The Irish Family History Foundation (IFHF) publishes a quarterly e-newsletter, Clann, and the first 2015 issue is now available.
As one might expect, the newsletter reports on all additions to their database at RootsIreland.ie and carries other genealogy news and book reviews as well. The latest edition of the Clann can be viewed here: https://flipflashpages.uniflip.com/3/71043/345958/pub/.
Don’t skip the articles. Read about the Fentons of Diemen’s Land and the return of a distillery to Tullamore.
Tullamore D.E.W. is now the second-largest selling whiskey in Ireland (after Jameson’s). Back in the 1800s, the Tullamore distillery was the envy of Belfast whiskey-makers. They rumored that water pipes had been installed under the street to carry whiskey from the Tullamore distillery to local stores. While this was never confirmed, many variations of the story thrived. Supposedly, a singer was posted outside the distillery headquarters to croon, “O Danny Boy, the pipes are calling.”