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    • Fionán Mac Cártha: Gaelic poet in Queensland 

      Lonergan, Dymphna (2003-06)
      Fionán Mac Cártha was born in Roscommon, in the West of Ireland in 1886. As a young man he took an interest in the Irish language. Self-taught, he gained fluency in Irish through conversing with the old people in the ...
    • Ned's Irish accent 

      Lonergan, Dymphna (2004-09)
      In 1879 the illiterate Ned Kelly dictated a letter to his friend, Joe Byrne before the gang held up a bank in the town of Jerilderie. Kelly expected the letter to be published and it was dictated to Byrne so that the ...
    • The Pioneering Shiralee 

      Lonergan, Dymphna (2004-10)
      In his introduction to the 2002 reprint of D’Arcy Niland’s book, "The Shiralee" (originally published in 1955), Les Murray comments that when the book was first issued the word shiralee had little currency in Australia and ...
    • Humping a Grouse Cobber 

      Lonergan, Dymphna (2005-10)
      When I arrived in Adelaide in the 1970s, they were called 'cobbers'. Those small, chocolate covered squares of hard caramel now go by the name 'mates'. The word 'mate' has nudged ahead of 'cobber' in popularity, probably ...
    • The Irish in South Australia: names and naming. [abstract]. 

      Lonergan, Dymphna (2006)
      In celebrating its centennial in an Irish way, despite having little Irish background, The Dublin Progress Association chose to exploit what Pierre Bourdieu would call the ‘economic’, ‘cultural’ and ‘social capital’ ...
    • Place names: a tool for finding the Irish in South Australia 

      Lonergan, Dymphna (Historical Society of South Australia Inc., 2009)
      Little of the Irish South Australian story has been available in the public domain. Even in historical circles, research into Irish South Australia has been sparse, and mostly concentrated on post-Famine times: especially ...
    • Australia's Irish place names 

      Lonergan, Dymphna (Irish Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2009)
      The study on which this article is based has found over 500 different Irish names in use in Australia, many appearing more than once. The names of 25 of the 32 counties of Ireland are represented.