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Online Tool To Find Your Irish Surname
Last Update 2014-05-23 07:48:40 | Posted On 2014-05-23 07:45:02
The Irish Times newspaper have launched a handy tool for people who are researching their Irish surname - read on to begin your search!
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Ireland’s Golden Vale – The heartland of the Ryans
Last Update 2012-05-03 04:46:05 | Posted On 2012-04-26 06:52:17
Away from the bright lights of Dublin City lies the Ireland that people dream about seeing. Deep in the heart of Munster there is an area of the Emerald Isle known as the Golden Vale. It is famous among the Irish for being a farmer's paradise, as fertile as it is beautiful. It is famous among visitors for sights that whether natural or man-made are some of the most appealing in the country. They are the places we see in picture books but rarely get to visit. Luckily for me, I live here in the centre of it all. I live in a town that today has a population of less than 5,000 people but was once one of the most important towns in Ireland where the High Kings of Munster reigned over the land. The town is called Cashel. It is situated in county Tipperary. The Rock of
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Famed Irish Billionaire Business man – Tony Ryan
Last Update 2012-05-03 04:46:42 | Posted On 2012-04-26 07:16:22
Born in Thurles, County Tipperary, Ryan worked for Aer Lingus, before going on to found their aircraft leasing arm, wet-leasing out their aircraft in the quieter winter months. In 1975, with Aer Lingus and the Guinness Peat Group, he founded Guinness Peat Aviation (later GPA Group), an aircraft leasing company, with a $50,000 investment. GPA grew to be the world's biggest aircraft lessor, worth $4 billion at its peak. But its value dramatically collapsed in 1992 after the cancellation of its planned IPO. Ryan made €55m from the sale of AerFi (the successor to GPA) in 2000. Ryan was a tax exile who lived in Monte Carlo, but also owned a stud farm near his home in Dolla County Tipperary. He was the 7th wealthiest individual from Ireland in the Sunday Times Rich List 2007 with over €1.5bn(£1bn).
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The Life of Gerry Ryan
Last Update 2012-05-03 04:47:21 | Posted On 2012-04-26 07:05:24
Ryan was born in Dublin in 1956. He described his father, Vinnie, as a "slightly eccentric" dentist from a Presbyterian background and his mother, Maureen, as "a flamboyant woman" who came from a theatrical background and worked in the theatre. His godfather was broadcaster Eamonn Andrews. He learnt to shoot with Charles Haughey's children. He had two brothers, Michael and Vincent. He was educated at St Paul's College, Raheny. Ryan's mother died on Christmas Day 2006.
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Last Update 2014-05-23 07:48:40 | Posted On 2014-05-23 07:45:02
Online Tool To Find Your Irish Surname
The Irish Times newspaper have launched a handy tool for people who are researching their Irish surname - read on to begin your search!
Read 70157 times | 15 Comments
Last Update 2012-05-03 04:46:05 | Posted On 2012-04-26 06:52:17
Ireland’s Golden Vale – The heartland of the Ryans
Away from the bright lights of Dublin City lies the Ireland that people dream about seeing. Deep in the heart of Munster there is an area of the Emerald Isle known as the Golden Vale. It is famous among the Irish for being a farmer's paradise, as fertile as it is beautiful. It is famous among visitors for sights that whether natural or man-made are some of the most appealing in the country. They are the places we see in picture books but rarely get to visit. Luckily for me, I live here in the centre of it all. I live in a town that today has a population of less than 5,000 people but was once one of the most important towns in Ireland where the High Kings of Munster reigned over the land. The town is called Cashel. It is situated in county Tipperary. The Rock of
Read 1937 times | 0 Comments
Last Update 2012-05-03 04:46:42 | Posted On 2012-04-26 07:16:22
Famed Irish Billionaire Business man – Tony Ryan
Born in Thurles, County Tipperary, Ryan worked for Aer Lingus, before going on to found their aircraft leasing arm, wet-leasing out their aircraft in the quieter winter months. In 1975, with Aer Lingus and the Guinness Peat Group, he founded Guinness Peat Aviation (later GPA Group), an aircraft leasing company, with a $50,000 investment. GPA grew to be the world's biggest aircraft lessor, worth $4 billion at its peak. But its value dramatically collapsed in 1992 after the cancellation of its planned IPO. Ryan made €55m from the sale of AerFi (the successor to GPA) in 2000. Ryan was a tax exile who lived in Monte Carlo, but also owned a stud farm near his home in Dolla County Tipperary. He was the 7th wealthiest individual from Ireland in the Sunday Times Rich List 2007 with over €1.5bn(£1bn).
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Last Update 2012-05-03 04:47:21 | Posted On 2012-04-26 07:05:24
The Life of Gerry Ryan
Ryan was born in Dublin in 1956. He described his father, Vinnie, as a "slightly eccentric" dentist from a Presbyterian background and his mother, Maureen, as "a flamboyant woman" who came from a theatrical background and worked in the theatre. His godfather was broadcaster Eamonn Andrews. He learnt to shoot with Charles Haughey's children. He had two brothers, Michael and Vincent. He was educated at St Paul's College, Raheny. Ryan's mother died on Christmas Day 2006.
Read 2802 times | 1 Comments