A Publication of the Australian Irish Heritage Association

Volume 7 Number 1

Autumn 1999



On the impressive history of Irish women

Annual Report For Year Ending March 1999

By Ed Pigott and including a Board of Management Report

Joe O'Sullivan OAM

Joe Crozier interviews Joe on his award of the Order of Australia medal

Irish Anticipations of Botany Bay

Bob Reece describes the Irish interest in the establishment of a convict colony in Botany Bay

Captain Joseph Peter Lalor

Ian Chambers tells of the Gallipoli exploits of the grandson of the Eureka Stockade

The 75th Anniversary

Irish Times writer Fintan O'Toole talks of the relatively quiet commemoration of 75 years since the end of the Civil War

Letter from Sydney

Joe OíSullivan talks of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race and buying fish at the markets

A Mother Superior's Prayer

On humility and having a few friends at the end

Good Books Lately

Going Inland by Pat Jacobs

An Irish dynasty is the Correspondence of Myles Dillon 1992-1925: Irish German Relations and Celtic Studies reviewed by Brendan O'Cathaoir"

Bob Reeceís speech at the launch of Deborah Lissonís book Red Hugh

James Larkin: Lion of the Fold edited by Donal Nevin and reviewed by Padraig Yeates

A Dictionary of Hiberno-English by Terence Dolan

Ginchy: Nationalist Irelandís forgotten battle of the Somme

Martin Stauntion tells of Major Willie Redmond and the 6th Royal Irish regiment at Ginchy and Guillement in September 1916.

The "Confessio" of Saint Patrick

The autobiographical confession by Patrick himself around 450AD gives a unique record of life in the British isles.

Australia Day Ecumenical Service

St Georgeís Cathedral 24 January 1999

Adventures in Wonderland

Irish Times cartoonist Martyn Turner says that magical Australia would be even more majestic were it not for the rabbits, nuclear tests and the arrival of Captain Cook and a bunch of Europeans in 1770.

Nouvelle coddle

Lance Contrucci checks out Dublin eateries

An Irishman's Diary

Kevin Myers writes on the fate of the Good Friday Agreement

From the Past

An excerpt from JN Brewerís book "The Beauties of Ireland"

Scotch Corner

Alex Main writes on highland dancing

History of Irish Women

Sinead McCoole talks of a reappraisal of the role of women in the foundation of the of the Irish Free State

Irishman who Played Bagpipes on Deck

John Shaw writes of Eugene Daly a Titanic survivor who told his story.

The Easter Rising 1916

Constance Fitzgibbon describes events of Easter Monday 24 April 1916

Anne Devlin: The Heroine as Laundress

Elizabeth Malcolm tells of Robert Emmetís faithful servant who otherwise "lived in obscurity and poverty"


Mary Richardson writes on surnames

Winter Solstice

Eileen Battersby describes the winter solstice at Newgrange Co. Meath

Oliver St. John Gogarty

Honor Pusenjak writes of a "man of the Renaissance" who was a better conversationalist than Wilde, the wittiest man in London, surgeon, aviator, senator, writer and athlete who few knew or remembered.

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