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by Lucille
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: A new book on Griffith's Valuation by Frances McGee (2018)
Replies: 6
Views: 3208

Re: A new book on Griffith's Valuation by Frances McGee (201

Thanks Sheila for that recommendation and review. Definitely worth looking into.

Lucille
by Lucille
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Canadian soldiers in Ennis 1918
Replies: 6
Views: 5378

Re: Canadian soldiers in Ennis 1918

Many thanks Jimbo for drawing my attention to that article. I had missed it entirely. There were in fact many more medics on board that day including 18 Royal Army Medical corps, two of whom Harriett Wheelock references. As for the nurses a touch of #MeToo was required - there were five Clare nurses...
by Lucille
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Canadian soldiers in Ennis 1918
Replies: 6
Views: 5378

Re: Canadian soldiers in Ennis 1918

An update on this query and a happy outcome! More information has come to light in the form of a diary written by one of the soldiers, Joe Pearson. They went to Ennis to visit his godfather, Thomas Brennan. The latter had been in Australia at the same time as the Pearsons. Brennan had returned to Ir...
by Lucille
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: O'Brien Family, Kilmurry Ibrickane, Co. Clare
Replies: 5
Views: 4859

Re: O'Brien Family, Kilmurry Ibrickane, Co. Clare

Kevin J O'Brien has done an enormous amount of work around this family, see http://obrienkilmurryibricakne.blogspot.com/

Lucille
by Lucille
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Canadian soldiers in Ennis 1918
Replies: 6
Views: 5378

Re: Canadian soldiers in Ennis 1918

Thanks Jimbo and Murf for your interest. Would you believe that I never thought of women!!! I have researched the Davoren sisters quite thoroughly and neither worked in military hospitals, but they could have met in a social setting. I had been working on two theories - one, that they were visiting ...
by Lucille
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Canadian soldiers in Ennis 1918
Replies: 6
Views: 5378

Canadian soldiers in Ennis 1918

Hi all This is a long shot - I am trying to find out why two Canadian servicemen travelled to Ennis for two days in October 1918. As part of the upcoming centenary commemoration in the National Maritime Museum in Dun Laoghaire of the sinking of the mailboat RMS Leinster by German torpedo in the Iris...
by Lucille
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Anything to read on the making of the 25 inch map?
Replies: 20
Views: 21022

Re: Anything to read on the making of the 25 inch map?

Hi Sheila

That book was "Mapping the Past: Searching for five brothers at the edge of empire" by Charles Drazin.

I got the book through the public library system so you should be able to access it too.

Thanks for your kind words about my book. I enjoyed writing it.

Lucille
by Lucille
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Anything to read on the making of the 25 inch map?
Replies: 20
Views: 21022

Re: Anything to read on the making of the 25 inch map?

Hi Sheila, I have been working on (pottering around, more like!) that very subject for a couple of years, and like you, I have found almost nothing written on the subject. I was framing the research of the Ordnance Survey on College House in Ennis, which was taken over by the OS as their headquarter...
by Lucille
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Submissions to Clare Library website now being accepted
Replies: 4
Views: 16576

Re: Submissions to Clare Library website now being accepted

Great news. Thanks

Lucille
by Lucille
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Need suggestions on where to publish an article
Replies: 12
Views: 17697

Re: Need suggestions on where to publish an article

Hi Sharon I would suggest "The Other Clare", the annual journal of the Shannon Archaeological and Historical Society. They have a Facebook page but no website, but googling provides all the details. Articles are of a high quality, extensive sources are often given and presentation is excellent. I'm ...
by Lucille
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Miltownmalbay baptisms and marriages in stages
Replies: 13
Views: 18579

Re: Miltownmalbay baptisms and marriages in stages

Hope you enjoy it Sheila

Lucille
by Lucille
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Miltownmalbay baptisms and marriages in stages
Replies: 13
Views: 18579

Re: Miltownmalbay baptisms and marriages in stages

Sheila Your work on these transcriptions is absolutely phenomenal, but I really have to take my hat off to you to have tackled Miltownmalbay. I have been up and down those records and they are difficult. Well done and thank you. Probably the reason for the difference in quality, and also quantity, o...
by Lucille
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Chicago address
Replies: 16
Views: 30238

Re: Chicago address

As an Irish woman I would have to reply to that last post -

"That beats Banagher" https://www.irishtimes.com/news/that-be ... r-1.318057

Saying that Ashland is "among the longest in Chicago", does that imply that there are others of similar length?

Lucille
by Lucille
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Chicago address
Replies: 16
Views: 30238

Re: Chicago address

Hi Jimbo and Sharon, Thanks again for your invaluable help. I have, almost certainly, found Patrick living away from his mother in the 1880 census, with four children. One of them is Mary, who I found on FamilySearch Cook County births of her Farrell children, was herself named Mary Isabell (sic). S...
by Lucille
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Chicago address
Replies: 16
Views: 30238

Re: Chicago address

Jimbo - Ye gods!! is all I can say. You have turned my whole story upside down! It never crossed my mind that the mother would have misinterpreted the question of who was living me her to that extent. If a common event, it could call many census records into question. I had, mentally, queried the pr...