broadway. She left the pub with her ex-boyfriend and father to her 11-month-old daughter, Sean Carroll. During his conversation with investigators, Carroll told them that he had walked Sinnott back to her house in Ballyhitt, Wexford and that he had spent the night sleeping on her couch. Sinnott, who had been complaining of pains in her arm and upper body, had gone straight to bed and that the next morning, on Monday, February 9, Carroll said that he walked into Sinnott's bedroom and saw that she was awake. According to Carroll, Sinnott had told him that she was still in pain and that she had intended on hitching a lift to her physician later that day. Because Sinnott said that she had no money, Carroll told Gardai that he had given her £3. He then left the house and took a lift from his mother, who was waiting in a car outside. Carroll and his mother then drove back to their family home, which was where Sinnott and Carroll's daughter Emma had been staying at the time. Sinnott was never seen again.
During the investigation into Sinnott's disappearance, it was discovered that she did not see a doctor that day (there were no records of her having visited any of the surgeries in the vicinity). The investigation also failed to find any evidence that she had been thumbing for a lift. During a technical examination of Sinnott's house, Gardai noticed that it had been stripped bare of a number of her personal belongings. According to retired detective sergeant Alan Bailey, there was a "complete absence of clothing and other personal items indicating that a teenage girl and her eleven-month-old daughter were actually living there." Later, locals would report that they had seen a number of black refuse bags outside of the property.
As news of Sinnott's disappearance continued to spread, a local farmer approached Gardai with news that he had discovered a number of black bags in the corner of one of his fields. Inside, he had found a number of items and documents that had Sinnott's name written on them. Unfortunately, the farmer had set fire to these bags as he initially thought that it was just another case of illegal dumping. It wasn't until news of Sinnott's disappearance reached him that he realised how significant they were. It was at this point that investigators began to suspect that somebody was trying to mislead them into thinking that Sinnott had run away. On September 12, 2008, a memorial plaque for Sinnott was stolen from a cemetery in Our Lady's Island in Wexford. The marble plaque, which had been cemented into the wall, was removed the night before it was due to be unveiled.
-Deirdre Jacob, 18, of Newbridge, Co. Kildare, went missing on July 28, 1998. She was living in Twickenham, London and studying at St Mary's University but was home for the summer. She disappeared just yards from her parents home as she walked home. This particular case is often said to be the most puzzling as Jacob was almost home. Passing motorists witnessed Jacob approaching within yards of her parents driveway as well as numerous other sightings, but she never made it to her house. No trace has ever been found and she was never seen again.
The last disappearance to be included on the list was Sinnott in 1998. A convicted rapist, Larry Murphy has been suspected of being responsible for the disappearances of Annie McCarrick, JoJo Dollard, and Deirdre Jacob, all of whom vanished close to the area where Murphy lived at the time.
Eva Brennan and Fiona Pender have also been linked to the murders of Antoinette Smith and Patricia Doherty. Smith, a 27-year-old separated mother of two, went missing in July 1987. Her body was discovered the following June in a shallow grave at Kilakee, in the foothills of the Dublin mountains. Doherty, age 34, disappeared while shopping on December 23, 1991. In June 1992, her remains were found by men digging turf in the same area of the Dublin mountains. Although it is possible that a serial killer may have been involved in some of the disappearances, the suspect in Fiona Sinnott's case is a man who was well known to her.
The disappearances came to an end by 2000 but in late–October 2012, there was renewed interest in the unofficial list of missing women when news broke of a 30-year-old pregnant Laois woman named Aoife Phelan who inexplicably disappeared as she walked home from a house of a friend. Her remains were later found and a 24-year-old man who was known to her has been charged with her murder.He is too young to have been connected with the other cases, which occurred when he would have been aged five to ten.
It is widely suspected that at least some if not all of the disappearances were due to a possible serial killer, acting either alone or with an accomplice, in the Leinster area in the 1990s.
Irish police have often claimed that Larry Murphy (a native of Baltinglass, a village well within the triangle) is the main suspect in at least some of the cases. Mr. Murphy was convicted and imprisoned in 2001 for the rape and attempted murder of a Carlow business woman in 2000. He was attempting to strangle her in a wooded area of the Wicklow Mountains at night when he was surprised by two hunters who happened upon the scene and intervened, saving the woman.
Larry Murphy has maintained that he is unconnected with the disappearances and has been questioned on the cases on numerous occasions by the police. To date there is no solid evidence connecting Mr Murphy with the disappearances. It is widely known, though, that Mr Murphy, a carpenter, had completed some work in a shop owned by Ms Jacob's grandmother. Ms. Jacob's mother was interviewed on the Ray Darcy Show saying that they knew Ms Jacob's killer and that it wasn't Larry Murphy. Other commentators frequently cite that since Larry Murphy was imprisoned throughout most of the 2000s no other women disappeared until 2012. Others comment that this, however, is pure conjecture.
https://abcnews.go.com/2020/story?id=2059587&page=1
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2020.04.17 04:13 CuddlyStranger 26 [M4F] Dublin/Wicklow Ireland - Introverted or Anxious Ppl Plz

26M from South Co. Dublin, looking for someone likeminded to be cuddle buddies with.
It's like 3am while i'm typing this and I kinda just got a really lonely feeling within the past few minutes so I usually make a post like this when I do so that I know I've sent a little beacon out there in the world so that maybe someone likeminded can read it :) I haven't felt lonely in quite a while but it sometimes hits tbh.
It's lockdown obviously so I intend for this to be after lockdown, it'd also be a nice opportunity to get to know each other beforehand. So i'm very introverted, and I don't just mean 'shy', I mean like... I never go out, I have 0 IRL friends and I generally get very anxious around new people or when i'm in the spotlight. I don't drink or smoke and I find it very hard to relate to most people... and understandably so, I hardly go out so I spend most of my time inside, watching youtube or playing video games, I also do online volunteering and online marketing so it's not all time wasting XP I've been quiet, shy and anxious my whole life ever since I was a child... I was the quiet kid in class, unfortunately in 5th year in school the pressure and anxiety got to me so much that I dropped out of school, so I never did my leaving cert, I then went to college but dropped out too due to the same reason. My anxiety doesn't manifest in sweating or shaking or anything like that... it's this overwhelming uneasy feeling that makes me want to quit whatever it is that's making me anxious. So unfortunately for the past number of years I've been bouncing from unemployed to temporary employment because honestly jobseeking is hell on earth for someone with anxiety... job interviews are just a terror for my anxiety... and having to think of some acceptable excuse for everything without sounding unemployable when I bring up anxiety is just a mess... so I really don't like it... so yeah my experience in life is so far from the typical 20-something that's done some kind of degree and is in a nice cosy office job now and goes with friends on the weekend for some drinks... in fact it couldn't be any different, so I tend to avoid bringing literally any of this up as i'm self conscious and afraid of being judged for it... relationship wise I literally haven't been in one yet, which isn't a surprise considering my introverted personality... have been looking for over a year, talked to many but it's really hard finding someone similar to myself.... personality is literally everything to me, so if you can even remotely relate to my personality, feelings or experiences please do reach out. Cuddling wise, I met up with a friend once and kinda cuddled but not completely because dynamics were a bit strange at the time.... so I'd really like someone who's reading this and is like "OMG me too!" to message me, hopefully you'll be local, if you're halfway across the country or something I'd of course be willing to chat but the intention of me being here is to find someone local so that we can get to know each other and become cuddle buddies. I like the idea of taking things normally associated with a relationship and inserting them into a friendship because it means there isn't really a worry about whether the other person is right for me or not, it's all just fun and relaxed which I like :) I also like the idea of meeting up to cuddle because I find the idea of a typical "first date" to not be great on my anxiety honestly and having to "perform" socially... I know it's not but that's how it feels to my anxiety... so I really just adore the idea of meeting up with someone who just "gets it" and we both like have such a nice time and hopefully you won't be too far so that we can maybe even cuddle regularly.... as far as hosting, I can't host but am more than willing to go to yours.... or if not, go halfs on a hotel or something... or car (if you have one). Willing to lie and/or sneak if needed to avoid an awkward conversation with your parents XD So yeah, if you're in Dublin or Wicklow and you can relate literally to anything, message me! And obviously females only :P Couldn't cuddle with a guy XP
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2020.01.29 20:52 louiseber [Updated Jan 2020] How many Irish Subs are there really?

The first time I made this post I had uncovered 500+ Irish related subs on reddit, from the abandoned to the large. This was some time in 2016ish and I have continued to try and track as many new subs as I can.
Below is the updated list, again including some of the Discord Servers & useful other external links (although not counted) and the count stands at 710 plus some redirects/banned subs/karma farms. I have also continued to included some of the North American Subs that could be mistaken for Irish just for information.
As you can see from the notations many, many of them are inactive but it's more about finding as many of them as possible than anything else.
If anyone knows of, or can find, new ones not listed below, throw them in the comments and I'll add them to the list. A rich vein of new ones continue to be towns etc, people from Ireland (bands etc) and products.
To any owners of Discords that appear on this list or not, let me know of perma invitation links as I know some of the below have expired but I'd rather have them as reminders/ place holders than not.
Notes:
To anyone who owns a sub...put a description in the bleedin' sidebar! (Growing is easier if people don't have to guess what the sub is for)
If you find a sub you might like to resurrect you can head over the /redditrequest and request to take it over. See their sidebar for full rules and process.
(P) = Currently Private Sub
(O) = Out of Use
(m) = Authors Notation
(NI) = Northern Ireland
(R) = Redirects

Visiting & Moving to Ireland

Also see ‘Hobbies & Interests’ and ‘Locations’ below.
General Discords

Irish Language/ As Gaeilge Subs

History & Heritage

Media, Music & Art

Media Discussion
News Subs
Media Creatives
Music
Underground Film & Music
Instruments
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IT, Developers & Tech

Developers
Infrastructure
Data & Crypto
PC Parts
Gaming
  • See below

LGBT

Womens Issues

Teens

Health & Well-being Issues

Education Subs

Second Level
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Clubs/ Societies & College Interests

Political Parties/ Discussion

Discussions
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Legal
** Legal System**
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Hobbies & Interests

Drug Culture
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Food & Drink
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Events
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Fun Subs
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Ireland not local enough for ya? Subscribe to:

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  • Irish Subs Count: 710 + 9
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2019.11.30 03:27 CuddlyStranger 25 [M4F] - Dublin/Dun Laoghaire Area/Ireland - Introvert Seeking Introvert For Regular Cuddles :)

