Dublin Family Gathering talk

On 13 April this year, we held a Boland family gathering in Glasnevin cemetery to mark the centenary of Harry Boland travelling to the US with Éamon de Valera. During the event, a silver cup that was giving to Harry to mark his time in the US was presented to the American Irish Historical Society to be put on display in their building. A portrait of Harry and his appointment credentials as Special Envoy to the US were also presented.

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19th century Irish history – help needed

The revolution will be streamed

I’ve been researching my family for a few years with a view to writing their story. My mother’s family were the Bolands – major figures in the Irish revolutionary movements pre-independence and government ministers in the decades afterwards.

I’m trying to go back over four generations. The more recent generations – Kevin Boland and his father Gerald and uncles Harry and Ned and aunt Kathleen – are fairly straightforward. Much has been written about their lives, including by themselves. And there’s no shortage of information about 1916.

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