“Inspiration” Series

Posted by Graham on 2/1/2012 in Art Gallery | Current Events

The post below is from Robin Baldwin, of Creative Freedom. My "Inspiration Series" of paintings is definitely a personal favorite.  This is a collection of portraits to honor the public figures that have most influenced and shaped the way I think about life, social issues and love.  The series includes portraits of Musician/Singer India Arie, Blessed Mother Teresa, Mahatma Gandhi, and Scholar/Activist Dr. Cornel West.  I believe each of these individuals live/d with honor and most of all with a purpose to serve others.  Their philosophies preach love and selflessness and provide examples of peaceful societal problem solving.  So you can imagine what an amazing... Read More


Featured Artist: Morgan Ferriter

Posted by Graham on 1/30/2012 in Art Gallery | Living Legacy

Biography Born in Dublin 1971, Morgan Ferriter was raised in Donegal in the Northwest of Ireland, where he lives and works today. The subjects of his paintings are the Irish landscape, and street scenes of Galway City. He has also painted extensively in Canada and has exhibited there since 2002. Morgan is also a keen musician and has played with many different bands in the last 20 years. Visit http://morganferriter.com/ for his work! Collections Anglo Irish Bank, London. St. Michaels, University of Toronto Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt. Toronto Private collections. Selected Past Exhibitions: Casa Auction, Mansion House, Dublin. April 2008 The Loft Gallery, Dublin. November... Read More


Featured Artist: Robin Baldwin

Posted by Graham on 1/30/2012 in Art Gallery | Current Events | Living Legacy

The following is a message from Robin Baldwin, who will be one of our featured artists at the Ferriter Art Exhibition during our 2012 Gathering in Dingle, Ireland. Hello Family! My Ferriter roots begin with my beloved maternal grandmother, Maxine Ferriter. She always proudly told us stories about her travels to Ireland and instilled a love of Irish culture to all of her children and grandchildren. I cannot wait to experience the setting of all of her tales this coming April at the Ferriter Family Gathering!  I am also very excited to have the opportunity to showcase some of my artwork at the reunion art... Read More


Civil War Account of James T. Ferriter

Posted by Margaret on 1/28/2012 in Family Legends

The following is an excerpt from the story of James T. Ferriter as written some years ago by Leo Massei of Richmond, Virginia. This is an account of James Thomas Ferriter’s service in the War Between The States. In 1862 James T. Ferriter was working with his brother Thomas a “cooper” [barrel maker] in Richmond Virginia. James age 19 along with his cousins John Sullivan [Mary Ann Sullivan Ferriter’s brother] and *John Lynch [Johanna Lynch Sullivan was Mary Ann Ferriter’s mother’s maiden name] enlisted on Feb 17, 1862 in the Army of the Confederacy as privates with a newly organized “Company Virginia Light Artillery” being... Read More


A Letter From One Wife

Posted by Seoirse on 10/30/2011 in Genaology

  This is a transcript of a letter written by George Ferriter’s mother (Anne Flanigan Ferriter) to her mother-in-law, at the advent of WWII. Anne was in Portugal, having travelled over to spend time with her husband, C.A. Ferriter, who had deployed with the fleet:   Addressed to: Mrs. John P. Ferriter 130 Norwood Avenue Long Branch, New Jersey USA from Portugal November 3, 1939 Dear Mother and Dad--     I am sorry to hear that you haven't heard from Charles lately--but I am sure that he has written you quite recently.  Regular mail is very slow these days in fact ever since war was... Read More


Know Your Ancestors

Sister Helen Theresa Ferriter

photo b. October 8, 1870
d. November 17, 1945

Helen Theresa Ferriter was born in 1870 to immigrant parents from the Dingle Peninsula area of Ireland.  She was the tenth child of Nicholas and Mary Ann (Sullivan) Ferriter.  Her oldest brother, Michael James Ferriter, was 17 and working in the coal mines along with his father.  Her youngest sibling was John Joseph Ferriter, age 5.  Four of the nine children born before her had not survived childhood, with one dying as an infant and three dying as toddlers.  Barclay Village no longer exists. At one time, it was a very busy community that sprouted up in 1850 around the coal mines and the rail... Read More