Who am I? Hey! 25M and Irish from the Dun Laoghaire Area in Dublin Ireland, 5'8, few extra pounds. Have posted here before a few months ago but no success, so might as well post again to see if anyone's out there :)
I'm very much an introvert, shy, quiet and a little socially anxious, I don't really go out much nor do I drink or go clubbing or anything like that, my ideal night is staying in :P I probably come across as more open and talkative online than I do IRL just because i'm naturally better in this environment than I am socially :P I watch a lot of YouTube and I also game, do some online marketing and fun stuff like that :) I've lost a lot of weight within the past year thanks to dieting and exercize, if ya need tips hmu :P I consider myself to be a very honest, open, caring and empathetic person... but I suppose in a place like this what else would you expect? XD
What am I looking for? Ideally you'll also be introverted or any of the things I just described, or at least someone who is understanding and accepting of me for being those things, i'm certainly not in a rush to meet up right away... way too anxious for that, would prefer to get to know you first and then down the line arrange to meet and cuddle.
Speaking of meeting, I'm not able to host but more than happy to go to yours (and of course... willing to lie about how we met XD), ideally you'll be somewhat local? I'm in the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown area of South County Dublin, if you're in that area, or on the DART line, within Dublin 1-6 or within North Co. Wicklow or somewhere that is relatively easy to get to within an hour of my location via public transport that would be ideal, as my intention for the future is to be able to meet regularly without too much hassle since obviously I'll be the one travelling, if you're in doubt about that or whatever just message me, but obviously if you're in Sligo well that's not very convenient :P If you can't host either but have another idea about how it can happen i'm all ears :)
I'd probably prefer cuddling in the form of sleeping overnight but if that's not possible it's not really a deal breaker since i'm not the one hosting, I expect that naturally we'd become very close friends, I don't expect more relationship wise but i'm open to it if the feeling is mutual, either way i'm not in a rush and am perfectly happy being close friends.
Looks or weight wise I don't care honestly, so if you're insecure about anything... just know that I don't care what you look like, i'm not perfect either, I still have a few extra pounds but as someone who was 100 pounds heavier... I know the struggle XD Age wise 18 - 30 is alright.
Why cuddling? I think that cuddling is so underrated, it's one of the nicest wholesome feelings in the world and the world needs more of it :D It's especially nice in the winter when it's really cold :D Plus I don't think there's anything better than falling asleep cuddling someone... that's the best way to fall asleep :) For myself, it's a lot tougher for me due to my personality to do the whole "social" thing and get to a point of finding a cuddle partner and such... so I figured in a place like this I'd find someone likeminded eventually and we'd be able to mutually benefit from it and build a really nice connection :) I know for others the appeal of cuddling might be to be able to push past the whole "dating" thing and weeding out "bad actors" and small talk and all of that uncertainty and awkwardness... I would agree XD For others they might be going through a stage of depression, loneliness or other mental health issue and all you'd really like is someone to cuddle and just "be" with without judgement or feeling the need to put on a mask. Perhaps you went through a breakup and... well... like a drug addict, you miss cuddling and start craving it badly. There's all kinds of reasons why people find this idea attractive... and now you know mine and where i'm coming from and I don't mind why you're here either :)
If you're interested in getting to know me and cuddling regularly in the future, please do message me :) If you're reading this days, weeks or even months after it was posted... don't assume it's too late because there's very few people in Ireland that are here so it's likely that I'm still looking by the time you read this so still message me. Also if one or two things are off or you're hesitant because of one of two details, then still message me, I'll always consider working something out with someone... these are just guidelines really on what my ideal looks like so that people can get a better idea of what i'm looking for, but they're not strict requirements, so don't rule yourself out, message me :)
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2019.10.06 22:48 The_Little_Bollix Irish Genealogy (tips & tricks for researching your Irish ancestors)

All of the main Irish records are free to view and available online. Before you even think about taking out a paid subscription anywhere you should know your way around these records.
Irish Civil Births (1864 to 1919), Marriages (1864 to 1944) and Deaths (1878 to 1969) are free to view and available online at Irish Genealogy.
Some records have not yet been digitized, but there is a facility to request these records for a small fee. These records cover all of Ireland, North and South up until the island was partitioned in 1921. After that date marriages and deaths are for the South only.
In cases where you are unsure about how the surname was spelled in the past you should make use of the "?" facility. So if the name is "Lenehan" for example and you're not getting any results for the individual you're looking for try "L?n?h?n".
If you're getting a thousand results for a common surname and you know that they were from Wicklow for example. Narrow the search down by going to the Registration Districts by County Website and only searching the Registration Districts listed for Wicklow: Baltinglass, Naas, Rathdown, Rathdrum and Shillelagh.
If you're trying to figure out exactly where a townland is or was that's given as a residence on a record, you can find a list on Townlands. This will give you a visual of the area the townland occupied on the ground. You can then use this in conjunction with old OSI maps that are available on Geohive to see the layout of buildings and terrain on that piece of land in the past. Fiddle with the setting and sliders to view the old maps.
You can use these records in conjunction with the 1901 and 1911 Irish census records. These records are free to view and available online at the Irish National Archives website. If you find yourself in the position of searching for someone with a very common name, like Michael Murphy for example on the 1901 census. You will get 100s if not 1000s of returns, so don't do that - it will break your heart. Look Instead for the children of Micheal Murphy in the birth registers. Find one with an unusual name like Ruth or Rebecca, who will still be of an age to be living at home. If you look for a Rebecca Murphy, aged 16, daughter of Michael Murphy on the 1901 census for example, you will find that there is... one.
A good tip is to find your relatives on the two resources above as early as possible - 1864 to 1880. Note the townland, town or city on those records and use that information or information you have gathered from immigration papers, alien manifests or passport applications if you are outside Ireland, before you move on to parish records.
Catholic parish records for all of Ireland are free to view and available online at the National Library of Ireland. These records are not indexed, so you would need to know the parish, or at least the area you should be looking at before going here.
These records are sometimes a joy to look at with beautiful handwritten entries... and sometimes they are a complete nightmare to go through. You should expect the surname you are looking for to be spelled in all kinds of inventive and funky ways. If you can match an entry in the civil registers to an entry in the parish registers, you will know that you have found the correct parish and can move backwards through that parish register with confidence that you are in the right place.
This can also reveal that your present surname, "Lacey" for example, was at that time and by those people spelled "Leacy". Or that your present surname, O'Brien for example, was at that time and by those people missing the "O'". There was good reason for this and it was common practice in many parts of the country.
When it comes to Protestant parish records, free to view resources are much harder to come by. There was talk several years ago of a move to digitise Protestant parish records and put them online, but so far very little seems to have been done. A small number have been transcribed and are online and free to view on the Irish Anglican Website.
For more detailed research there are other databases available online which are free to view.
Dublin Metropolitan Police general register.
The Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP) general register covers recruitment and transfers within the Dublin Metropolitan Police covering the years 1837-1925
Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP) Prisoners Books.
The Dublin Metropolitan Police Prisoners Books for 1905-1908 and 1911-1918 comprises four large leather bound, double ledger volumes containing hand written entries that record the details of daily charge sheets issued by DMP members to offenders or alleged offenders. Each volume contains the name, age, address, occupation, alleged offence and, in most cases, outcome of cases involving over 30,000 people arrested by the DMP.
Griffith's Valuation.
Carried out between 1848 and 1864 to determine liability to pay the Poor rate (for the support of the poor and destitute within each Poor Law Union).
Tithe Applotment Books.
Compiled between 1823 and 1837 in order to determine the amount which occupiers of agricultural holdings over one acre should pay in tithes to the Church of Ireland (the main Protestant church and the church established by the State until its dis-establishment in 1871).
Soldiers' Wills.
Soldiers’ wills covering the period 1858-1920.
Calendars of Wills and Administrations, 1858 - 1922.
Since 1858, grants of probate and administration have been made in the Principal and District Registries of the Probate Court (before 1877) or the High Court (after 1877).
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2019.08.09 20:47 zSolaris [Charitable Muppetry 3] Payout Day

The window is closed and so it's time to collate finish up all of the Charitable Muppetry contributions for this year!
For those who are unaware, Charitable Muppetry is a charity drive driven around transfer activity. Users place bets against other users (or themselves!) in regards to transfer activity.
The main thread for this year can be found here.
To date, we have had £977.39 (or thereabouts, depending on currency conversions) of confirmed donations. That's really incredible guys, great work. Please see the table below for all of the confirmed bets and the folks who have made those contributions.
We have an additional £1072.90 of bets for folks to pay out. Please see the comments below for a full table of who needs to pay out. Please double check to see if you should have paid something out or not.
If you were not part of this but still would like to donate, please do so and provide verification of your donation so that I can record it (either by private message or in the verification thread below).
Challenge User Charity Benefited Benefit Amount
The goodness of his own heart...also known as a the fryer at McDonald's sauce_murica Organization for Autism Research $20 (£15.74)
AWB signs by July 15th lustylotus Mustard Tree £20
AWB signs by July 15th EricKingCantona Mustard Tree $250 (£197.02)
No fullbacks signed TheFoggyShrew Medecins Sans Frontieres CAD $25 (£15.03)
No naturally right sided players signed stoobertb Autizmus Alapítvány Ft 10,000 (£27.71)
Daniel James signs for Manchester United jonesz8 ACLU £10
AWB signs for Manchester United AMARTIAL9 American Humane Society $29 (£22.94)
MDL signs for Manchester United zSolaris Cancer Research SUK £10
MDL signs for Manchester United after July 25th FirstWeGameTV British Heart Foundation £20
Donate £1 to CLIC Sargent for every day he hasn't signed up to the transfer window closing when it will be rounded to £100 stoobertb CLIC Saregent £100
MDL signs for Manchester United SlainteCeltic Cancer Research Ireland €16(£14.38)
Harry Maguire signs for Manchester United zSolaris Organization for Autism Research $25
Harry Maguire signs for Manchester United zSolaris's Employer Organization for Autism Research $25
Harry Maguire signs for Manchester United RobertTherese Doctors Without Borders NOK 200
Harry Maguire signs for Manchester United MUFCMancunian1999 MacMillan Cancer Support £15
Harry Maguire signs for Manchester United The_Original_Lurker Greenpeace £10
Harry Maguire signs for Manchester United calupict UNRWA $25
The goodness of his Muppet heart ubergorp Motor Neurone Disease Association £50
Harry Maguire signs for Manchester United Transit-Strike UNAIDS ₹696
Harry Maguire signs for Manchester United ChrisV88 Maclean Animal Adoption Center $103.50
Harry Maguire signs for Manchester United paperfriend Cancer Research UK £12.50
Harry Maguire signs for Manchester United Malinger ACLU $10
Harry Maguire signs for Manchester United rezwah Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Ireland €25
Harry Maguire signs for Manchester United Madhavavasthi Child Rights and You ₹1500
Harry Maguire signs for Manchester United karlkim Soi Dog Foundation $25
Jadon Sancho signs for Manchester United zSolaris Cancer Research Institute $30
Jadon Sancho signs for Manchester United zSolaris's Employer Cancer Research Institute $30
Jadon Sancho signs for Manchester United zSolaris Charity: Water $30
Jadon Sancho signs for Manchester United zSolaris's Employer Charity: Water $30
Jadon Sancho signs for Manchester United zSolaris National Pediatric Cancer Foundation $30
Jadon Sancho signs for Manchester United zSolaris's Employer National Pediatric Cancer Foundation $30
Romelu Lukaku leaves Manchester United alexHunterGod MIND £20
Romelu Lukaku leaves Manchester United alexHunterGod's Employer MIND £20
The goodness of his heart TBGFrieza Irish Society for Autism €10
Phil Jones does not leave drivinganindievan Population Services International $ 20.00
Smalling stays drivinganindievan Eden Farm $ 26.12
End the Window without a DOF drivinganindievan AFSP $ 20.00
Maguire signs for Manchester United kid_buu Chenrezig $25
Spent £130 million net of transfer fees PhoneShop Palestine Children Relief Fund $ 30.00​
De Gea, Darmian, Bailly, and Lukaku leave dancorleone88 Crisis UK £20​
Meunier signs for Manchester United ninjapanda_ Kreftforeningen NOK 250
Meunier signs for Manchester United Calimariae Kreftforeningen NOK 250
Neither de Ligt nor Bruno Fernandes join thearidion Cancer Research UK £20​
Maguire signs for Manchester United rockthered24 All My Hands Foundation $25
Maguire signs for Manchester United r3lvalleyy Samaritans of Singapore SGD 10
Maguire signs for Manchester United alexhutch123 BC Cancer Foundation CAD 100
Maguire signs for Manchester United stoobertb CLIC Sargent £20
Bruno doesn't sign for Manchester United stoobertb CLIC Sargent £50
Maguire signs for Manchester United thedhoklamonger Save the Children India INR 3600 (£42.10)
Maguire signs for Manchester United Statedz Hundstallet SEK 100
Maguire signs for Manchester United Lindelof2 Multiple IDR 747,000
Jesse Lingard leaves Manchester United WicklowBC Canadian Cancer Society CAD 37
De Gea stays WicklowBC Crohn's and Colitis UK £10
Jadon Sancho signs for Manchester United SonOfIndia Sense UK £21
The goodness of his muppet heart SonOfIndia SeaLegacy $100
De Gea renews this window kjabs87 Wikimedia Foundation $50
De Gea renews this window kjabs87 Canadian Cancer Society CAD 50
Darmian leaves in the summer of 2019 kjabs87 Prader-Willi Syndrome Association US $5
Romelu Lukaku leaves Manchester United kjabs87 Shelter the Homeless $15
Because everyone is awesome The Mod Team Save the Children £500
De Ligt does not sign for Manchester United HappyToRaiseYourDay Maharashtra CMRF INR 100
Total £2,147.41
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2019.07.11 20:39 confused-atalltimes Uk/Ireland in August

