A DAY TO BE PROUD When you’re far away from home 

On the other side of the world 

The mailman arrives 

With goodies from home 

Cadburys chocolate

 And tayto crisps 

And in amongst it all

 Is a badge 

To wear 

On Saint Patrick’s Day
A day for us all to be proud 

A day to celebrate 

Our love of culture 

Drink something green

 Wear the shamrock 

And a meal of bacon 

Cabbage, turnip, and potato 

The Irish flag 

On our dinner plate 

Of green white and gold 

We dance 

And make merry 

Floats and drums play 

In many local parades 

All around 

Our Island 

My home 

And all over the world Irish dancing 

Shown at its best 

Children getting the 

Irish flag painted 

On their faces 

The feast day of 

Our patron Saint 

Saint Patrick 

People visit 

From all over the world 

To our beautiful 

Island of Ireland 

On this day 

Every year 

On the 17th of March 

Marian Quinlan Curtin© 


Bíodh iontach Lá Fhéile Pádraig, 

Bain sult as agus a bheith sásta

(Have a wonderful Saint Patrick's Day, 

Enjoy and be happy) 


Marian Quinlan Curtin©
 copyright 21/2/2015 

Stories in last newsletter.

The November 2014 issue is now available.  Stories include:
DNA Shows Irish have complex origins
Protestant Nationalists
Update on Frank Curtin
Talented Curtin cousins
RMS Lusitiana
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Celtic Sunday Brunch is an Irish music program that airs every Sunday from 11am to 1pm on WDVR (and streams live at www.WDVRfm.org).  WDVR is a non-profit, commercial-free, all-volunteer station supported entirely by the community.

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Curtins in the News

(Let us know of someone who should be listed.)

Maureen Curtin awarded Simon Frasier University's 2014 Staff Achievement Award for athletics (3/4/2015)

Mike Curtin
keeps positive with bike work in Sedona, Arizona (3/2/2015)

Great Rock Golf Course general manager Brian Curtin elected as president 
Riverhead, NY Chamber of Commerce (3/1/2015)

Florence, AZ residents Nancy and Bill Curtin have spent hours supporting the town's guardian Angel program. (2/26/2015)

Plant-based restaurateur, Erin Curtin, seeks to share her foods with Buffalo, New York area (2/21/2014).

Rory Curtin of New Haven Maine is interning in Cochabamba, Bolivia for non profit Sustainable Bolivia. (2/21/2015)

Steve Curtin
hired as
Vice President of Marketing at Xcentri, Charlotte, NC. (2/6/2015)

Jennifer Curtin
hired as Director of Marketing Services, High Point University. (2/3/2015)

Paul J. Curtin, Jr
. of Cazenovia, NY elected director of Erie Canal Museum. (1/31/2015)

Cara Curtin is the author of "
The Treasure of Fernandina - Fact and Fancy”. (1/31/2015)

Author Deborah Curtin of New Hampshire announces new book "Today is the Day". (1/30/2015)

Dr. Austin Curtin named Lismore, New South Wales, Austalia citizen of the year (1/27/2015)

Benefit for horseman Tom Curtin being held in Sheridan, Wyoming (1/25/2015)

Paul J. Curtin
named to Board of Directors of Oneida Savings Bank (1/18/2015)

Anna Curtin
works to strengthen farmers' markets in Portland, Oregon (1/17/2015)

High school volleyball player, Emily Curtin, named All-American (1/2/2015)

Harness racer Tim Curtin has 3,000 win. (12/28/2013)

Father Terence Curtin consecrated auxilary bishop, Melbourne, Australia (12/24/2014)

Black Dyke awards Gary Curtin Bandsman of the Year (12/24/2014)

Norfolk, Virginia FBI chief,
Royce E. Curtin get promotion (12/23/2014)

Story of sports agent Andy Curtin and Master P. (12/23/2014)

Volunteer Tom Curtin is coordinating the snowangels program for seniors in Chatham, Ontario, Canada (12/16/2014)

Former Clan board member, Peg Curtin, re-elected as President of Board of Education, New London, Connecticut (12/16/2014)

Gardener Meredith Curtin has some great tips on which Christmas trees are the best - audio (12/14/2014)

Sean Curtin gives Limerick school kids a look down memory lane (12/14/2014)

Are your Curtins in Californa around the turn of the last century?  Here's a digital newspaper site that has California papers from 1880-1920.  Lots of Curtins mentioned. (12/110214)

Civil War Governor Andrew G. Curtin's life is recapped. (12/11/2014)

Julie Curtin rebuilding horse farm after fire (12/10/2014)

Singer/songwriter, Tom Curtin, is offering an Outback experience (12/2/2014)

Ultrarunner US Army Sgt. Kyle Curtin  provides tips for 100 mile races. (11/24/2014)

Kathleen Curtin explains PLIMOTH PLANTATION: The Real Story of Thanksgiving (11/23/2014)

Dan Curtin rewarded at Cycling Ireland Awards. (11/22/2014)

Clan genealogist, Margaret Curtain, has just published her 9th book on Curtins originating in Mt. Collins, Abbeyfeale to Newcastle West, County Limerick and their descendants. (11/21/2014)

Jeff Curtin and his Band The Minstrels have been accepted for play on Pandora music streaming service.

