One Irish Rover focuses on the history and the people of the area in Northern Ireland where I grew up i.e. the Portglenone, Kilrea, Maghera and Tamlaght areas, in Counties Derry and Antrim.
My mother took many photos and saved lots of old newspaper cuttings. Many of these appear on this website.
I love to delve through old newspapers, discovering and piecing together local stories. You will find originally researched articles on this website, that aren't available elsewhere. Indeed, many of the old events have been pieced together, using various resources, and are now only being told fully for the first time.
I am also delighted to receive old photos, and stories. Feel free to drop me a line, via the Contact link (in the MENU above). Thanks for all your contributions.
Lots of work in progress. Articles on aspects such as Gilmore, Greenlough, Lennon, Donegal, Tobermore, Maghera, Boer War letter, Coleraine, Scotch Boat – Portrush to Ardrossan, Lieutenant Joseph Lamont Bamford, and several letters from America.