Hello fellow solo travelers!
I'm currently planning my trip to Ireland, Northern Ireland and England in August and have a few questions.
This is my itinary so far (I don't know exactly which date I will arrive and leave, probably from 1. 8.-3.9 tho):
Dublin (3 days) Visiting the sights of the city, Howth cliff walk, maybe Glendalough oand Wicklow
Waterford (2 days) Bike along the Greenway, Kilkenny
Cork (3 days) Killarney, Dingle, Dooley, maybe just some hiking
Galway (4 days) Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands, Kylemore Abbey. I want to take my time exploring the surroundings and Galway itself
Belfast (3 days) dark hedges, Dunluce Castle. take the ferry to Cairnryan
Glasgow (3 days) ?
Liverpool (2 days) visit Manchester
Cardiff (3 days) mostly hiking
Leeds (3 days) this is the only set location as I'll attend the Leeds festival on the 25th and I want to have the day after to relax a bit haha. but I also plan on going to York and/or Scarborough
London (rest of the time) Oxford, Bath...other than that just spend time exploring London
As you can see, I'm not too set on locations, I like having things just loosely planned. And I've been focusing on planning my time in Ireland so not much planned in England yet. I'm not too happy with the route in England but I can't really change it as the Leeds Festival is a set date. What I would really like to do is visit some libraries and bookshops. Do you know any nice bookstores (preferably with second hand books) or libraries where one can just sit all afternoon and read? In any of the places above :)
Do you have general hostel recommendations? Do you think I put too much into too little time? Should I skip any of the places or add something else? Do you think all of this is do-able by public transport and maybe hitch hiking? For reference, I am an 18y.o. female from Europe. If you have anything I should know to say about Ireland/ U.K in general, say it!
Thank you so much :)
(sorry for the formating, I'm on mobile soo...)
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2019.07.11 20:29 confused-atalltimes Ireland/ U.K in August

Hello fellow solo travelers!
I'm currently planning my trip to Ireland, Northern Ireland and England in August and have a few questions.
This is my itinary so far (I don't know exactly which date I will arrive and leave, probably from 1. 8.-3.9 tho):
Dublin (3 days) Visiting the sights of the city, Howth cliff walk, maybe Glendalough oand Wicklow
Waterford (2 days) Bike along the Greenway, Kilkenny
Cork (3 days) Killarney, Dingle, Dooley, maybe just some hiking
Galway (4 days) Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands, Kylemore Abbey. I want to take my time exploring the surroundings and Galway itself
Belfast (3 days) dark hedges, Dunluce Castle. take the ferry to Cairnryan
Glasgow (3 days) ?
Liverpool (2 days) visit Manchester
Cardiff (3 days) mostly hiking
Leeds (3 days) this is the only set location as I'll attend the Leeds festival on the 25th and I want to have the day after to relax a bit haha. but I also plan on going to York and/or Scarborough
London (rest of the time) Oxford, Bath...other than that just spend time exploring London
As you can see, I'm not too set on locations, I like having things just loosely planned. And I've been focusing on planning my time in Ireland so not much planned in England yet. I'm not too happy with the route in England but I can't really change it as the Leeds Festival is a set date. What I would really like to do is visit some libraries and bookshops. Do you know any nice bookstores (preferably with second hand books) or libraries where one can just sit all afternoon and read? In any of the places above :)
Do you have general hostel recommendations? Do you think I put too much into too little time? Should I skip any of the places or add something else? Do you think all of this is do-able by public transport and maybe hitch hiking? For reference, I am an 18y.o. female from Europe. If you have anything I should know to say about Ireland/ U.K in general, say it!
Thank you so much :)
(sorry for the formating, I'm on mobile soo...)
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2019.02.25 10:59 PlasticCoffee Bills scheduled for discussion in Dáil Éireann from the 25th of February 2019 till the 3rd of March 2019

Bills scheduled for discussion in Dáil Éireann from the 25th of February 2019 till the 3rd of March 2019.
This information was found on oireachtas.ie the official government website for the Government. Oireachtas.ie does say that the schedule is subject to change at short notice.
A lot of the descriptions are in legalese and they reference legal statutes and other laws, but these descriptions are from oireachtas.ie. If you follow the link you can also find a link to the bills in question themselves.
Let me know if you think this could be done better.
Link to last week's post
Ireland
Bills scheduled for discussion
Subject to change at short notice
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2019 in Dáil Éireann
Sponsored by: Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney
Source: Government
Originating House: Dáil Éireann
Description
Bill entitled an Act to make provision for certain matters consequent on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from membership of the European Union, and—
A. in the event of that withdrawal occurring without an agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union setting out the arrangements for such withdrawal, to make exceptional provision, in the public interest and having regard to the Common Travel Area between the State and the United Kingdom, to reduce the possibility of a serious disturbance in the economy of the State and in the sound functioning of a number of markets, sectors and fields in the State as a result of such withdrawal and to mitigate, where practicable, the effects of such a disturbance should it occur in those circumstances, and
B. in the event of that withdrawal occurring in circumstances where there is an agreement (setting out the arrangements for such withdrawal) between the United Kingdom and the European Union under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, to adapt references in enactments to a Member State of the European Union so that those references include or continue to include, in so far as is necessary to give effect to the terms of such agreement, references to the United Kingdom, and, for those purposes, to amend certain enactments; And to amend the Immigration Act 1999, the Immigration Act 2003 and the Immigration Act 2004 to make further provision in relation to the entry into, and removal from, the State of persons; And to provide for related matters.
So called Brexit omnibus bill , that has 15 parts, you can read about them here,from RTÉ
The Government omnibus Bill will ‘sit on a shelf’ and not be needed by March 29th
The purpose of the to shelter the Irish economy, particularly agriculture, food processing and transport from the damage a no deal Brexit would do.
The omnibus bill gives new lending powers for Enterprise Ireland to help businesses affected by a no-deal Brexit and deferred accounting for traders importing from the UK to avoid making substantial VAT payments at the moment they import the goods into the State.
Another part protects the pilots of ships, who are steering boats into the State’s harbours and ports should the UK leave without a deal.
Large parts of the fresh legislative text would guarantee the continuation of the Common Travel Area (CTA), the long-standing arrangements that permit Irish people to enter and work in the UK – and Britons in Ireland.
Another part is used to set up the use of the Council of Europe Convention on Extradition, the 1957 multilateral extradition treaty drawn up by member states of the Council of Europe, as Ireland and Britain can no longer rely on the European Arrest Warrant, used by both countries since 2003 to transport criminals across the Irish Sea.
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2019 in Dáil Éireann
As above.
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
Criminal Law (Extraterritorial Jurisdiction) Bill 2018 in Dáil Éireann
Sponsored by: Minister for Justice and Equality, Charles Flanagan
Source: Government
Originating House: Seanad Éireann
Description :
Bill entitled an Act to extend the criminal law of the State to certain conduct engaged in outside the State and in that regard to give effect to certain provisions of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence done at Istanbul on 11 May 2011; for that purpose to amend the Criminal Justice (Mutual Assistance) Act 2008; and to provide for related matters.
This is a pretty big bill but an overview is that the bill will allow for individuals who commit particular offences (including the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act 1997 and the Criminal Law (Rape) (Amendment) Act 1990, as well as murder and manslaughter) abroad will be liable to be prosecuted under Irish law.
The bill is the final piece of legislation required to allow Ireland to ratify the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combatting Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, known as the Istanbul Convention.
This only applies if the person broke the laws on board a convention state's ship, a aircraft registered in a convention State, or in a convention state.
The convention is a European Council convention and every state doesn't have to sign up so it's for All European states , which they council of Europe and the E.U. define as states that hold land in Europe , which means west of the Ural River (Kazakhstan counts),includes the Caucasus Mountains(Georgia+ Azerbaijan count)or they are politically European( so Greenland and Armenia count too) minus , Kosovo (because it not recognized by 30 council of Europe states),Belarus and Kazakhstan(aren't in the council cause of human rights records), Vatican(aren't in it cause they are a theocracy) ,Russia and Azerbaijan didn't sign it.
here is a link to the Wikipedia about the convention
see map here for the counties who are signatories to the convention
see wikipedia article here for the member states of the Council of Europe, and there reasoning why certain countries are included
Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2019 in Dáil Éireann
As above.
European Parliament Elections (Amendment) Bill 2019 in Dáil Éireann
Sponsored by: Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy
Source: Government
Originating House: Dáil Éireann
Description :
Bill entitled an Act to give effect to European Council Decision (EU) 2018/937 of 28 June 2018 establishing the composition of the European Parliament and Council Decision (EU, Euratom) 2018/994 of 13 July 2018 amending the Act concerning the election of the members of the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage, annexed to Council Decision 76/787/ECSC, EEC, Euratom of 20 September 1976 and, for that purpose, to revise the European Parliament constituencies; to provide for the number of members to be elected for such constituencies; to amend the European Parliament Elections Act 1997; to amend the Electoral Act 1992; and to provide for related matters.
The Act extends the minimum period of time by which the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government must make a ‘polling day order’ announcing the date for the 2 holding of a poll for an election to the European Parliament, it now has to be announced not less than 60 days before polling day (currently it is not less than 50 days).
The Act will allow candidates standing for election to the European Parliament the option to include on their ballot papers the name of any European political party to which their national political party may be affiliated. It will also allow national political parties the option of including on the Register of Political Parties the name of any European political party to which they may be affiliated.
Below is the updated constituency areas with the Number of Members that are to be elected in each constituency.
Constituency : Dublin
Area : The counties of: Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal and South Dublin; and the city of Dublin.
Number of Members : 4
Constituency : Midlands-North-West
Area : The counties of: Cavan, Donegal, Galway, Kildare, Leitrim, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Roscommon, Sligo and Westmeath; and the city of Galway
Number of Members : 4
Constituency : South
Area : The counties of: Carlow, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Kilkenny, Laois, Offaly, Tipperary, Wexford and Wicklow; the cities and counties of Limerick and Waterford; and the city of Cork.
Number of Members : 5
Thanks For reading and the support for continuing with these kind of posts
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2018.07.30 01:53 takeanaffirmation Wood Water Wind dream tour

