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Irish History and Family History


Irish history in Birmingham

Robert Welch, photographer of Ireland

Harp from Trinity College Dublin

This photo is by Sir Benjamin Stone, probably from 1899. The harp is in Trinity College Dublin. For a long time it was rumoured to be the harp of Brian Boru, an Irish king and hero from around 1000 AD; the label on the Stone photo says this. However, it is now thought to date from the fifteenth century. It is the harp which appears on Irish coins.

Further sources of information

Photographs of the St Patrick's Day Parade in Birmingham on the Connecting Histories web site.

Genealogy and Family History