"My name is Angela. I am a 60+ female, with a particular interest in society and how it works now, and how it worked in days gone by. As a mature student I studied (and to my amazement, GOT) a BSc (Hons) in Social Science. I emigrated to the UK in the Sixties, returned to Ireland in 1981 and have lived and worked here since."
Blog mainly about one Irish convict transported to Australia but covering the United Irish rebellion of 1798, early Australian settlement, family history and genealogy. Nicholas Delaney of Ballyellis on the Wicklow/Wexford borders was accused of murder during the Rebellion, sentenced to death but transported to New South Wales where he worked as a roadbuilder, became an innkeeper and farmer and founded a large family. The blog is maintained by his great-great-great granddaughter.
Irish genealogy research is famous for being difficult, if not impossible. This reputation isn't entirely deserved, although there can be some fundamental difficulties in discovering your Irish ancestry, particularly if you don't know where your ancestors lived.