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1911 Irish census records online

January 27th, 2009 15 comments

This morning I recalled that the National Archives in Dublin have made their census records for 1911 freely available online for counties Dublin, Kerry, Antrim and Down, so I thought I would seek out the returns made by my Co. Antrim ancestors. My entire paternal side all hail from Co. Antrim – but in terms of direct ancestors this translates into just two households as all my great-great-grandparents on that side are deceased by 1911. Read more…

How to list top 20 largest files in Unix hosted filespace

January 26th, 2009 No comments

I’m often disappointed to discover that Unix commands don’t have the options I expect them to have. Of course that is what the pipe is for, so having spent the time digging around to find out how to construct the required syntax using a series of commands, I’m going to document it for myself here. Read more…

Hurting No More

January 13th, 2009 No comments

Recorded at Shay’s Studio, April 2005

I’m not hurting no more
Seems like tears have ended
I’m not crying no more
Broken heart is mended Read more…

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Blind and Deaf Blues

January 13th, 2009 No comments

Recorded at Shay’s Studio, April 2005

My woman don’t want my kisses
My woman don’t want my hand
My woman don’t want my kisses
I don’t understand Read more…

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Something Special

January 13th, 2009 No comments

Recorded at Shay’s Studio, April 2005

Well I’ve known you for a while
I always liked the way you do things
Your energy and your smile
Being near you always soothed me.

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Everybody Has Their Part To Play

January 12th, 2009 No comments

Recorded at Shay’s Studio, April 2005

I was just a fourteen-year-old boy when Bobby died
Afraid to go to school that day, I was shocked and dazed inside
Fearful of the future in a sad and wounded land
The meaning of the sacrifice, I could not understand

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