The Durham Irish Association of Canada
On this page, you can see stories, songs and poems about Ireland and about the Irish in Canada.
16-year-old rebel who played key role in crucial firefight at City Hall
By Cormac Looney
William 'Bill' Oman, pictured above, was born in 1900 and grew up in tenements in Back Lane, Merchant's Quay and High Street, beside Christchurch Cathedral in Dublin's south inner city.
His father, William Edward Oman, was involved in the nationalist Irish-Ireland and trade union movements
Bill Oman passed away in 1976 and is buried in Glasnevin Cemetery.
Bill Oman is Jonathan O'Mara's Grand Uncle
A friend and songwriter in Ireland, Finbarr O'Reilly, has made a YouTube video protesting a British TV sitcom which makes fun of the Great Irish Famine. Insensitive is not the word. Please take a look at this:
Time is a great storyteller' - Irish Proverb
Here is a link to a page of Irish poetry: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~irelandlist/poems.html
THE IRISH NATIONAL ANTHEM
The Soldier's Song
Written by Peadar Kearney, circa 1907