Blood of the Irish: What DNA Tells Us About the Ancestry of People in Ireland
Examining what it means to have Irish blood, outlining where Irish DNA comes from and who are the closest genetic relatives of the Irish in Europe. Of interest to anyone with Irish ancestry who wants to understand their genealogy.
Seven Irish Women You Should Know
Irish Women : Countess Markievicz,born Constance Georgine Gore Booth,politician,revolutionary,tireless worker with the poor and dispossessed was a remarkable woman. Born in London but shortly after moved to Lissadell,Sligo.She had a leadership role in the Easter Rebellion of 1916 and the revolutionary struggle for freedom in Ireland, for which she risked her life.The story of the Countess is one of determination,independence,idealism and self-sacrifice in pursuit of freedom for the Irish peo...
Scandalous women in British history
The Ladies of Llangolen were two aristocratic Irish women who caused a major scandal in 1778 when, rather than be forced into arranged marriages, they ran away together to set up house in Wales. The couple became something of a tourist attraction, with luminaries such as Wordsworth, Shelley and Sir Walter Scott all paying them a visit.