Glasnevin Cemetery Facing the Rising Sun!

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By Msgr. Francis A. Carbine A cemetery with gift shop, museum, resident historian, café, genealogy office, and bus tours: does such exist? Indeed, it does…in Dublin’s Glasnevin Cemetery where 1.5 million bodies are buried! Here, troops of children shudder at… Continue Reading

Ireland is Suddenly a Lonely Island

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By Peter Makem Ireland is suddenly a lonely place. Old securities have been shattered since the people of the United Kingdom — specifically the people of England — voted to leave the European Union, voted Brexit, an abbreviation of British… Continue Reading

Luke Dillon and Joseph McGarrity – Heroes Deserve the Best

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Above: AOH Div. 25 Honor Guard. Photo – Tom Keenan By Msgr. Francis A. Carbine The weather was post-card perfect. Forsythia and magnolia flowers fulfilled expectations. Ornamental trees sported buds alive with promise. The breeze was tailored to the colorful flags, and… Continue Reading

Finding Private Maguire

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By Msgr. Francis A. Carbine During the summer, 2014, John McDevitt of Ardmore, Pa., visited the National Library of Ireland, Dublin, to research Catholic Sacramental Registers available on microfilm. His particular interest was the parish of Donaghpatrick, Diocese of Tuam,… Continue Reading