Brendan O'Hara – Singer & Performer


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The Story: «a Miami main stay,» Brendan «has been bouncing his way around the country for the better part of this millennium sharing his music, story telling and a raw energy that must been seen to be felt. Solo or with drums, bass, keys, guitar and horns, Brendan mixes up a blend akin to a fine cocktail»


Gail O'Hara Photographress


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Born in Washington, D.C., Gail O'Hara cofounded Chickfactor Magazine in 1992 and has since become a prolific portraitist ... Gail's photos have appeared in Chickfactor, the New York Times, the Times Sunday Magazine (London), the Washington Post, Time Out, Time Out New York, the Washington City Paper, and many more.


Shannon O'Hara's Irish Haven


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Originally from Mississippi, Shannon O'Hara worked as a professional ballet dancer with the Houston Ballet. In New York he studied at the International Center of Photography and the School of Visual Arts and assisted some of the top photographers in New York. He specializes in food and product photography. His personal work is an example of how his style and vision can be applied to advertising, editorial or corporate assignment.

This photograph from Shannon's Irish Haven (Brooklyn) series.

John O'Hara's Study at Penn State


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The reconstructed study of novelist, playwright, and columnist John O'Hara (1905-1970) is virtually an O'Hara museum, with memorabilia from every stage of his life. It contains O'Hara's National Book Award, His Gold Medal for the Novel, and a whole series of certificates recognizing his achievements in theater and film.


Recent Messages (Database here!)

