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Tom S. Dowd
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Im currently working in the University of Virginia School of Continuing & Professional Education Center for University Programs as Senior Director of Program Development.
Simon Dowd
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Born: November 1971

Son of James Francis Dowd and Kathleen Patricia Dowd.

Brother to: James, Helen, Michael, Elizabeth and Clare.

My family are from Liverpool, England.

I now live in West Yorkshire with my wife Angela.
Dowd heraldry
Written by Steven Dowd   
1) The original Dowd arms were similar to those shown at the heading of the website but in the lower quarter had a bunch of grapes. They were granted in 1574 to James ODowda of Castleconor. The crest was added for Tadhg Riabhach ODowde, son of Donal, being an armoured arm holding a spear (sometimes the crest appears wrongly as three ostrich plumes in green and yellow). Often the esquires helm is shown crowned with a coronet, with a torque [twisted wreath of green and gold cloth] beneath. The motto beneath the whole was: Virtus Ipsa Suis Firmissima Nititur Armis, Firmissima is sometimes misread as Eirissima.

2) The coat of arms shown at the heading of this website (but without the coronet) were granted to Donal ODowd of Ardnaglass Castle in 1608.

3) Totally dissimilar canting arms sometimes appear, commemorating Aodh and his four brothers. The shield bears five doves (dubh = dove) in quincunx, the helm bears the usual torque upon which is crest of a dove. The motto was Innocens ut Columba

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Bernard Patrick O'Dowd
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O'DOWD, BERNARD PATRICK (1866-1953), poet, radical and parliamentary draughtsman, was born on 11 April 1866 at Beaufort, Victoria, son of Bernard Dowd, constable, and his wife Ann Dowell, née Mulholland. Both parents were Catholic migrants from Ulster, preoccupied with Irish legend and Celtic ancestry.

Dowd - Insurance
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The story of the Dowd Agencies is a proud and enduring saga. It spans more than a century and includes chapters that run from impoverished Ireland to Major League Baseball to the beaches of Normandy.

In 1865, James J. Dowd, of Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland, bid goodbye to his beloved but poor country.
He, his wife and fourteen children immigrated to the land of opportunity, settling in Holyoke, Massachusetts
Dr Mary ODowd
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Mary ODowd received a doctorate from National University of Ireland, Dublin in 1979. She was appointed lecturer in the School of Modern History at Queens in 1978 (senior lecturer since 1992). Her research interests and publications have concentrated on early modern Ireland. She is currently completing a book on women in early modern Ireland, 1500-1800 and is one of the editors of the forthcoming Field Day Anthology (vols IV and IV) Irish Women?s Writing and Traditions to be published by Cork University Press in 2002. Dr O?Dowd was appointed President of the International Federation for Research in Women?s History in August 2000.
Mary Dowd Bears
Written by Steven Dowd   
I live on a farm in the foothills of North Carolina within view of Pilot Mountain, an ancient guide to Indians and early settlers traveling the length and breath of the Appalachian Mountains. I find the area beautiful - given teenage children and a menagerie of horses, dogs and a cat - it is not always quiet!
County Cavan, Ireland
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I recieved this posting from a Jeremiah ODowd, normally I would redirect such posts to the forum, but the hunt for the village he is looking for seems more than just interesting, its almost mysterious, church spires rising from the waters, etc.

Click the read mor elink below to see if you can help him with his search
Dowd, David Dudley Jr
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Biographical Information of the Honorable David D. Dowd United States District Judge

Born January 31, 1929, in Cleveland, Ohio

Federal Judicial Service:
U. S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on August 24, 1982, to a seat vacated by Leroy John, Jr. Contie;
Confirmed by the Senate on September 22, 1982, and received commission on September 23,1982.
Assumed senior status on June 30, 1996.

College of Wooster, B.A., 1951
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1954
ODowd & Associates Mortgage Co
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ODowd & Associates Mortgage Co., Inc. is an Arizona based mortgage broker since 1985. We cater to a wide variety of home financing needs. Let us custom tailor a mortgage for you.