From an interview with Hotpress (2009)
Aside from your house, what’s the most expensive thing you’ve bought?
“I bought a sailing boat”.
A yacht?
“I wouldn’t call it a yacht”, [Damien] smiles. “I mean, you can sleep on it. I guess some people might call it a yacht, but… you know, I’m new to sailing, so it’s an old banger, really. If this was somebody’s first car, it would be the equivalent of buying some old Datsun or Volvo, or something. It was really cheap compared to what boats normally cost, because it had already done all its depreciation. But, it’s brilliant. I love it”.
Where do you sail?
“Mostly around Dublin Bay. I went down to Wicklow, stayed overnight there and came back up, that kind of thing. So, just getting used to that. And then eventually I’d like to do a tour in the Mediterranean on the sailboat. I absolutely love the water, and my head goes into a really nice space when I’m out there. And I love the idea of touring like that.
We had a chat before coming in here – global warming, all that kind of stuff, and I’d just like to be… I’m not into the do-gooder side of things, you know. If I want to go and do a sailboat tour around Europe – I just see it as an intelligent thing to do; you save on fuel, you get to be outdoors…”
You’re late for all your gigs!
“You’re late for all your gigs!”, he laughs. “And it will force me to have dates more spread out, so it will be less intense, so therefore each show, to me, will be that bit more special. You won’t make as much money, but then, that’s not my motivation. It makes total sense to me. What sounds more inspiring, exciting, interesting: go around on a tour bus, or go around on a sailboat? Go around on a sailboat! Without a doubt”.
Whenever I see new posts from the tour on Damien's instagram, I can't help but be a little... proud(?) and in awe of him for making this dream (from 2009! likely even eariler...) happen. It's such an inspiring thing.
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2018.06.04 14:05 Satanicbearmaster The Antiquarian and the Devil's Dog

