Did Francis Cosby, perhaps, bring his young bride and child, believed to have been born in 1547, to reside in a house within the Grangegorman Demesne? Was it his uncle’s leases on Irish monastic lands that facilitated his acquisition of the Franciscan Friary at Stradbally? Continue reading Francis Cosby’s Uncle: “a sour and honest puritan”
a readable combination of genealogy and history, that everyone with an interest in Irish history, County Kerry or County Laois ought to have on his or her book shelf. Continue reading Exodus and Exile: The Seven Septs of Laois in County Kerry.
Until we are once again able to travel as freely as we did before the advent of Covid 19, we have the joy of books like Viking Voyager to entertain and inform us. Continue reading A Life Dedicated to Improving the Opportunities of Others.
a convincing portrait of Japanese culture and the geography of Tokyo. Continue reading How Should we Treat Migrants?
the irony of all this is that Amazon are constantly pestering me to post reviews of the books I purchase there! In that instance they don’t seem to care that the author might have reviewed one of my books in the past. Continue reading Indicted by the Goodreads Police
None [of the real characters in this book] is able fully to satisfy his dreams. Each seeks something more. Ryan argues that this is in the nature of humanity; of all life. Continue reading Dreams that Turn to Dust
For someone pursuing the history of Stradbally it is pertinent that these five were close neighbours. Continue reading Not all the Tudor ‘Planters’ in Laois were Protestants.
Originally posted on Rosie Amber:
Today’s team review is from Frank, you can find out more about Frank here https://franklparker.com/ Frank has been reading The Bird That Sang In Color by Grace Mattioli What is the secret of happiness? According… Continue reading Rosie’s #Bookreview Team #RBRT #LiteraryFiction THE BIRD THAT SANG IN COLOR by Grace Mattioli @fixion4change
I knew mine were not always quite right, but couldn’t be bothered to do anything about it. And then I read this from Karen over on Booker Talk. One thing I discovered is that reblogs default to ‘uncategorised’. I’ve reallocated … Continue reading Are Your Categories Making Sense?