Sun shining in the sky
Its yellow glow
Would warm you
The sky colour blue
Rays from the sun
Reflecting on the wind turbine
Reflecting like a rainbow
On to our local church spire
A beautiful picture
On this summers day

Dandelions and wild daisies
Growing wild
Near the whitethorn hedge
They look as if they are smiling
Children playing a game of hurling
In the local pitch
In the green and gold
Of Templetuohy
My village
My home
Neighbours sitting chatting
On the window ledge
In this wonderful sunshine

Farmers busy
Cutting hay and silage
For winter fodder
Turf cutting and saving
In full swing
For winter fuel
Tea tastes divine
Sitting amongst
Wild heather
Bog cotton
Like ballerinas
In the dance school

All the sights
And sounds of summer
Swallows flying
In and out of our shed
Feeding their young
To soon they will be on their way again
To South Africa
When summer closes her eyes
To make way
For a different kind of beauty
Marian Quinlan Curtin ©

Stories in last newsletter.

The Winter 2015 issue is now available.  Stories include:
Gathering Information
Bishop Terence Curtin
Digitisation Project for Irish Genealogy Anne Elizabeth Curtin - Sister M. Hilary
Curtin Transit Cops

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Curtins in the News

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The Shape I'm In: Judi Curtin, Author. (6/27/2015)

Ed Curtin named President of Mercyhurst Preparatory School in Erie, Pennsylvania (6/26/2015)

Christy Curtin named new West Clare Cathaoirleach. (6/26/2015)

Catherine Curtin talks her "Orange is the New Black." role. (6/26/2015)

Con Curtin Music Festival is this weekend.  The Brosna Ceila Band which includes several Cutins will open the Festival. (6/24/2015)

2002 hockey player Ronda Curtin is selected for University of Minnesota Hall of Fame. (6/23/2015)

Kathleen Curtin
's new book is"Madame Lune".(6/13/2015)

Listen to Sara Curtin's song "Summer" (6/11/2015)

Veronica Curtin
nominated for grandmother of the year in Jersey, England. (6/10/2015)

Charles Curtin
, age 10,  wins Hunterton, New Jersey Soap Box Derby. (6/9/2015)

Paul and Shannon Curtin
open Wharf 209 in Racine, Wisconsin (6/6/2015)

Pamela Curtin
's nature photography honors environmentalist Rachel Carson (5/1/2015)

Seamus Curtin
makes Commonwealth Youth Games team. (5/27/2015)

Eagle Ironworks at Curtin Village open for tours. (5/22/2015)

Kathi Curtin-Williams
is one of Peterborough, Ontario's heroines. (5/20/2015)

Gerald Curtin joins Sentient Science to deliver asset answers. (5/20/2015)

Kathleen Curtin
 has joined the Baltimore-based Maryland Humanities Council as its institutional giving manager.. (5/19/2015)

Curtins hope to succeed Curtins in Tyringham, Massachusetts elections (5/19/2015)  Election results 

Veronica Curtin
nominated for "Grandparent of the Year" in Jersey, England. (5/18/2015)

Alice Curtin
spends 20,000 pounds to attend weddings. 5/15/2015)

Richard Curtin
raises funds for charity as a drag queen in Dallas, Texas. (5/15/2015)

Dr. Ellen "Aileen" Curtin's first art exhibit recalls Irish heritage. (5/14/2015)

Kathleen Curtin
, PVBM, celebrated 60 years as a Presentation sister in San Francisco, CA. (5/13/2015)

Thomas Curtin
is president of Monroe Extingusher in Rochester, NY (5/11/2015)

Community aids disabled veteran Marine Corporal John Curtin (5/6/2015)

Sarah Curtin
named valedictorian of Coe-Brown Northwood Academy (5/5/2015)

Ruth Curtin
of St. Joseph's, Missouri celebrates her 88th birthday (4/29/2015)

Jennifer Curtin
promoted to general manager of the Homewood Suites Tampa/Brandon in Tampa, Florida (4/23/2015)

Peg Curtin
is celebrating her 100th birthday in Westerly, Rhode Island. (4/20/2015)

Ana Curtin
creates art work for Marblehead, Massachusetts Public School fundraiser. (4/20/2015)

Adrain Curtin
to open new Italian cafe, Alfresco!, in a tram in Plymouth, England (4/20/2015)

Marah Curtin
 founded Cents for Kids, an initiative focused on building financial literacy in children (4/18/2015)

Terry Curtin
hired at STX Entertainment, Hollywood, 
California as marketing executive.  (4/16/2015)

On April 1, Lincoln Horton and Colleen Curtin opened up their private law company — the Horton Village Law Group in Rancho Santa Fe. (4/12/2015)

Marian Quinlan Curtin
makes another appearance on the Tipperary Matters program on Irish TV (4/4/2015)

Edel Curtin
runs live music venue in Cork City.  (4/3/2015)

Our own poet, Marian Quinlan Curtin, appears on the Irish TV - Tipperary Matters 37 progam at about the 5:10 mark of the video. (3/29/2015)

Air National Guard member, Dan Curtin, begins a 24-hour run to comrade's gravesite. (3/27/2015)

Author Kim Ann Curtin's new book is entitled "Transforming Wall Street: A Conscious Path for a New Future". (3/25/2015)

Sarah Curtin of Kerry, Ireland celebrates St. Patrick's day in Korea. (3/22/2015)

Detective Tony Curtin of Listowel is part of documentary on rebuilding towers after 911. (3/16/2015)

Green beer credited to Professor Thomas Curtin.(3/15/2015)

Chris Curtin
is Visa’s chief brand and innovation marketing officer. (3/134/2015)

Terrorism Novel "Today is the Day" is released by New Hampshire resident Deborah Curtin. (3/12/215)

Clueless on Las Olas: An almost true mystery, 
written by Tim Curtinto be presented in Fort Lauderdale. (3/9/2010)

The 28th Annual Jack Curtin St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration on Saturday. (3/9/2015)

Terrence Curtin
Named President of TE Connectivity. 3/9/2015)

Dooney prize fiddle player Darragh Curtin to play in Abbeyfeale. (3/9/2015)

Interview with Fiona Curtin, innovation manager at Heineken. (3/9/2015)

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)