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Jackie Kennedy sought copies of letters to Irish priest from Dublin college – IrishCentral.com

When Jackie Kennedy was a college student in the 1950’s, she visited Ireland and made a connection with Priest Fr Joseph Leonard. The two exchanged letters before the former American first lady lived in the White House. According to an Irish Times report, Kennedy discovered Fr Leonard had kept his letters long after their correspondence. […]

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What is Your Lot?

Two Men. Two different lots in life. One circumstance proved ideal. The other had just as lofty ideas, but his plans continuously failed. Neither was the better man nor the worse. In fact, one might say that one had to work harder than the other. Who do you think it would be based on their […]

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Can You See the Trees for the Forest?

Images of Ireland tend to show rolling green hillsides dotted with sheep, narrow country roads, colorful pubs and villages and beautiful ruins of castles, towers and monasteries.  You don’t see many photos of Irish forests, largely because they mostly destroyed long before the camera was invented.  Farming began in Ireland about 6,000 years ago when […]

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