Work

Finding Considine Ancestral Home in Ardeamush, Lisdoonvarna, County Clare

Here’s a screenshot of video I shot of my family’s ancestral home in Ardeamush, Lisdoonvarna, County Clare. Patrick Considine, born 1800, very likely lived here. He is my great, great, great, great, great-grandfather. His son, Michael, definitely lived here. By the appearance of the back wall it looks like parts of the home go back to…… Continue reading Finding Considine Ancestral Home in Ardeamush, Lisdoonvarna, County Clare

Family

Why Saint Constantine is Important to Me

Many of you might notice how the pronunciation of Considine, my last name, sounds like the surname Constantine. In fact, the surname Considine is the Anglicanized version of the Gaelic surname Mac Consaidin, which in the Gaelic language literally means “Son of Constantine.” The origins of the Irish surname Considine dates back to at least…… Continue reading Why Saint Constantine is Important to Me