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The Ulster American Folk Park brings to life the human drama behind three centuries of Irish emigration, telling the remarkable story of the vast human tide that crossed the Atlantic for the New World of North America. The journey starts in the thatched cottages of Ulster, including the famous “Mellon” homestead, continues aboard a crowded sailing ship and finishes among the homesteads of the American frontier.

This is one of the shops at the Ulster American Folk Park and I photographed it fr a very good reason, my boss is called J. Devlin.

This interesting surname is of Irish origin, and is an anglicisation of the Old Gaelic "O'Dobhailein". The Gaelic prefix "O" indicates "grandson" or "male descendant of", plus the personal byname "Dobhailein", from "dobhail" meaning "unlucky" or "unfortunate". Traditionally, Irish family names are taken from the heads of tribes, or from some illustrious warrior, and are usually prefixed by "O" (as above), or "M(a)c", denoting "son of". The principal (O) Devlin sept belonged to County Tyrone; their territory lay on the Tyrone shore of Lough Neagh and was known as Munterdevlin, the first element coming from the Gaelic "muntir", country or territory. Today the name is chiefly found in Tyrone and its adjacent counties. The second main sept belonged to County Sligo, and their territory lay in the barony of Corran. In 1316, one Gillananaev O'Devlin, of the county, standard bearer to the O' Connors, was slain in battle. The name is still prominent in Counties Sligo, Leitrim and Cavan, but has, in some areas, been widely changed to Dolan. Anne Devlin (1778 - 1851) was the faithful servant of the Irish patriot Robert Emmet, who though imprisoned and tortured refused to give information against him. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of O' Devlin, which was dated died 1211, Bishop of Kells, during the reign of Cathal "Crabhhearg" (Red Hand), King of Ireland, 1198 - 1224. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

All comments and votes very welcome indeed.


Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:J Devlin
Username:Andrew_Hurley Andrew_Hurley
Uploaded:13 Apr 2011 - 6:10 PM
Tags:Architecture, Door, Facade, Folk park, General, Landscape / travel, Photo journalism, Shop, Shop front, Ulster, Window
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banehawi Critique Team 111264 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada3286 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2011 - 5:41 PM

The three balls over the door mark this as a pawnbrokers of course. I would suggest V1 have the ball cloned out and the bluish cast removed.



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16 Apr 2011 - 2:47 PM

Thanks Willie for your comments and modification; certainly an improvement on the original.


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