Civic Resource Group Founder and CEO, Gregory G. Curtin, Ph.D. among the winners of the ‘Vision Award’ at the World Economic Summit (11/19/2014)

Robert Curtin, MD joins the Southlands Medical Practice in St. Louis, Missouri (11/17/2014)

Melanie Curtin
describes being sexually harassed and turning the tables on the harasser. (11/13/2014)

Tom Curtin of Rochester, NY, Man On A 3D Mission (11/12/2014)

Di Curtin’s work is featured in Illawarra Porcelain Artist Society NSW’s exhibition and sale (11/12/2014)
Jim Curtin
named head coach of Philadelphia Union MLS soccer team. (11/8/2014)

A Fort Campbell soldier, 
Kyle Curtin,  won the Ozark Trail 100 Mile Endurance Run Saturday in Missouri. (11/4/2014) 

How Mary Liz Curtin launched her dream business after age 50. (11/3/2014)

Eric Curtin took USAToday's Top Reader photo - Lucky at the Beach (10/30/2014)

Maureen Curtin joins Pacific Sotheby'sRealty Fairbanks Ranch Office (10/25/2014)

Paul J. Curtin, Jr. of Cazenovia, New York selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015. (10/21/2014)

Canberra, Australia suburb of
Curtin celebrates 50 years of history.  (10/17/2014)

Montreal filmmaker, 
John Curtin, makes another film about the royals and animals (10/17/2014)

Kathy Curtin
is co-founder of Peterborough pet food bank (10/11/2014)

Lynn Curtin
 of South Tyneside UK honored for teaching cookery skills (10/6/2013)

Laura Curtin
re-launches Curtinrises entertainment (10/4/2014)

Lyn Curtin
organizes student food pantry at Spaulding High School (10/2/2014)

Photos of Olde Abington Country Store owned by John and Lisa Curtin (10/2/2014)

New parents, James and Allison Curtin, have their finances analyzed.  (9/22/2014)

Musical manuscripts (1800's) from Dave Dan Curtin house in Rockchapel can be viewed at Bruach na Carraige in Rockchapel.  (/20/2014)

Kiwi women's love of rugby explored by
Jennifer Curtin (9/19/2014)

Galway short story writer, Geraldine Curtin, will talk on about women prisoners in Galway jails. (9/16/2014)

Historic Curtin Springs, Australia nets grant. (9/16/2014)

Melanie Curtin
is founder of Vixen on the Loose. (9/12/2014)

Chef Helen Curtin feeds the hungry in Hawera, New Zealand (9/12/2014)

Liam Curtin
opens new Penarth, UK Soul Club (9/12/2013)

Here's a review of Judi Curtin's latest book - Viva Alice! (9/11/2014)

Matignon High School to honor alum, Donald L. Curtin, killed in Viet Nam war (9/6/2014)

"Come Home Instantly", the travels of 
Leonora (Fenyes) Curtin and her daughter Babsie leaving Europe at the start of World War (9/1/2014)  Part 1Part 2, and Part 3.

Mary Curtin directs play in Cork about wise brides. (8/28/2014)

Susan Curtin
, travel agent, pays it forward (8/27/2014)

Nancy A. Curti
n elected as director of Colony Financial, Inc. (8/11/2014)

Irish children's author Judi Curtin inspiration is Enid Blyton (8/11/2014)

Chef Nick Curtin moving to Denmark from Manhattan. (8/7/2014)

Historic Sonoma, California home of JB Curtin restored (8/2/2014)

Georgie and Adrian Curtin
reopen Cap'n Jaspers in Plymouth, England (7/31/2014)

Landscaping and improvement project planned for Debbie Curtin park in Florida (7/29/2014)

The great great grand-daughter, Patrice McGillycuddy, of Catherine Curtin and Timothy Cullinane of Reacashla, Brosna is participating in the Rose of Tralee Festival in August. (7/26/2014)

Cromwell, Connecticut’s longtime zoning enforcement officer, Fred Curtin is retiring. (7/23/2014)

Clare Harvey Curtin presented 3 volume set of Irish immigrants at the Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank to Clare Library (7/23/2014)

Emma Curtin
is a registered architect and university teacher (7/21/2014)

Car Hop
Carlene Curtin zooms in Las Vegas (7/20/2014)

USS Wyomings gets new commander - Kenneth M. Curtin, Jr. (7/18/2014)

Governor nominates Daniel Curtin to California Water Commission (7/15/2014)

Young opera singers Lynsey Curtin and David Lynn are making sweet music together, both on and off-stage (7/7/2014)

Little Lever Meccano bridge designed by Liam Curtin wins national award (7/4/2014)

Follow the travels of Leonora (Fenyes) Curtin and her daughter Babsie leaving Europe at the start of World War 1. (7/3/2014)

Special attraction at Northern Territories, Australia Field Days will be singer, song writer, animal trainer Tom Curtin (6/24/2014).  Tom is the son of Peter and Moira Curtain, Clan members. 

Big Brother Jim Curtin reunited with Little Brother - story and video (6/23/2014)

Here's a Father's Day story "My Father's Voice" by Edward J. Curtin (6/16/2014)

Jim Curtin named interim manager of Philadelphia Union soccer team (6/11/2014)

Carol Curtin makes quilt for her sister. (6/5/2014)

Christy Curtin reelected for 5th time in County Clare, Ireland (5/25/2014)

John Curtin of rural Waukon, Iowa will be the Grand Marshal of the annual Memorial Day parade (5/22/2014)

Father and son, John and Michael Curtin,  roll to victory in town elections (5/20/2014)

Eulugy for Jack Curtin, of Cambridge, mainstay of road races (5/15/2014)

Timothy J. Curtin, Jr. honored as Stamford, CT Citizen of Year (5/12/2014)

Lebanon Valley College selects Shawn Curtin as vice president of finance and administration (5/10/2014)

Dermot Curtin, age 14, to represent New Jersey in national chemistry competition 5/5/2014)

WCTV's Executive Director, Sandra Curtin, to retire after 35 years (5/5/2014