The week we spent cleaning out Great Grandad’s house was an eventful one. More exciting at least than the days previous spent in various offices gathering the correct permissions to enter the old place. In the oldest parts of the house damp rotted the old floorboards until they warped, collapsing under their own weight leaving perilous apertures eager to swallow clumsy steppers. Agencies were reluctant to hand over the keys without first checking everyone’s insurance ad nauseum.
The old stone stairs leading to the basement, chipped from a thousand previous descents, looked liable to break if one wasn’t selective with their boot placement. It’s funny, I thought, if you fell through one of those holes and ended up in the basement, you’d be avoiding the dangerous stairs; the lesser of two evils. Note to inform the insurance company of a possible loophole. Desperate to avoid litigation on our part, the agencies agreed that we could enter under supervision.
The world had changed since this place was last inhabited. When the door finally opened, stubborn in its frame after years of neglect, it seemed a room unstuck in time. Dust particles hung in the air and as they danced I wondered what secrets they were privy to, and whether they had been the component atoms of a larger host previously. Even her ghosts were bent and haggard with age, bones wilting in the oppressive dank. A hundred years ago the servants were so afraid of the myriad spectres said to inhabit the long halls and shadowed staircases that they had refused to enter certain rooms, but no such reports have been filed in nigh on seventy years. If those same ghosts existed now, they languished apathetically in the walls, stirring only occasionally to rattle the pipes or drag their boots. Curios and trinkets plundered at the height of Empire decorated every mantel in the house and although it went unsaid, everyone in the family was petrified of stumbling across something less than savoury. Just to be sure we cross referenced some of the dates in our literature and found the Nazi party came a little after Bryn’s time. Spared of that anxiety we set to looking, for what we weren’t sure. Something of value, some seemingly insignificant object that might illuminate this murky character.
Bryn, God rest him, was a renaissance man in the style of the natural philosophers of his age; a doctor, an artist, a war hero, an antiquarian and amateur archaeologist all rolled into one. Of course it would be remiss not to mention his more illicit interests like bootlegging alcohol and collecting occult manuscripts, but the more sordid of the two pastimes fell by the wayside when he raised his station in society, becoming an educated and respected member of a prominent archaeological interest group. Selous’ Sweat they called themselves, in tribute to the conservationist and African big-game hunter of the same name.
Selous some of these artefacts for mad stacks, I thought with a smirk.
Everything in the house had a double coating of dust. Doing our rounds and cataloguing the cabinets of curiosities meant that doors long undisturbed were opened, both literally and figuratively. Turning the handle of one particular door, I saw it led to an upstairs sitting room on a landing between two flights of stairs, one spiralling down towards the sitting room, although there was scarcely room to sit amidst the Grecian urns and Japanese decorative plates precariously hanging from the walls, and the other up towards the darkroom on the top floor. The sitting room was strangely devoid of clutter except for an enormous table. The rounded surface was a dark mahogany, polished until shining with a protective glass covering placed on top.
I wondered why a table, even one so fine as this, was given a room to itself above the other priceless artefacts in the catalogue, which included a Han dynasty vase, the glasses worn by W.B. Yeats in his twilight years and an enormous set of ornate mirrors purchased at auction when one of the grand manors in Kilkenny was forced to liquidate all non-holdings related assets following the collapse of the family after the war. The mirrors, according to the former owner Mrs. Fitzbannion, were the pride of their manor house. Mrs. Fitzbannion hung the mirrors in the centre of the main hall, ensuring all visitors knew the extent of their wealth. The frames were carved to represent natural wonders, a pinecone here, an antler there, and each coated in burnished gold leaf. Gold had faded to brass in the intervening years, as if the mirror losing its place of prominence in its household stole the last scion of lustre from it altogether, and I wondered had the mirror ever been so ostentatious as described.
Inspecting the table, I ran my finger along the protective glass panel and found no trace of dust. Doubly curious. Bryn was an adventurer and had no shortage of vigour in his old age, but he was still not one for dusting. Attributing his longevity and stamina to a liquid concoction that he called Lightning Wine, part alcoholic cocktail, part vegetable juice with a hint of soda water. In truth I had only agreed to help with this jumped-up Spring cleaning session in the hopes of finding a vat of the naughty sauce hidden in a secret panel, which I would ferry out under my coat and imbibe later on with the lads.
I knelt on my haunches to inspect the legs of the table, wondering if they might shed light on the mystery. Clean as a whistle below too. Ivory. That was it. The legs were made of ivory. Holy shit, was this stuff even legal anymore? I heard a story in school that at one time ivory was so coveted they had to remove the tusks from museum specimens to discourage robbers, low-hanging fruit and all that. My sister volunteered in the Natural History Museum in Dublin while studying zoology and recounted wondrous tales over dinner about their storage rooms in the inner-city; numerous thylacine specimens, gigantic Irish elk antlers and wooden storage crates full of elephant tusks, corridor after corridor of specimen jars like one imagines Noah’s Ark appeared at capacity. Into the table legs were carved detailed images of warriors armed with spears facing down ferocious lions. No doubt an artwork of such fine craftsmanship was either manufactured by British labourers merely basing their work on an existing tribal peace, or worse, plundered from a deposed native royalty, like that Malaysian ruby. Something else there too, a piece of paper placed under one of the legs to balance it. I pulled the parchment out slowly, like the highest-stakes game of Jenga you can imagine and saw that it was written in blue ink. Unmistakably the spider-like scrawl of Great Grandad Bryn; prone to eccentricity and hyperbole in his cups though. I doubt any of what was written should be taken as gospel, but damned if it doesn’t make for a spooky story. The following are the excerpts from what I assume was a field diary, kept as part of his funding agreement with the local museums. They would fund his expeditions and as long as he provided colourful commentary and witticisms enough to draw a crowd. They proudly patronised his occasional dalliances into the otherworldly in the spirit of derring-do! Bryn mentions early in the text that he keeps a formal and an informal diary, the latter only for his own perusal. If what I read is his own private correspondence, then why hide it?
April 1928.
I, Martin Bryn-Kolkiln, wish to commit to paper the strange events of Friday last, April 9th 1928. For the first time in some weeks I have had time enough to sit down and gather my thoughts, my rest of late being much disturbed by strange fancies and day-time delusions. My postprandial scribblings have long been a stable of my working week and no servant dares to stir past my quarters upon noticing the glow neath the door that signals its occupancy. Lately the notepad remains devoid of ink or flourish and I strain my ears to catch the scratching of a passing servant stepping a mite too hard on the creaky floorboard, hoping to catch some snippet of gossip in the scullery that might rouse my wrist to swiftness. In less fanciful terms I have been much beset by idleness and my usual studious nature replaced by bouts of idleness and procrastination. I do not fear that you will judge me too harshly for my slovenliness though once I recount my adventure in full.
I find the drone of chatter where people have gathered too distracting to complete any serious writing, even the purchase of army-grade ear plugs have not relieved the issue, much to my chagrin after spending a pound on three pairs of the things; like wine stoppers or sink plugs made of orange and purple rubber, orange for left, purple for right. These tooth-shaped kernels wouldn’t have looked out of place in an orthodontic institute. A little avatar waving during check ups to remind the boys that oral hygiene at the front was as important as at home, especially if you urchins want little Bonnie Bouncybreasts to embrace you upon returning. I found them to be of little use, not providing the extreme level of silence and concentration I require to fully immerse.
Having only recently returned from fieldwork overseas in the Mesopotamia where I witnessed many strange and exotic sights investigating the discovery of a buried idol neath the sands of the former fertile crescent. The enormous desert sun rising over the pillars of former Hittite settlements. The clearness of the sky above the dunes, a matte-painting of stars in every hue, twinkling blues that shone blinding for a moment then disappeared. White ones and yellow ones and even a fiery red one, which my manservant Fayzad informed me was Venus. The primary goal of my journey was to investigate a buried Marduk idol, the dark god and King of the immortals in the Babylonian pantheon. The curio was found in a sepulchre hidden beneath the site of an existing mosque destroyed by shelling in 1917. Of course this provided ample fuel for speculation about templar treasure and a host of other religious conspiracies but the effigy was a strange artefact to be sure.
I visited other sites of historical interest while in that neck of the woods; a Chaldean astrological site situated in a hollow nested between two steep bluffs of yellow rock, deep in the valley of a dried river basin. I also surveyed a site for a possible future expedition where my colleagues speculate a Phoenician horde may be entombed neath the sand. My preliminary assessment of the site found it in some disrepair so I should not think to patronise such a dig.
The journey from the train station in London towards Matfield in Kent where I am currently dwelling is punctuated with occasional wondrous natural vignettes in the form of wild horses cresting grassy knolls ‘gainst the backdrop of God’s own country, white blossoms on trees, ranks of saplings, small now but they would grow enormous when the vernal bloom came. It seemed almost a shame to ignore the vistas to my left, given how I had pined for them while away. In the trenches I saw men commit countless words to paper trying to capture the essence of what made a simple thing beautiful, and for many this was how they prevented hollowing. Not a literal hollowing, like the way the flesh gives way to pockets of nothingness when carved by machine gun bullets; hollow like the head of a broken doll. Hollow like the hull of a ghost ship.
I attempted to conduct my preliminary report of sites I’d visited but through my rubber stoppers I could make out the voice of an inebriated Scot over the usual din. To make matters worse another veteran was seated in the opposite carriage, alone. The poor creature must have been exposed to gas in some forgotten melee, of which he was perhaps the surviving witness. Across the British Isles there was a thousand such sad scenes. Beneath the sea and in dank caves where no sunlight can penetrate things can still grow, only in exciting new varieties to accommodate unfavourable conditions - glassy fish with transparent scales living near the mouths of sulphur craters learned to take sustenance from the black clouds, and so it was with the war too. Boys went away and still grew to manhood despite the regular trials and tribulations that mark this winding path from adolescence, but the end product was of an altogether different beat.
Pineapple gas by the sound of his consistent hacking cough, and each time he did so it knelled the end of my creative spells, but I bore no ill-will. I had been privy to some sadness in my time. Even now in my deepest sleeps I bolt upright, clammy, imagining that I have faltered a moment more and disappeared into that ochre venom.
I saw a boy killed once. Fourteen years old. His name was Charlie but everyone called him Twig, all limbs and tussled curls beneath his cap. He lied to the recruiting sergeants, charming them with his memorised rhetoric. One of Kitchener’s own Praetorian. The boy came down from Doncaster at the beginning of Kitchener’s volunteer push, part of a pals brigade with men from the local foundries. This motley crew called themselves the Flint Walrus in tribute to Treasure Island. Twig caught a sniper bullet to the head laying wire in a thicket outside Nare.
Upon returning I informed colleagues and close friends of my intent to convalesce, retiring to my chambers in solitude for a fortnight to document my trip, both for official record and in a more personal tone for my memoirs. It came as a reluctant surprise then when a letter arrived, delivered by hand, requesting my urgent presence at the servants graveyard on the grounds of the Powers Estate. The letter spoke of a strange discovery when work for a proposed pleasure garden began requiring the removal of several headstones. The author of the note, which was neither signed nor written in a hand I recognised, went on to state that he or she supposed that their discovery would be pertinent to my historical interest.
This mysterious invitation stoked the embers of my imagination ablaze. I was suddenly keen to reevaluate my proposed ‘mental wellbeing day’, instead thinking perhaps I took those days on the insistence of my wife, nothing more.
I set off that same balmy spring evening, taking only a light jacket and houndstooth peak cap by way of protection; no rain had been forecast. The rest of the note had described the process of the dig, which had already concluded so I would not require my field tools. The closing statement ran shivers of terror through my body. The scribe, although an amateur, was firm in his words and confident in his assessment that they had uninterred the skeleton of an enormous hellhound, three times larger that the most gargantuan canine of Siberia.
My mind was on fire with vivid images of shadowy hyenas howling, pooling stinking saliva in the sharp corners of its mouth. I wondered might their excavation have uncovered Black Shuck or some descendent; an enormous dog or wolf-like creature that stalked the leafy abbeys and quiet lanes of Suffolk in the early 15th century. The dog stood a keen seven feet in length, allowing for an inch either end, and weighed 200 pounds, around the average weight of a heavyweight pugilist. So bulky was the creature that the thudding sound of its footfalls would rouse the people from their sleep and into a panic. There are records in the abbey’s archive there that describe one such incident, another visit from the Black Shuck. He came in the night, a terrible formless thing, moving unseen like mist. The panicked citizenry had heard that same familiar padding and the warning bell had been sounded. An early-warning system was present in most larger townships since the Viking raids, sending the denizens of the town spilling towards the abbey. Room was made for all people to seek shelter in the house of God. The assembled clergymen did their best to bolt the door by placing large timbers across it in a x pattern but it took no time at all for the enormous beast to barge through, a hulking mass of muscle, rippled and bulging as if cast in alabaster. The archives do not mention how the beast was slain. The last word on the matter is not even a word but a sketch of a boulder by one Father Nestin Goodfaythe, showing where the beast is supposedly interred on hallowed ground, underneath a weeping willow near the west wall of the piper’s rest, a section of the cemetery reserved for the church musicians.
As a boy Eileen the wet nurse, a dumpy and severe custodian from Blessington in County Wicklow, would enthrall and horrify my brothers and I with stories of the dog-headed men who inhabited the mist prone Northern slopes and secluded islands of the south pacific. I recall one particularly horrifying tale concerning one such legion of canine-men living in the hills during Arthur’s reign; they would bound down from the treeline and attack the neighbouring townlands and holdfasts, snapping up ewes and even small children in their fierce jaws, wet with gleaming viscera. The men, if that, had the head of a canine - green eyes, a wet black snout like a button extending out from their face, small ears that curved inward like a pitbull. Arthur had dispatched a troupe of his finest knights after numerous reports that the raids had increased in frequency as the vernal equinox approached. I think it was Sir Galahad, noted for his bravery, dilligence and cunning with a blade, that beheaded the leader of the tribe. Galahad had positioned his knights on a bluff overlooking a mill, ensuring that animals had been left to pasture in a paddock purposefully left ajar. Although shaped like stocky men, the dog-headed tribe had neither the cunning nor craft necessary to defeat the combined brain-trust of the round table. When the dog-headed men ran from the treeline toward the open paddock and the helpless ewes within, Galahad and his knights perched above pushed a collection of large boulders over the lip of the bluff. The sun shone on their glistening silver plate mail and in that moment it seemed a second sun had risen.These sunlight sentinels stood from their subterfuge to watch the falling rocks, admiring a cunning plan brought to fruition. The dog-men driven by baser desires could scarcely crane their heads from the meal in front and must have only heard the smaller pebbles loosed by the rumbling reaching the foot of the mountain before it was too late. The largest of the ten boulders thrown was perfectly round like the head of a morning star, one half granite with the other hemisphere coated in moss and twinkling mika. If the folklore had any inkling of truth after so many successive generations of embellishments this boulder was the last remnant of a statue that had stood a thousand years ago, raised by the giants who ruled Albion then. The statue depicted one of their kings, bearded and stern on a carved throne, sceptre in his left hand, the right raised up as if swearing testimony. Who knows though, sources from the time mention neither the melee nor the antiquity. Giants are often added to existing historical accounts or fables to scare children from the left-hand path. A sketch from the time does exist though, which may point to the truth at the centre of the legend. Drawn by eminent medieval antiquarian Father Lamhsa O’Dhuiningh of Tipperary during his trip to the four corners of Eireann documenting mesolithic sites and areas of sufficient proximity to resources that might serve as a site for future plantations, the pencil drawing shows a hill leading down to a mill, and just barely peeping at the top the picture the rounded granite head of a statue can be seen just above the tips of the highest trees. Whether this confirms that men of enormous stature ruled here once or that men who are already decided on a notion can rarely be swayed and will almost always reach for the most circumstantial of evidence rather than admitting fault. There’s also a brief mention of these giants allying with an ancient Saxon King in the Mabinogion, a compendium of myths rooted in historical fact compiled in the 13th and 14th century. The two sides, once bitter rivals, put aside their differences to drain a large area of swampland where the brackish waters and greenish miasma that hung over the water like a cloud caused disease to humans, giants and their livestock. Perhaps these giants had hounds of equal size in this area millenia ago?
I cycled to the train station within half an hour and caught an evening train toward the site. Upon detramming it was only a short stroll past the hamlet to the foreboding stone fortress that was the Powers Estate. I am not shy to hard work but let me say this on the matter; I’d wager Isidore of Seville, eminent though he was in his then budding field of zoology, did not have his plans to relax scuppered at every turn. He probably shut his bestiary with a dull thud, removed his working sandals and held his feet aloft to rest, stating ‘Come Jackalope or Jackdaw Prince I’ll not stir from this velvet cocoon ‘til rested!’ I promised myself that if the invitation hadn’t arrived by letter I would have refused a man face-to-face, but lies to oneself are lies to God also and I whispered my apology into the inky night sky. The sky was flecked with silver dots like an enormous glowing wisp out of space had poked a hole in the fabric of our world, allowing a sliver of otherworldly pearlescence to shine through.
There was an ominous gathering of clouds just above the rounded domes of the main compound. There were smaller follys, fountains and hound master's lodgings on the grounds too but they paled in comparison to the oppressive majesty of the Grand Lodge. The design was an eclectic mix of Eastern and Western classical art styles, rounded arches and marble pillars dappled with grey and obsidian, gargoyles with contorted faces and forked tongues lolling out of their pursed half mouths and other misshapen oddities perched on the buttresses. French tapestries and Roman marbles on every landing, enormous paintings of the glorious hunt in gilded frames on every inch of spare wall, Pictish stones looted from the Scottish soil decorated the fish pond, inscribed with mysterious runes that no doubt held some arcane and eldritch knowledge.
Casement Power, younger brother of the late Lord Richard, inherited no property or bonds but was allowed an extremely modest annual allowance. He spent his days hunting but no hound could satiate his warrior spirit. He travelled to furthest Africa shooting the largest game. It was there he spoke with cannibal tribes and saw serpents of enormous size unfurl endlessly and slither away into the brown water. The tribes in the swamps of Zaire spoke of a living dinosaur inhabiting the marshes where the vegetation was dense and the jungle heat so volatile that no man could settle. He also had collected many curios and tribal artworks on his expeditions. The remnants of his conquests nailed to the walls as trophies; skulls of every size, strange tusked things, toothless sharks, an Ibex skull with three horns. Enormous mammoth tusks from Siberia carved with runes framed all the double doors, and crossed spears above every mirror.
The pride of the collection was a piece co-owned by the brothers; one of the Elgin Marbles. An incredible bust of a centaur in glorious pose, bow poised to fire, enormously muscled but not so as to be grotesque. The centaur did not appear a wild thing, and had a looked of melancholy wisdom about his furrowed brow.
Somewhere in the house, although I cannot recall where, the skeleton of the beast that hunted the denizens of Gevaudan. I do know for a fact that this grizzly exhibit does exist as it is listed on the manifesto of items in the portion of Stately Homes of England dedicated to the Powers plot. I cannot verify as to the validity of the article but I'd vouch that many a French peasant eats well selling a hundred such cryptozoological items. I shudder to think of the smallfolk who suffered under the beasts reign of terror. The beast was cunning and successfully avoided waves of eager bounty hunters looking to claim the sizeable reward. It would never attack a group as it is in nature. The ewe that strays from the flock makes light work for wolves and worse. Servant girls would be found dismembered and grossly mutilated only moments after leaving the security of the settlement. The flesh was not always consumed either. The beast was not hunting out necessity and instead fulfilling some sick perversion. Poisoned and drunk on the blood humankind. Could the hell hound I am to examine be a relation of this come to England, or worse, brought?
I have heard tales from reputable sources of large cats loose on the moors. Some escaped from circuses and private menageries, others former pets released by their owners after quadrupling in size. Perhaps these amateurs had merely uncovered the remains of an exotic pet. The grounds were no stranger to beasts from the dark continent; crimson parrots in enormous metal cages, striped fish that glowed when the moonlight fell on the pond, peacocks from India striding the grounds magnificently, ducks from Canada. Would it be completely out of question for a jungle cat to have made this castle its home? I think not.
On his extensive travels around China and Africa studying prehistoric art Richard Power collected priceless artworks and looted great tombs of their treasures years before the arrival of most Western antiquarians. His current horde included petroglyphs, gilded sarcophagi and even a mummified cat from a Witch's Bazaar outside Khartoum. If Richard Powers was alive today he would sit coiled atop his twinkling dubloons with plumes of smoke trailing from either nostril, content to wait for judgement day in the cavernous treasury rumoured to exist beneath the house. Now this ‘conspiracy’ is slightly more believable than the tales of vampirism and prostitutes found frozen, their last moments of panic etched on their disgusted countenance, bodies drained entirely of blood. That’s Maine Wood’s Bosch if you ask me, but a treasury filled with Egyptian secrets… That is more intriguing. An underground river flows out beneath the walls of the house into the Mighty Sa-hen-esh river, perpetually vomiting galloping white horses to dash against the rocks. One can easily imagine a boat snaking the bends by night, illuminated by a single lantern, a chest full of smuggled artefacts in tow. Now that I've written this all out, I see that this could also serve a convenient way to covertly bring a big cat into the grounds, all without alerting the law.
The East Wing of the house consisted of one long corridor lined with equally-spaced doors on either side in alternating colours. The pattern was blue left, red right, green left, gold right and so on for several meters. Suits of old plate mail were nailed to plinths in the spaces between each entrance, some with their visors up, revealing the shadowy nothingness within, their arms tight to the torso and bent at the elbow clutching tight on their halberds. Others had their visors down holding their shields near their torso with swords sheathed. Their heraldic crests were emblazoned there in majestic golds and silvers, with gold-leaf tassels dangling from the sides.
According to the rumours all of the suits with closed visors contained embalmed corpses; some of them acting as metalurgic mausoleums for deceased heirs. and others containing corpses looted from the Valley of Kings pre-Napoleonic rediscovery, and the only way to tell heir from ancient was by examining the crests. Some of which were said to be false artworks created specifically to be understood by members of a secret order, like Templars or Rosicrucians, only confined to worship of Ancient Egyptian deities. I don’t know whether any credence should be paid to the rumours but I can say with some authority that Rich Powers did have a penchant for symbolism and numerology. If there ever was some eccentric left in the Arab Sun too long, present company excluded, who would commission these wonderful artworks for such a convoluted purpose, it was him. The late custodian of the Baronage passed some seventy years ago but rumours of his interest in the occult abound still.
Many of the great houses had fallen to destitution in recent years as their custodians gathered dust on gilded thrones, having sent the best of their heirs to serve in France among the officer classes. Although the bulk of the BEF was made up of working class men, miners and teachers, the aristocratic classes were decimated. Such was the way of war. These men playing chess with the lives of the small folk would, to fulfill their end of whatever faustian pact could've caused such a prolonged and terrible slaughter, had to give up their own sons. Of course not all these elderly Lords were callous in sending their offspring to foreign soil, perchance to die. Many wrote letters to school chums and former colleagues now occupying lofty administrative positions requesting exclusion for their boys in exchange for kind press or monetary reward. All such offers were of course denied. What kind of message would that send to the powerful gentry of the country, who held much sway with the royals, that some men's sons may live and others still must away to Hades? I fear the recruiting offices would have been empty by that very evening and the recruiting sergeants left in a right awkward position, and forced to become creative with the methods their jingoistic crusade employed. Powers had lost three sons in the war, two at Mons during the terrible combat there, and another at Ypres. The angels had not seen fit to protect them. That dread sound of motorcycle tyres scraping on pebbles as it stirs to a halt, the clicking of medals on a uniform breast as the messenger spans the drive, the measured footfalls of a military gait approaching the door, closer now and the parent white-faced behind knowing what dread news awaits.
Again canines find a way to embroil themselves. Many parents report seeing ominous black dogs in the morning mist in the days and hours before the bad news arrives from overseas, and the black dog is a symbol of significance in the practice of reading tea-leaves, rather a Victorian fancy but it has its practitioners and defenders still. I believe Siegfried Sassoon’s mother employed the help of a medium in an attempt to communicate with her deceased son - the poor creature.
Folklore and farmyard chatter aside; the Powers had deep roots here. A Powers had lived on this land since at least 1640. Who knew what secrets those whispering old stones might yield to those inclined to hear. Fortunately the Lord has a nephew, strong, sensible and of age. Lord Nigel Power, Earl of Sookford and 3rd Baron of Westian, current custodian of the Powers Estate was not an unkind man, scholarly and stoic like the Greek philosophers he admired and quoted in his cups, but always keen to share a nod and chat in passing. Not to give the impression that we are acquainted for I hardly know the man but to don my hat in passing, occasionally passing comment if the weather be fine or noteworthily tempestuous. Word around the fountain says that Lord Power intends to put his vast knowledge of the classical world to use in his retirement, wherein he hopes to compile in seven volumes a history of the Peloponnesian Wars in the Bronze Age Aegean Sea.
His deceased Uncle wished for the construction of a Pleasure Garden in his honour, following the sale of his assets. His advanced age will account for why they are currently constructing a most Victorian folly.
I wonder did Richard glean any smidge of happiness or any notion of the arcane knowledge he sought from his archives in the long evening of his life, waiting to meet his sons and commend their bravery in heaven. Perhaps it's true what is said about a man who lives to bury his children; he dies two deaths; the first when everything he was before fragments and scatters to dust and the second when he truly expires, a husk eagerly awaiting the trot of Mort’s destrier - foul Black knytmare!
You see even now as I write with shaking hand that my mind is infected - I am leaning toward gothic fancy! I hope this will give you an inkling then into my apprehension, for although I remain a skeptical-leaning agnostic with regard to the otherworldly, the ominous setting and eerie descriptions in the letter had transported me to an irrational world.
Already I was noting my own apprehension, every step measured, holding my breath unless absolutely necessary. The wintry grass crunched beneath my boots and I stood hypnotised almost, craning to see the lip of the battlements on the outer wall. A fortress fit for a martial family. Arrows, oil and boulders would have rained down from on high decimating the invaders attempting to mount their ladders. Flaming arrows igniting the siege towers forcing men to jump from a great height into the throng of spears and pikes below, often dashed on the points. A mighty gust suddenly swept past me violently, lifting my jacket tails and it carried a faint sound of distant battle, a prolonged scream, a snippet of intense roaring fire and the thwack of archers in tandem. I shivered and begged the spirits leave me and confine their unrest to the isolated places of the world.
Grim faeries nestled in the thickets of wildflowers, I imagined their spritely ceilidh neath the spotted mushroom caps, leaping from one swaying grass stalk to another, their intricate but infinitesimally small fiddles nestled in the crook of their necks. Foul puka in the form of red-eyed goats mocked me from behind boundary fences. My own breath steaming from my lips in plumes despite the warmth, as the dark fog that escaped the nostrils of Jörmungandr, his scaled belly pregnant with angry fire.
The last light faded as I approached the enormous wrought iron gates of the grounds, the rails jagged black spears rising from the capstones, decorated in the middle with a black bas relief.
I pushed open the gate and it dragged on its hinges, howling while it swung. The dread chorus was so shrill and how long it lasted - I almost had to place my fingers into my ears for relief! This fright rather knocked my senses. I stirred for a moment to gather myself. Every loose stone, dancing leaf and singing spring breeze now whispered portents. I shook my head and ignored whatever gnostic Delphian beckoned. If the third eye existed, and scientific fiction magazines wrote that it could be opened by stimulating the pineal gland with a kind of resonant electric current, mine was opened naturally then. I accepted the languid way the gate swung as a sign of reluctance to permit my entry. These old places did not lightly relinquish their secrets and it was well possible that some unseen malevolent force did not want me there that night. What happened next only exacerbated my fears.
I immediately made a sharp right turn upon entering the compound, moving from the long and winding gravel drive lined with golden cedars at every turn and down a snaking path trodden through the grass and mud, towards a glow some distance away that I assumed was the site. I scrambled through the darkness with my forearm raised to shield my eyes from sharp branches. I feared what I might see lurking in the shadows. My assumption was correct and I emerged from the copse at the servants graveyard.
The site had been cordoned off with rope and torches placed in the ground illuminating the site for my investigation. A small crowd gathered, huddled together for warmth near one of the beacons. A man turned, evidently the one who penned the letter and waved for me. There were fifteen or more grave markers in the small fenced square. Grass grew grey and sickly there. Scions of jagged rock tore through the topsoil giving the impression of a golem just beneath the firmament. This field must have been the only spot of that land that didn't get a healthy blossom, small surprise it was designated such a dark purpose. The owner had little use for land that didn't yield coin.
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2018.04.21 13:11 UnofficialPotato Who got their Dublin tickets?

