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Wheels of Destiny

BooksHi all Currans! I\'m Miki Curran originally from Gweedore, Co. Donegal, now living in Cork. I hope to make contact especially with Currans who are writers, fiction or non-fiction. (and naturally with readers.) My novel, Wheels of Destiny is set in Co. Donegal and in New York and is available online @ all online shops. Family saga set during the nineteenth century. Would like to hear from others who enjoy writing and reading!

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Authored by: Bill Curran on Sunday, April 23 2006 @ 08:45 PM EDT Wheels of Destiny
Hi Miki - welcome aboard. Sorry it took so long to approve your story submission - I've been in a hockey tournament all weekend and just saw your post. I am an avid reader, and I've been known to buy books just because the author's last name is Curran ... Hpefully we can help you generate some sales and have a small part in making your book a success.
Authored by: Miki Curran on Wednesday, April 26 2006 @ 08:10 AM EDT A brief hello.
Hi Bill. Nice to hear from you. Still finding my way around the site. Seems very comprehensive and interesting. Incidently, regarding the origin of the name curran, it has been suggested in some manuscripts that it might have originated from the Irish word, Corn, meaning champion or trophy. (Nothing to do with the grain or edible version!)
Could we be the origianal children of the Corn? (sorry such a corny joke.) Regarding famous Currans, there was a Charles Curran who was director general of the BBC in the seventies/eighties. (Does that account for fame??.Some media savvy there, I expect.
In Ireland, good cluster of Currans in Donegal, also Co. Galway, Co. Kerry around Dingle and in Waterford. Strange enough, most of those areas are Irish speaking.
Anyway, will keep in touch when I'm online. Keep the flag flying. Regards to all in Ontario.
Miki Curran

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Did you know that Eugene Curran Kelly was born on August 23, 1912 in Pittsburgh, PA, the third of five children. Yes, that Gene Kelly.


 

Ó Corráin, Corran, Curren, Currans, Currane, Curreen, Kirrane, O’ Corrin, O’Currane, O’Corren, Corrin

The Curran name, and its variations, are popular throughout Ireland, most particularly in county Donegal in the northern province of Ulster. The name comes from the Gaelic word “corradh” meaning ‘spear’. One of the most famous Irish Currans was John Philpot Curran, a barrister and a nationalist, whose daughter was engaged to Robert Emmett.


 

From Kenneth: The surname Curran appears to be patronymical in origin, and is believed to be associated with the Irish, meaning,"Grandson of Corran", a diminitive of "Coiradh (spear). Different spellings of the same name original surname are a common occurrence. Dictionaries of surnames indicate probable spelling variations of Curran to be Corran, Currane, Kirrane, Curreen, O'Currin, Curren,and Coiradh. Although bearers of the old and distinguished Curran name comprise a small fraction of the population, there are a number who have established for it a significant place in history.

They include: Simon Curran(O'Currin) (d.1302), Bishop of Kiljenora,Ireland.

Charles Courtney Curran (1861-1942) American painter of "perfume of the Rose", still hanging in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., "The Breezy Day"' in Philadelphia, and "Mountain Laurel."

John Philpot Curran (1750-1817) Irish orator and Judge who was a member of the Irish Parliament in 1783.

John Joseph Curran (1859-1936) ordained a priest in 1887, he spent the rest of his life as Curate and Pastor in the coal-mining area of Pennsylvania. He became famous for his support of miners and thier unions.

Amelia Curran(d.1847) She practiced painting only as an amateur, and her portrait of Percy Bysshe Shelly was exhibited in the National Portrait Exhibition in 1868.

Pearl Gildessleeve Curran (1875-1941) American composer who published about forty songs, many of them to her own texts. Her most successful works include," Dawn". "Life", "Rain", "Nursery Rhymes", and "Nocturne."
 

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