Irish Family History and Genealogy
with curious news and notes from Ireland.
From the Irish Roots Cafe at www.Irishroots.com
Episode 150: advance notes for Mondays show
Todays Topic at the Irish Roots Cafe:
Interview with Frank Delaney
Author of Venetia Kelly’s Traveling Show, a novel
Frank is an award winning author, having published
works like ‘Ireland’, ‘Tipperary’, and ‘Shannon’.
Born in Tipperary, he was a prominent BBC Broadcaster
earlier in his career.
We have an interesting and wide ranging chat today, and
there should be several topic that will be of interest,
1) The Delaney Family Origins
The two origins of the Delaney name, having arrived
with the Norman invasions of the 12th century in one case.
There is also the old Irish Family of Delaney (as the name
may be spelled today). Historical notes on the family.
2) The Great Irish Famine: Hidden Feelings
The effects of the famine and why it has been a topic
avoided for so long. The effect on the Irish psyche.
3) The Irish National Anthem: to be or not to be ?
The movement to change the National Anthem of Ireland.
4) The Origins of St. Patrick
Includes a theory as to why he might have needed a confession.
5) Irish genealogy
Frank recommends the best place to start a family search in Ireland.
6) Notes on his latest work, Venetia Kelly’s Travelling Show,
and life in Ireland. Frank also includes his families reaction
to the time of the famine in Ireland, and why there has
been a silence for generations.
His newest book is available at bookstores and online at Amazon.com
and most major outlets.
Follow Frank Delaney at: twitter.com/FDbytheword
…….So end the notes from the Irish Roots Cafe today.
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