Nathan Mannion

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David Herbison, the ‘bard of Dunclung’. Photograph: The Ulster Scots Language Society

The Rob Roy was perhaps one of the most unfortunate ships to ever cross the Atlantic. Having left Belfast 25 days earlier, disaster struck the vessel (...)

The French surrender at Goodwick Sands on February 24th, 1797. Photograph: National Library of Wales

As darkness fell off the Pembrokeshire coast on the evening of February 22nd, 1797, 16 boatloads of French and Irish troops, arrayed in dark brown and(...)

‘The White Woman of the Genesee’: statue to Irishwoman Mary Jemison.

When we think of migrants we think of those who have left their homelands for a life elsewhere, people who simultaneously belong both here and there. (...)

George Barrington. Photograph: National Library of Australia

George Waldron, later known by his alias George Barrington, is perhaps one of the finest examples of poacher turned game keeper of the 18th century. A(...)

Oonah Keogh. Photograph: Women’s Museum of Ireland

At the confluence of the Adour and the Nive rivers lies the ancient city of Bayonne. A mere 9km from the luxurious seaside resort of Biarritz, it is a(...)

A portrait of William Desmond Taylor (1872-1922)  in 1917. Photograph: Albert Witzel/ Public Domain

Alfred Hitchcock once asserted that “When we tell a story in cinema, we should resort to dialogue only when it’s impossible to do otherwise”. Yet whil(...)

Joseph Tuohy: his story echoes those of other emigrants who went to England and lost their way.

The story of forgotten Irish emigrant Joseph Tuohy touched the heart of many of our readers in Ireland and abroad this week. The article, written(...)

John Purroy Mitchel on May 11th, 1914 at the memorial for the Veracruz dead. Photograph: Wikimedia Commons

The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir lies at the heart of Central Park in New York City. A frequent backdrop to Hollywood movies, its 2.5 kilometr(...)

 Alan Flanagan (L) and Ben Kelly (R) speaking at the launch of the Vica campaign ahead of the emigration vote referendum. Photograph: Dave Meehan/ The Irish Times

This week I got to meet a group of enthusiastic Irish people who had come together to kick off their campaign for Yes in the emigrant vote referendum,(...)

The Buddhafield festival in Devon has a group of Irish emigrants at the helm.

This weekend in Devon, 3,500 happy campers are gathering for Buddhafield, an alcohol and intoxicant-free festival. Darragh Murphy meets the crew of Ir(...)

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