Picked up two last night for a friend and myself last night. Upper circle, a bit sad I missed out on standing. Might have a look around close to the date seeing if anyone's got any for sale
Who's hyped? Ive missed ALL the chances to see these guys with college so the fact these guys are playing near my birthday, awh Im so ready!
Must say, members of the Vulf are going to be in Ireland a lot this year. Theo was in Cyrprus, Roisin Dubh and Whelans with Dart. The Ollam are up to play a trad festival over the summer(think its in either Wicklow or Wexford). I heard that Dart is up to Sligo for a Jazz festival of some sort doing a masterclass. Dosik is coming to the Sugar Club soon.
We're spoiled over here!
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2018.04.17 02:23 CurneyB Help me, I'm clueless.

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
I want to be able to run games in good settings with decent FPS whilst also being able to stream from my PC/Console whilst running OBS and other programs.
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
My maximum shipping before taxes etc would be around €800 or less if possible
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
I plan on building it in the summer hopefully as early as possible in like a month maybe two
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)
Just the Tower for my price I presume but if can possibly get the OS and anything else with it that would be nice
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
I live in Wicklow, Ireland so I presume it would be best for me to buy the parts in EU.
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
None
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
No
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
I am unsure about this question as I am clueless
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
Some LEDs would probably be nice
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
Possibly, if so windows 10.
Extra info or particulars:
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2018.03.16 14:44 louiseber [Updated] How many Irish Subs are there really?

E: 2 hours it took for this to need a new one added - New Count 619 620 623 625 632
This time last year I made this post and had uncovered 500+ Irish related subs on reddit, from the abandoned to the large.
Below is the updated list, now including some of the Discord Servers & useful other external links (although not counted) and the count stands at 618 619 620 623 625 632 plus some redirects/banned subs/karma farms. I have also included some of the American Subs that could be mistaken for Irish just for information.
As you can see from the notations many, many of them are inactive but it's more about finding as many of them as possible than anything else.
If anyone knows of, or can find, new ones not listed below throw them in the comments and I'll add them to the list. A rich vein of new ones are towns etc, people from Ireland (bands etc) and products.
Notes:
To anyone who owns a sub...put a description in the bleedin' sidebar!
If you find a sub you might like to resurrect you can head over the /redditrequest and request to take it over. See their sidebar for full rules and process.
(P) = Currently Private Sub
(O) = Out of Use
(m) = Authors Notation
(NI) = Northern Ireland
(R) = Redirects

Visiting & Moving to Ireland

General Discords

Irish Language/ As Gaeilge Subs

History & Heritage

Media, Music & Art

Media Discussion
News Subs
Media Creatives
Music
Underground Film & Music
Instruments
Dance
Art, Design & Visual

IT, Developers & Tech

Developers
Data & Crypto
PC Parts
Gaming
  • See below

LGBT

Womens Issues

Health & Well-being Issues

Education Subs

Second Level
Third Level
Clubs/ Societies & College Interests

Political Parties/ Discussion

Discussions
Parties
Political Issues
Political Satire
Pol Discords

Model Government & Related Subs

Model Houses & Parties
Model Media
Model Meta & Misc

Religion & Religious Issues

Sports

GAA
Football
Teams
Fans Subs
Rugby
Other Sports

Jobs

Legal, Financial & Property

Legal
Financial
Bargains & For Sale
Earn Credit
Property

Transport

Rail
MotorBikes
Cars

Hobbies & Interests

Drug Culture
Vaping
Books
Board Gaming
Crafts
Computer Gaming
Discords
Tech Interests
Food & Drink
Dating & Social Groups
Events
Outdoor Activities
Weapons Enthusiasts
Fun Subs
Places to Moan
Fandom Subs
Celtic Subs
Discords
NSFW Adulty Subs
Meta & Alternative Ireland Subs
Misc Defunct/ Unknown Content

Ireland not local enough for ya? Subscribe to:

Locations

Counties
Cities/ Towns/ Townlands
Areas
Northern Ireland
Ex-Pat Communities

Sandboxes

Not Irish Subs

  • Irish Subs Count: 618 619 620 623 625 632
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2018.01.21 21:15 bring_me_the_hammer6 Looking to start a new build to replace current PC

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
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Noting:
Defining:
Be it enacted by the Oireachtas as follows:
 
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2017.04.04 13:55 Different1111 Why do you think I'm getting no responses to my OKC messages?

