“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: 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


Muiris Feiritear

Posted by Seoirse on 10/14/2010 in Current Events | Family Legends | Genaology | Ireland

Maurice FitzGerald, c1180 Muiris Feiritear (An Chéad Ainmneacha) Analysis of Irish genealogies via examination of naming patterns is a proven and recognized practice. Persistence of certain favored family names generation to generation also has recognition as a means of evaluating common ancestry and collateral bloodlines. Given name preferences show up in different ways within many Irish and Norman-Irish from the earliest period. This investigation will attempt to use these methods in treating an aspect of Ferriter Family history. One of the mysteries in the Ferriter Family’s history involves the nature of the relationship between Lucas na Srianta (Luke of the Bridles), and Piaras Feiritear (1),... Read More


Know Your Ancestors

Padraig Ferriter

photo b. March 8, 1856
d. July 21, 1924

Padraig Feiritear was born 8 March 1856 to Maurice Ferriter and his wife, Nell Mhichil Mhainnnin at An Baile Uachtarach near Bally Ferriter. He was the fourth of nine children. His father, Maurice was a successful carter and farmer, a tenant of the Ventry family. Educated by the Nation School System of the era, he also studied Latin and Irish. Mostly self-educated in Irish, he displayed an Academic knowledge of the Language. He devised his own system of writing Irish. As a young man, Padraig began replicating (copying by hand) Irish manuscripts made available to him by local families. He also interviewed local families and... Read More