Most Corkmen know a lot; but this one knew everything. I tried many times to catch him out on some bit of esoteric information but it was no use. Invariably he was ready for me, and whether it was some abstruse point in Canon Law, the history of the Babylonian civilisation, the multifarious uses of the Soya Bean, or even how to make drisheens, he could hold forth for a couple of hours and never become boring.
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GENEALOGY AND FAMILY HISTORY
Tiara (The Irish Ancestral Research Association), based in Massachusetts, provides an immense amount of useful information and links. Their excellent website, maintained by Denis Aherne, will help make sense out of the tidal wave of information available on the Internet to family history researchers.