Dear all,
I have written off dozens of messages to women via OKcupid. Usually I take something from their profile, and try to be funny, or at least have reasonably snappy language, and I try to be original. Often the profiles these girls have are very weak, so I have little to go on, hence the frequent one-liners or lame messages. But I’m getting very few responses (I'd say 1 in 15 maybe, and even then the conversations usually fizzle out without dates or whatever). Obviously, I could just be unattractive myself, or I’m wasting time with the wrong types, but I’d just like to know if there’s anything obviously wrong with the messages I send, thanks. If there is anything I am doing wrong, please let me know. I need to hear honest feedback. I’m trying to write a message which is reasonably low-investment, that gets a reasonable response rate. Anyway, any thoughts would be decent, thanks. Please find some messages (minus names) below, Judge, blackmail or weep for yourselves:
Hi _, you seem to have an interesting profile. Seriously? Ocarina of time? OK - how the hell did you beat Ganondorf at the end? My name is __ and I am a researcher working for _______ county council. And what, for that matter, is the difference between a negroni and a Sazerac? good luck! :)
How's it going? Since I'm kind of on the run here (Think work-Friends-sleep-repeat), and your probably being snowed under by messages, I shall be brief. My name is ______, I'm a researcher for local Irish government, I've travelled, I'm discreet, and hell, I'll just say it - I'm feckin' great :) Your profile is straight to the point - very good. So how come you think you are very good at kissing, princess? :) Hit me back some time if you are interested. Meantime, I hope you enjoy Ireland's annual day of good weather ...
Hey _____, How come you need avocadoes? (Hopes he spelt avocadoes/dos right)
Hey _____ - glad to hear your dealing with your Sausage/Kerrygold withdrawal symptoms. I took a six month supply with me when I went to Egypt. They lasted about a week of course :). My name is ________ - I love hiking and the outdoors, especially Wicklow. So where do you like hiking? _______.
Hey _, You have a very alternative kind of profile. I work in tourism-related stuff myself up in __. I can totally empathise about what you mean about your fringe. I can't go outside on windy days (I check.) unless I have styling gel and comb in hand. ( :) ) So what's the most stuff you've ever managed to jam into a small space?
So Where were you when you went abroad? (BTW, I love cats!)
Hey ______, you seem like a very talented open and free person. So what are you doing in college at the moment? Ro.
Hey _______. Nice shot of the cliffs of Moher in the background there - oh, and you are there too! :) So what made you want to come live in the world capital of booze? (we've edged out Munich darnnit!)
Howdy Dork, So I’ll forego the essay as you’re probably being snowed under a fair pile of messages. Your profile stood out while I was skimming the human cattle-yard that is OKC and I thought we had something in common. My name is _______, I’m a gigantic nerd (congrats on coming out about that btw!) and ditto very much into my food, with favourites ranging from anything street eat to more high end Indonesian, though right there with you on Mexican food – I must fight off my nacho-gorging tendencies every time I come within a mile of ‘Acapulco’ on Georges’ street - and I love writing. So how come you set up a blog? Was it to express your thoughts or was there some message you wanted to convey? Ro. (Damn, this message was still way too long. Gotta summarize!)
Salutations. Since you probably get a fair number of messages, and as I’m about to shoot off anyway, I’ll be brief. I was reading your profile and I noticed that we seem to have a lot in common. I do rather a lot of that worrying - in the shadow of Brexit, Trump and the rise of every other extreme group, this world does seem rather more challenging (its kind of part of my work). Ditto on GOT, which I’ve read repeatedly and nerdily - I’d love to hear what you thought of the last two episodes lol. My name is _______ and I am a researcher. Sure read my profile and if you’d like to chat hit me back sometime. Ro.
Howdy. So you live in the greatest town in the universe, Rathmines. How are you enjoying our annual day which is actually sunny? :)
Hows it going? Was going to write an overlong BS flirty message telling you how gorgeous you are but I couldn't be arsed. So you like Tim Burton - What did you think of sleepy hollow? ______.
How's it going today? You've probably been messaged by a fleet of guys by now, but will just put in my two cent - Orgasm Types: Sex in a boat = Orgasms Sex with a nerd = Dorkgasms Sex at the entrance to your house = Doorgasms Sex on the carpet or linoleum = Floorgasms Sex at the supermarket = Storegasms Sex at a Stephen King movie = Horrorgasms Sex with a prostitute = Whoregasms Sex with an accountant = Boregasms Sex while sleeping = Snoregasms Sex with Arthur = Dudley Mooregasms Sex while broke = Poorgasms Sex with a lion = Roargasms Sex for hours and hours on end = Soregasms Sex on a golf course = Foregasms Sex with a nymphomaniac = Ready for Moregasms Sex in a gold mine = Oregasms Sex with the vice president = Al Goregasms Sex with a masked man carrying a sword = Zorogasms Sex on the beach = Shoregasms Sex when you get an award = Honorgasms Sex at an all you can eat buffet = Smorgasbordgasms Sex among the wonders of the world = Outdoorgasms Sex in the vicinity of garbage can = Odorgasms Sex on the way to the train = All aboardgasms Sex that isn't very satisfying = There's the doorgasms Sex during hay fever season = Sporegasms Sex in an adult theater = Hardcoregasms Sex with conquering Spaniards = Conquistadorgasms Sex with someone not paying attention = Ignorgasms Sex with a competitive partner = Scoregasms Sex with a cookie = Oreogasms Sex with a bugle player = Horngasms Sex with a beloved partner = Adoregasms Sex while sightseeing = Tourgasms Sex with a big dog = Labradorgasms Sex with Beavs and Butthead = Gonnascoregasms Sex during an earthquake = Tremorgasms Sex on farm implements = Tractorgasms Sex with Thomas Edison = Inventorgasms Sex with a possessive partner = Yourgasms Sex with Frankenstein's assistant = Igorgasms Sex with three of your friends = Fourgasms Sex with a Norse God = Thorgasms Sex without a climax = Nogasms However, when we get down to it, sex is like math. Add a bed, Subtract the clothes, Divide the legs, and pray you don't Multiply! ________.
How's it going _? You have an awesome profile - so what was it about Eternal sunshine that you enjoyed so much? Sorry for brief message, but I am on the run here. Hope you have a lovely night, __.
Hey miss... 69. So my name is _______. I love the outdoors as well - even when they're wet and woeful, I love climbing and cycling, especially to the beaches around the northside. So what is your dog called? :)
Hey ______ - just firing you this quick message as I'm shooting off in a second. You seem to have an interesting profile. So what kind of movies do you make in your mind? My name is ______, and I'm a __ grad, open-minded, intelligent person (I'm told!) and weird is my middle name. I often have fantasies, some of which I've written down (loads of political stuff, though some of it is pretty impressionistic. ) BTW, is that a Durer woodcut amongst your photos? And I most certainly am not a shell nor degenerate! :) have a good night - Ro.
How's it going? Might like to show you and your friend around the world's greatest pissup capital and all its associated watering holes and gig-places. My name is _________ and I'm a ________ grad living in Dublin - feel free to give me a shout.
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2016.06.25 01:32 tabledresser [Table] IAmA: I’m Hozier, a singer-songwriter from Wicklow. AMA.

