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« on: February 14, 2011, 04:43:59 PM »

July 5-15, 2011

Millions of Americans are descended from Irish immigrant ancestorsóGaelic clansmen, Viking and Norman invaders, English settlers, Ulster Scots; Catholics and Protestants; peasants farmers, landed aristocrats, urban craftsmen, laborers, shopkeepers.  We know their names, and often their stories.  Now, in a tour that explores rural Ireland and the capital city of Dublin, we will see where and how they lived, from beehive huts and ancient monastic settlements to medieval tower houses to Georgian country estates and town dwellings.  We will also enjoy legendary Irish hospitality in internationally renowned hotels and restaurants and private homes.

A once-in-a-lifetime visit, our special tour of Ireland will be led by the perfect host, Donald Friary. He will guide us at a leisurely pace through breathtaking scenery, quaint villages, haunting ruins, splendid private homes, and magnificent artwork. At the same time, he will share with us the broad sweep of Irish history from the Bronze Age to the present. We will sample local cuisine, and by special invitation, visit several great houses: dinners will be held for us in two of Irelandís most beautiful and exclusive settings --- Glin Castle with the Knight of Glin, and Leixlip Castle with the Honorable Desmond Guinness. By private arrangement, we will also visit the meticulously restored Georgian house and gardens belonging to a longtime friend of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, where we will enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides and an evening of traditional Irish music. This rare opportunity to see through expert eyes some Irelandís most interesting sites and elegant homes surely will not come again.

Donald Friary has organized and led historical tours in the United States, Canada, and Europe for more than thirty years. Among the most memorable are two tours of Ireland, the best features of which are incorporated in this NEHGS tour.  Don is President of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Director Emeritus of Historic Deerfield, and an NEHGS Councilor.  He has a Ph. D. in American Civilization from the University of Pennsylvania and is a specialist in colonial America who has read widely in Irish history and is particularly interested in parallels between English settlement in Ireland and in North America.

For more information, pricing or to register please email Joshua Taylor at education@nehgs.org or 617-226-1226. Space is limited.

Source: http://americanancestors.org/Blogs.aspx?id=22851&blogid=958
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2019, 05:45:02 PM »

There is a lot of fine young talent around the Irish music scene at present.  If they get the opportunities and the support Im sure some of the artists will develop and progress. Paddy Cole NEW   Paddy has been around more years than he cares to remember and who are Silkwood?
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