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Currans of Newfoundland

General NewsI was just browsing the web to see if there was any info on the \"Curran\" last name and I saw your site.It\'s very interesting.I\'m a Curran from Fermeuse,NL.
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curran discovers ancient lost medieval chpel

General NewsOliver Curran, Newry historian and Irish artist has discovered an almost forgotten Abbey that was hidden due to the towns ancient English history. The chapel remains where 33 Medieval bodies were unearthed in recent months were being termed as those of a british Castle. Olivers deep research has revealed a very important link to the monastic trail in Ireland , you can read the full story here, .
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General NewsCory Doctorow: Bruce Schneier reports on the reputed practice of "check-washing" wherein fraudsters use solvents to take the ink off checks and then re-address them and change the sums on them:
If you are a ballpoint pen lover, switch to black ink when security is important. Among water-based inks, remember that gels are the most impervious. But when you're writing checks to pay the monthly bills, only one type of ink, the kind in gel pens, has been found to be counterfeit proof to acetone or any other chemical used in "check washing." Most ballpoint and marker inks are dye based, meaning that the pigments are dissolved in the ink.
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Folding Paper Toys

General NewsIf you like to make toys out of paper by folding (and light gluing), here's a site for you. has quite a few free pdf files to print and fold - pinwheels, shadowboxes, mini puppet theatre - lots of interesting and victorian style paper toys. UpDate: Try this site - as well. Yamaha has these wonderful animal papercrafts as well.
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Andy Rooney\'s tips for telemarketers

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Three Little Words That Work !!
(1)The three little words are: "Hold On, please..."

Saying this, while putting down your phone and walking off (instead of hanging-up immediately) would make each telemarketing call so much more time-consuming that boiler room sales would grind to a halt.
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Haunted Hamilton

General NewsI stumbled across this site while harvesting RSS feeds for my news aggregator. Haunted Hamilton - with a story and photos of the Belvedere House on the Mountain Brow - a place my sibs and I were familiar with.
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looking for patty curran

General NewsShe\'s an old friend of mine. Notre Dame grad and Maryknoll lay missionary.
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Does Whatever a Spider Can

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   'nuff said.

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360 Degree Panoramic Views - Great Link

General NewsYou really need to go check this link out. Panoramic views that go a full 360 degrees.  I spent a couple of hours going through all of them.


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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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