have so enjoyed INSIDE IRELAND over the past years but find
we will have to end our subscription. We have finally decided
to move to the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras. It
was the warm weather that seduced my husband. I would much
prefer Ireland but since we have purchased property and
he is currently building a house, I guess we'll have to
try it for a while......Perhaps one day I will be contacting
you again with a new subscription. In the meantime, thank
you for your help in the past when I had questions and do
keep up the good work. You have a wonderful publication."
Mrs. C. McC., Valley Village, CA
am seeking information on people leaving Ireland. Is there
an agency or bureau that has kept records by date, name
of emigrant, name of ship and its destination? My dad was
born in 1876 in Co. Waterford. I know he was in Boston,
MA, but would dearly love to know when he left Ireland.
If such records were kept, the question is are they available
to a mail request by me. Thank you in advance for any help
or advice you can give."
Mr. W.F., Aurora, IL
best people to contact for the information you require would
be The Genealogical Publishing Company Inc., 1001 N. Calvert
Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, Telephone 1-800-296-6687, or
fax 1-410-752-8492. They publish lists of passengers that
left Ireland by date and the ships they departed on. If
you send them the information you require I am sure they
will be able to tell you where to look. Good luck!
note to thank you for your help and prompt answer to my
requests of a few weeks past. The article on islands was
helpful as was the rather large hunk on island development.
I can't thank you enough for your kindness and information.
Inside Ireland as usual has never failed me and always gave
the extra mile indeed."
J.B., Little Compton, RI
are coming to Ireland in 2001 for a vacation and would like
to keep in touch with the folks back in the U.S. Is it possible
to hire a cell phone and if so, what would it cost?"
Ms. A.D., Boise, ID.
is a company called Global Phone Hire, telephone Dublin
830 2977 and I spoke to Sara there. She says you could rent
a phone for £30.00 per week plus calls which are charged
per minute or part thereof: It costs £2.84 per minute to
call to the US for example. They also request a deposit
of £200.00 which is of course refundable. Their address
is 140 Phibsboro Rd. (opposite Tesco supermarket in Phibsboro).
If you just want to make local calls here in Ireland it
would probably be cheapest to buy a phone (about £20) and
just pay-as-you-go with a phone card.
have been with INSIDE IRELAND for so many years now and
enjoy the read as much now as when I started. In February
I bought the Lansdowne Arms Hotel in Kenmare - a lovely
26 bedroom hotel built in the 1790s. The experience has
been great and we have added live traditional music to our
bar - "Moerans," seven nights a week in high season. The
mix of locals and tourists create a great atmostphere. To
my fellow readers of INSIDE IRELAND I would like to extend
a 10% discount on accommodation; Just bring this letter
along with you."
Mr. Richard Voke, Charlestown, MA.. A.D., Boise, ID
been a subscriber for several years and continue to enjoy
the variety of useful and interesting articles. In the current
edition the listing of golf courses in Co. Donegal omitted
one of Ireland's best golf destinations, Ballyliffin Golf
Club in Inishowen. The Glashedy links, the newest of the
two 18-hole layouts, was rated among the ten best courses
in Ireland by Barrons magazine in a recent travel report.
The course hosted the 1998 Womens' Open.
visit to Ballyliffin will reward the golfer with a great
outing. Spectacular scenery, warm hospitality, and the food
served in the beautiful newly opened club house."
Mr. N.McL., San Mateo, CA
thanks for your letter; for years I had tried to clear my
query with the Dept. of Defence - even through our London
Embassy, but without success. But you did it straight away,
so I say "Bless You." .... I would like to obtain a book
on James Larkin. No doubt a few will have been published,
but choosing would be difficult ...".
Mr. J.L. Sheffield, England.
have asked the library here what books are available on
general sale about James Larkin ...here are the ones they
gave me and you can look into it further yourself: James
Larkin - Lion of the Fold, editor Donal Nevin, published
Gill & Macmillan. City in Revolt - James Larkin and the
Belfast Dock Strike, by John Gray. In the footsteps of Big
Jim; A family Biography by Jim Larkin. 1913 Jim Larkin and
the Dublin Lock Out. Published by The Workers Union of Ireland
(this is a reference book). Jim Larkin - Irish Labour Leader,
by R.M. Fox. Jim Larkin - the rise of the Underman , same
author. Disturbed Dublin - The Story of the Great Strike
of 1913/14 by Arnold Wright (another reference book). These
are the main ones on James Larkin: There are of course lots
of other books on related topics in which he figures !
produce an interesting and informative magazine. I discover
golden nuggets of information upon every reading.
your letters section, one of your responses referred to
the Tailors Hall in Dublin. Recently, I learned that my
great-grandfather, who lived in Carrickmacross, Monaghan
in the 19th century, had been a tailor. Will you consider
doing an article on the Tailoring trade during the 19th
century? I donít remember reading about this trade in any
other publication. On another topic, I plan at some point
to visit Ireland and would appreciate the following information.
Is there a direct flight from the West of Ireland to Dundee,
Scotland? Or from anywhere else in Ireland? What is the
air fare? How long is the flight? How frequent?
Ms. K.C. Brooklyn, NY
afraid an article on the tailoring trade only would be too
specialised for INSIDE IRELAND.
regard to your query about direct flights to Dundee, Iím
sorry to say there are none. There are flights from Dublin
Airport to Edinburgh or Glasgow. These cost between £80.00
to £100.00 plus tax depending on the special offers you
can pick up. They go from three to five times a day depending
where and when you go.
has no flights to Scotland. The nearest airport is Manchester
in England. Cork has three flights on week days to Glasgow,
two at weekends. The price would be the same. The flights
are about one hour to one and a half hours long depending
where you start and finish!
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