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When you first started writing songs, was it always with a view to sharing them with the world or did that come later? What was it like performing your own songs to an audience for the first time and how did that differ from performing other people's songs? I think the first songs, certainly that I wrote, and I imagine in a lot of people's cases, is something you do in a very private space that you don't really want to share with the rest of the world at first.
You spend a lot of time arguing with yourself whether it is good enough. I think it's a good thing and a bad thing as you need to have a hight standard of quality for yourself but also you don't want to be afraid of taking the plunge when the time is right.
I was given a showcase at a music festival at the age of 18 and that was my first chance to share with the world. It was terrifying, but you just have to do those things.
I started writing at 15 or 16 and didn't start playing my own music until I was 19 and didn't release anything officially until I was 23.
What do you do with all the gifts fans give you? Have you read each letter? I'm really, really flattered by all the gifts and the letters. I have to say on the record: it breaks my heart to see people send purchased gifts. I think it's immoral to accept them and I have more than I'll ever need or want.
So if any fans want to send on gifts, spend the dollars that you would spend and donate to any charity of your choice. I usually do what I can with a charity called ChildLine, which is involved with the ISPCC, and any charity that deals with protecting children. I know that any donation in that regard would be highly appreciated.
ChildLine: Link to www.childline.ie
Are you following the EuroCup? excited for Ireland's next match? hopeful? :D Yeah! Cautiously optimistic.
Of course I'm hopeful!! I was on a promo schedule and missed the Irish/Italian match but sadly I caught the results before I could watch the glory. The fans are representing us well out there.
The videos that are coming back of Irish Fans having a gently mischievous but very good natured and good willing time in France is something that I'm taking great joy in!
Love this one: Link to www.reddit.com
You’ve mentioned in many interviews how you don’t feel any different despite the level of fame and recognition you’ve now achieved, but was there ever a moment when you realised that you could no longer enjoy the level of anonymity and privacy you once had? Has this been difficult to navigate? Yes is the short answer. It's something I'm still figuring out and something that I'm conscious not to revel in the negativity of.
I really enjoyed anonymity and still do when I can find it, which maybe can't be said for everybody, but it's something that can be found while traveling alone sometimes.
I think that sense of anonymity is something everybody should experience.
Jack Keourac talks briefly about it in 'On The Road', shortly after the protagonist has left home. I can't remember the language he uses, whether it's 'forgetting himself' or 'losing himself'. As I said, Yes is the short answer.
What is your opinion of the UK leaving the EU? I'm 15 and trying to understand what it means for the future by getting different viewpoints. Thanks. I think it's a real shame, what happened with the results. I think we arrived at this point through demagoguery.
My heart goes out to anyone who voted to remain and anyone who's young, and the youth that will be affected in the coming years. In the end, these things always sort themselves out although at the moment there seems to be a bit of free fall panic.
It's a shame that the Leave Campaign carried with it somewhat of a sentiment of xenophobia and I don't think the result represents the UK that I know. I hope it politicizes the younger generation.
Do you consider your self a Feminist? Yes, of course. I don't understand why it is a contentious issue, but in no way does it suggest that I'm anti-man or anti-male.
I would be an advocate for a lot of men's rights that need to be discussed and I think anyone of sound mind and common sense would be able to see that there are inequalities on both sides that always need to addressed, but absolutely - of course I'm a feminist.
I think the fear is that when we get into binary thinking and binary discussion, we tend to lock up and shut down.
Hi! What is the best piece of life advice that you could ever give someone, or what is the best advice you have been given that has helped or inspired you? Thanks! My uncle told me a long time ago to just "do it myself" and to just kind of develop the skills that you need to do whatever it is that you need to do in whatever field you are.
In the creative arts, you really have to just find your own way there...and failure is a good thing. It's a cliche, but what we regard as failure often times are steps toward getting us to where we need to be.
Your stagecraft evolved significantly over the course of the tour. Did you have a breakthrough moment? Did you turn to anyone for advice? How did you improve yourself? I think, no I didn't turn to anyone for advice. I don't think I improved terribly greatly but it was just a natural thing of getting more comfortable. Things really went from not to 100 very quickly so there was no time for stagecraft development, I suppose - much to my regret. It's just something that has had to come about naturally.
What does it mean to be the giggle at a funeral? Have you ever burst your shit laughing at Church? I think it's something that all Irish people have experienced at some point.
There's a unique, wonderful aspect to an expression of irreverence in the face of what should be reverential.
In the documentary It Might Get Loud, Jack White says that he wanted Jimmy Page and The Edge to teach him all their tricks. Which two guitarists do you want to have teach you their tricks? Yeah I'll talk about guitar players! I've never considered myself a lead guitar player and I don't think I'll ever be that guitar hero. I've such respect for and am always in awe of skillful players.
Saw Gary Clark Jr in the Bowery Ballroom last week. The man's a thundering god up there.
What's your favourite song from Unknown Mortal Orchestra? Yeah! Fuck me!! I literally just got into their stuff. A bit late, but to be honest "Multi Love" just freaks me out - how amazingly crafted that song is. I'm young to it though so I'm still getting into their recent album.
I went to see you live in Copenhagen earlier this year, and it was one of the most euphoric moments of my life. You're absolutely incredible; I had very high expectations and you exceeded them with ease. You just released your single "Better Love", and my first question is if you're currently working on a new album, or if you're working on something new for us to listen to? I can't wait for a new tour and to hear your amazing voice live again! And my second question has to do with your interests outside of music. Having been on your social media I've seen a lot of "geeky"-things, such as piano covers dedicated to the Legend of Zelda, that makes me believe that you are a gamer or atleast grew up with video games. So my second question is, what is your all-time favorite game, and why? #1 Thank you very much! I think you're being a bit too generous there with the praise, but thank you and thank you for coming to the show in Copenhagen. I am working on a new album. Releasing the new single this month is a nice way to say goodbye for a while, I suppose - and get back to it.
#2 Well spotted! In a lot of ways, I suppose I'm a child of the 90's. Video games and a lot of the imagery surrounding video games is something that has always appealed to me. Favorite video game? I don't know if I have one. Honestly, I've always been very moved by the Legend of Zelda games. Currently buzzed for a lot of the VR stuff coming out.
What were you thinking about when you wrote the song From Eden? I kind of play around with the idea that the song is sang by the snake. That it's the devil looking longingly at something he desires - for everything that he does not have.
I'm obsessed with your guitar 'Epi' (the Epiphone Broadway). I wanna get one like yours, but there aren't like that. (The colour) What did you do to it? Can you explain the story and if it is still with you? Thanks. That was one of the first guitars I ever bought. After a long summer of working essentially as a janitor in a golf club. I saw it hanging in a store in Dublin so it was as it is. It was always black.
Hey Andrew! Why did you never performed In The Woods Somewhere on stage? Guilty. We had a lot on our plates and there are so many percussive elements to that we felt it would be impossible, but we may try that next time around.
off your concert was the first I've ever been to and I wanted to say thank you for such an amazing experience. Also I have two questions. What was your favorite item to have while on tour? Could be anything food, a book, a record, hair ties... What is something that you would like to see, see happen, or do in your life time? Hey! I would say a good pair of headphones was important to have on tour. I also had a wireless speaker, which was essential for partying. Also...thank you! I'm glad my gig was the first one you'd ever seen. That's a big deal for anybody.
Which of your guitars has the most interesting story? Do you have a favourite to play? Some of the ones that have more sentimental value I keep at home, like the first guitar I owned and learned to play on.
Hi from San Francisco! Other than teleportation, which we know is your fave, what is your next choice as far as super powers go? I suppose flight would be fun. If it was incredibly fast, but you'd also have to have super cold-resistance and we gotta get our rules right about this shit.
A book you recommend? Other than those you have already mentioned. My favorite book is 1984 by George Orwell. I've been reading a bit more Oscar Wilde recently and just enjoying his genius.
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2016.06.07 10:23 gufcfan All-Ireland Football Qualifiers draw

1A June 18th/19th
Laois v Armagh
Carlow v Wicklow
Derry v Louth/Meath
Leitrim v Waterford
1B June 25th/26th
Down v Longford
Antrim v Limerick
Offaly/Westmeath v London
Wexford v Fermanagh/Donegal
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2016.04.17 21:13 Forest_Stump Looking to build a strong custom pc for mainly gaming

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
I want to play all or nearly all games at the highest graphic settings and be able to run them with a steady 60 fps
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
my budget is 2000
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
I'd like to buy the parts for the computer as soon as possible so as soon as i know what to buy
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)
I need a monitor, keybourd, pc case and all the hardware to be in the budget
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
I live in Ireland, wicklow
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
i'd rather have and intel processor over an amd. I also dont want water cooling, id rather have a strong quiet fan
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
i dont know how to overclock
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
i'd like a disc drive
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
A metal case or something similar would be fine, preferably in black. no extra lights needed
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
Yes, windows 7
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2016.02.15 22:56 kateykatey The disappearance of Dierdre Jacob

Long time reader, first time poster! I hope I get everything right, but just let me know if there's anything I need to fix! This disappearance in particular resonates with me as I lived in Newbridge - my boyfriend's hometown - in 2013/2014, and the missing posters were still up.
Location: Newbridge, County Kildare, Ireland Date: July 28th, 1998
Dierdre Jacob was 18 when she disappeared. She was home for the holidays from university in London, and had spent the afternoon running errands on Newbridge's high street. She visited a bank, then the post office, and called in to her grandmother's small newsagent directly across the road, before she walked home.
She almost made it home. The last sighting of her was outside her parents house. She never made it to the front door, and she hasn't been seen since.
Two months after she disappeared, Garda (the Irish police force) linked her disappearance with that of five other women over the five previous years, and set up Operation Trace to review these cases. They were; * Annie McCarrick, 26, on March 26th 1993. Annie was an Irish American who was studying in Dublin. She took a trip to the Wicklow mountains, a short distance from Dublin, and has not been seen since. * Jojo Dullard, 21, on November 9th 1995. She was using a public phone box in Moone, Co. Kildare, and was talking to her best friend when she said a lift had arrived and abruptly hung up. * Fiona Pender, 25, on August 23rd 1996. Fiona was seven and a half months pregnant when she disappeared. * Ciara Breen, 17, on February 17th 1997. She sneaked out of her house to meet someone, and never returned. * Fiona Sinnott, 19, between February 9th and 18th 1998. The single mother let the father of her child stay the night after they spent an evening with friends, and he was collected by his mother the next morning. No one saw her alive again.
Larry Murphy.
Murphy was born on February 7th 1966, and lived in Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow. He was a carpenter by trade, travelling between counties Wicklow, Dublin, Kildare and Laois for his work.
In 1999, after the death of Dierdre Jacob's grandmother, the family were sorting through her belongings when they discovered a pay stub for Larry Murphy. He had been contracted to carry out some carpentry work in her grandmother's shop around the time when she disappeared.
Attempted Murder.
On February 11th 2000, an unnamed woman was walking to her car when she was accosted by a man who demanded money from her. When she refused, he punched her, breaking her nose. He made her remove her bra, which he used to bind her hands. Then, he loaded her into the boot (trunk) of his car, turned the stereo up to drown out her screams, and drove away.
He stopped after 12km, moved her to the front of the car, and raped her. When he was finished, he bound her hands once more. In an attempt to calm her down, he told her his name was Michael, that he was from Baltinglass in County Wicklow, but worked in Dublin. He told her he was married and had children. He promised he would release her.
Instead, he drove another 25km to a remote forest in Wicklow, dragged her deep into the trees, and raped her three further times - orally, anally and vaginally. He covered her head with a plastic bag and tried to strangle her as he shoved her back into the boot of the car, but she fought back, even as he slammed the open boot on her legs.
And then there were headlights.
They belonged to a car driven by a pair of deer hunters. As her attacker was stunned for a moment, she broke free and stumbled towards them, catching herself on barbed wire. The rapist ran to the drivers side, hopped into the car, and sped away - but the hunters had recognised him. Note: I could understand anyone being incredulous of this sheer coincidence, that they could have recognised the offender. However, Ireland is a unique and wonderful place, and having spent a reasonable amount of time there during my life, I do not find this to be far fetched at all, particularly in someone's hometown. Outside of Dublin, Ireland is like one big small town.
They took the woman to the closest Garda station - Baltinglass. The next morning, Gardai officers visited the home of Larry Murphy. Though he initially claimed his innocence to his wife, he eventually pled guilty in court, and was sentenced to 15 years for the rape and attempted murder of the woman.
During his questioning, he made comments like "well, she's alive isn't she?" and stated that "she was lucky". He has never showed any signs of remorse or guilt. He has been questioned in relation to the other disappearances, but has never provided any information. He has been acknowledged as a suspect by Gardai.
No one has disappeared since he has been imprisoned.
He was released on August 12th 2010.
His release caused outrage in Ireland. Afraid of vigilantism, he initially fled to Spain, but his location was publicised in the Irish press, and he moved again to Amsterdam. Once again, footage of him going about his daily life was published, and he moved back to Spain via France. He was known to be working as a carpenter in London in 2015.
Sources. Murphy connected to Jacob family shop Disappearance of Fiona Sinnott Larry Murphy on Wikipedia Ireland's Vanishing Triangle on Wikipedia A general summary of the disappearances A map of Irish counties - just for your information!
Discussion Points * Do you think it possible that Larry Murphy is involved in any of these unresolved disappearances?
In my opinion, Fiona Sinnott is completely unrelated - there have even been arrests in this case, but no charges. Someone believed locally to have knowledge of where her remains are died from a drug overdose in 2001. He had allegedly suggested that he was one of three people with specific knowledge of what had happened, and was in fear of his life should he provide any of this information to Gardai.
I also believe Ciara Breen is unrelated. She had a much older boyfriend who has been arrested but released without charge.
Some lists include several more disappearances as potentially being connected - Eva Brennan, 40, who disappeared in 1993, and Imelda Keenan, 22, who vanished in 1994. These were not (to my knowledge) included in the cases linked by the TRACE unit set up to investigate the six disappearances I've discussed.
I do believe that Larry Murphy is responsible for Annie McCarrick and Dierdre Jacob at the very least, and I would think it unlikely that his first offence was a murder.
I'd love to know your thoughts and theories! I find it terrifying that he is free to roam the streets - even if he has been convicted of the only crimes he has ever committed. He was sentenced before the Sex Offenders Act was introduced in Ireland, so he doesn't have any conditions on his release.
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