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Logan Connor O'Hara: My 4th great grandfather, Bryan O'Harra (born in 1792) and the O'Haras from Limerick. January 12, 2022
Michele [O'Hara?]: Looking for information on my paternal great grandmother Mary Ellen O'Hara (born Ontario, 1863). December 14, 2021
Karen Purdy Stanley: My grandfather on my father’s side, actually my step grandfather, was Edward O’Hara and was an immigrant from Ireland. Edward was a dairy farmer and he and his family lived on their farm near Utica, NY, in the 1940s and 1950s. November 13, 2021
Kathy O'Hara Gracyalny: Tracing my O'Hara ancestry. My father is Gerald Joseph O'Hara (1933 -1977) and his father was Joseph Crawford O'Hara, born December 18, 1889, in in Pittsburgh, PA. Joseph's father was born in New York and his mother was born in Ireland. August 10, 2021
William (Bill) O'Hara: Our family tree goes back to Thomas O'Hara (1750) from Rush, Dublin. Looking to contact a Brendan O'Hara from Melbourne, AU, re Joseph and Margaret O'Hara (nee Carroll) who arrived in Melbourne around 1860. June 25, 2021
Karen O'Hara: Follow-up to Message of Patricia O'Hara, from New Orleans, of March 30, 2015. Subject: Our great great GF is Michael O'Hara from Longford, Ireland. May 30, 2021
Dave Glover: looking for information about by Great great great Granddad James O'Hara, born in Ireland circa 1817, died Over Whitacre [Warwickshire], England, 1864. April 5, 2021
Kate O'Hara: My grandfather Ruben Rolland O'Hara of Princeton, KY. April 3, 2021
John David O'Hara: My father was James O'Hara the musician from the 50's band using harmonicas. My great Grandfather Mickey stowed away on a boat from Ireland to the US in the 1870's possibly from county Cork or another nearby county in southern Ireland. January 19, 2021
Danielle Marie Murphy (née O'Hara): looking for more information on my lineage. I am the daughter of Jeffrey William O'Hara from Newington, CT, and granddaughter of Robert William "Bob" O'Hara born in Waterbury, CT. January 14, 2021
Kathleen Stebbings: I am doing my family tree and have got stuck on my great great grandfather Peter O'Hara, born 1805 in Sligo, Ireland, but settled in Keighley, west Yorkshire, England. January 6, 2021
Jessica Boland: My great great great grandmother was Elizabeth O'Hara, who was born in Ireland around 1810, married a Patrick Boyle, had a son William Boyle, and she died in Philadelphia. October 12, 2020
Jennifer O'Hara: My father was John Bradley O'Hara, who started and ran F. J. O'Haras & Sons in Boston. I would love to find out anything about my father's family and meet other O'Haras! August 25, 2020
Sharon Wayss: My great-grandfather was James O'Hara, he married my great grandmother Ellen Martin. From what I understand they had a child together by the name of Edna O'Hara (who) came from Fall River, Massachusetts. May 12, 2020
Cesar O'Hara: looking for information about my great grandfather, born on May 23, 1859 in Ireland, emigrated to the United States on April 22, 1892, and he lived in New York. January 31, 2020
Patricia O'Hara: looking for information on my great grandparents who came from Ireland/England and settled in Wilkesbarre Pa, sometime in late 1800's. November 24, 2019
Nadine Claudette Creux: I am the grand daughter of Helen Grace O'Hara / Creux/ Harris. I understand I was related to the Engineer Mr O'Hara who was killed by a lion in Tsavo, Kenya. March 30, 2019
Francis X. O'Hara: my grandfather was Patrick John O'Hara, born first generation in the USA in New York. I'm seeking to learn about my great grandfather Black Paddy O'Hara whose father was named Anthony O'Hara. March 11, 2019
Daniel Kelly (Folklounge): Does the O'Hara family have any details of the 'Valentine O'Hara' from the highwayman song? March 10, 2019
Lee Webber: My maternal grandmother is Sabina O'Hara Parsons. Her family was from Salisbury, Connecticut. Her Aunt was Sabina O'Hara Hurley. I'm trying to trace her family in the Twins Lakes, O'Hara's Marina, area. July 4, 2018
Jacqueline Poole: Im searching for my biological father Harvey O'Hara, last known where abouts El Monety, Ca. I was born in Ft. Worth, TX. May 1972. July 2, 2018
Karen Engstrom: my gr-gr-gr grandfather, Oliver O'Hara b. ca 1790 or earlier ... in the Irish glens near Ballymena, Ulster, N. Ireland. May 24, 2018
Gladys Martin: I am very interested in family history. Seeing your website gave me some inspiration to delve deeper into my own family history. Thank you. May 15, 2018
Courtney Zurfluh: looking for Patrick James O'Hara from Buffalo New York, son of John and Sophia O'Hara and bother of six siblings; stationed in Memphis, TN (1970s). March 14, 2018
Kevin Thomas O'Hara: trying to find out more about my great great grandfather Columbus Washington O'Hara of Alabama. February 3, 2018
Timothy Patrick O'Hara: Was William O'Hara of Birmingham, Al (in 1820), grandson of General Charles O'Hara? January 1, 2018
Mark Harris: my name is Mark Anthony Ira Harris Lunningham. I am told I'm descended from a David O'Hara (from 1790 or 1890). July 16, 2017
Michael Shulkin: looking for my birth mother, Colleen Lynn O'Hara, who lived in Lombard, DuPage County, Illinois. She was 22 years old in 1973. June 4, 2017
Sharron Allen: Can any one shed any light on John O'Hara, born in Galway, Ireland in 1817 and died 1854 in Birmingham, England. He had had four children namely Thomas (born 1842), Lucy (1844), Fredrick John (1846) and Elizabeth (1850) May 19, 2017
Mary from Rochester: looking for information on the O'Hara's from East Galway. My great-grandfather John O'Hara came from Killimore, Galway, was born in 1878, moved to the U.S. in 1899 and he settled in Rochester, NY. March 17, 2017
Jennifer Jurczak Caruso: I am looking for information about my grandfather's family. He is Edward O'Hara (1920-2005) from Glasgow and he moved to the US as an adult. February 9, 2017
Karla Allen: looking for the names of the parents of my great grandfather Micheal Hehir who came from Ireland. My uncles changed the family name to O'Hara in the United States. November 28, 2016
Kathleen O'Hara: Does anyone know if the Carlow O'Haras came from the West. I was told Sligo. Im finding it very hard to get beyond 1859 in Carlow. November 19, 2016
Daniel Dodge Sr: Looking for my brother Michael O'Hara from whom I was seperated when we were very young. I know that he lived in Clevaland Ohio. July 29, 2016
Meghan Martin: Looking for information on "Kathryn O'Hara" who gave birth to my father on November 14th, 1945 in Joplin, MO. He was then adopted by another family 3 days later. July 1, 2016
Joe Kearney, Ireland: trying to trace a Michael V. O'Hara whose sister Kate Ann was married to a man called James Dukes, all from Longford Ireland. I believe Kate Ann O'Hara was the grandmother of the actress. Patty Duke (1946-2016) June 6, 2016
Mary Ugorowski: Info for Janice Dukes Martin re lineage Dermody ... O'Hara. May 30, 2016
Fran O'Hara: This is the family we belong to, our Grandfather, Clarence Lyall O'Hara was from Princeton, Kentucky. I live in Edmonton, my sister in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Our Cousin, Anne, who is still in Princeton wants to organize a family reunion. May 5, 2016
Andrew John Hunter: Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig! from Clan O'Hara of Sligo/Toronto. ...17/3/16... March 16, 2016
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