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by mgallery
Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Mack or McNamara?
Replies: 6
Views: 9651

Re: Mack or McNamara?

When I was growing up in West Clare the only surname I ever heard shortened to Mac was MacNamara I dont think that means everyone called Mack came from MacNamara but I dont know. Other surname shortenings Pilkington were known as Pelks. I used to do student work in a vets. It took some explaining to...
by mgallery
Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Carrig/ O'Connor
Replies: 64
Views: 110194

Re: Carrig/ O'Connor

Honora or Hannora or Honororia or Honor is a name in my family. Its also Nora, Noreen or Noeleen or Noeline but never I think Anne. The shortenings are Norrie or Hannah or Nora
by mgallery
Thu Jul 28, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Kilcross Graveyard
Replies: 12
Views: 28382

Re: Kilcross Graveyard

Thanks The M Quinn (later Gallery) matron mentioned in the first obit as a cousin was my grandmother. I assume the Ml Quinn is her brother Michael of Inch. I knew that my gt gt grandmother was Mary bridget Neylans but not who they were and I suspected the Roughens were also cousins. I knew they had ...
by mgallery
Fri Dec 04, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Limerick and Clare soldiers in the Bombay Army
Replies: 2
Views: 5771

Re: Limerick and Clare soldiers in the Bombay Army

There are other similar lists available. My gt gt gt uncle David Kenny of Treanmanagh shows up on the Alphabetical List of the Officers of the Indian Army at the Madras presidency from 1784 to 1838 David Kenny (- 1835) was a surgeon. I do not know where he qualified. He joined the army in 1828 as an...
by mgallery
Sun Oct 04, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: kilrush pottery, celtic ceramics, connemara, limerick, ennis
Replies: 0
Views: 13527

kilrush pottery, celtic ceramics, connemara, limerick, ennis

I have got interested in the pottery produced in Kilrush from the 60s to the 80s. there were two phases the first where they produced arty vases and the second was more tableware, some of the earlier 60s/seventies would be quite fashionable again now. When I was growing up nearly every house had som...
by mgallery
Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: O'HALLORAN of Ballycunneen, Sixmilebridge and Dublin
Replies: 8
Views: 18466

Re: O'HALLORAN of Ballycunneen, Sixmilebridge and Dublin

George Sampson son of Thomas Sampson Coroner and Sally O'Halloran married a Miss Greatorix in 1838 (I am unsure of my source for this it may have been a very hepful historian from round Bodyke Ger Madden. In the the Sampson book by Lila Briggs Sampson she is called Miss gratrix and there is a note n...
by mgallery
Mon Aug 31, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Marriage Practices in 1800's
Replies: 1
Views: 4214

Re: Marriage Practices in 1800's

I cant really understand what your question is ? What is your point about the Cavan marriage ? I cant follow it ? Up until the 1820s or so a lot of Catholic marriages took place at home as there were no churches. This was often in the bride's home but could have been in a relative's home. There will...
by mgallery
Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Irish Graveyard Etiquette
Replies: 3
Views: 6292

Re: Irish Graveyard Etiquette

I don't understand your comment are you saying you don't want this on a thread though you posted it there but want people to pm you ?
by mgallery
Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Irish Graveyard Etiquette
Replies: 3
Views: 6292

Re: Irish Graveyard Etiquette

Kevin when my father died in the early 90s his neighbours dug his grave and what my cousin said is "those who helped you out in life helped you out in death". It was considered an honour to help out. Several rang and offered to help when we already had people doing it. My cousin told us to give them...
by mgallery
Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Clare Journal & Ennis Advertiser indexed on BNA
Replies: 7
Views: 13712

Re: Clare Journal & Ennis Advertiser indexed on BNA

It may be worth noting that the Limerick papers also have a lot of Clare info and notices it would be worth checking them as well. There are I think two indexed on the site
by mgallery
Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Clancy of Miltown Malbay
Replies: 11
Views: 19341

Re: Clancy of Miltown Malbay

I've read most of those articles. this article says the most about his family. He says he is from Miltown and he is clearly not an Annagh O'Dwyer as he mentions Judge Casey but not as a cousin. Maybe more have come online but when I looked there was not more there. I was interested in how he was rel...
by mgallery
Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Clare Journal & Ennis Advertiser indexed on BNA
Replies: 7
Views: 13712

Re: Clare Journal & Ennis Advertiser indexed on BNA

this looks like a fab resource !!

Margaret
by mgallery
Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: CBS ~ Ennistymon ~ Do they release Student Records?
Replies: 10
Views: 19457

Re: CBS ~ Ennistymon ~ Do they release Student Records?

Hi Springfield college is not exactly the same as St Flannans though one replaced the other. I suggest you ask Peter Beirne of Clare local studies for records of Springfield and if the enrollment records exist for the years you quote.http://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/library/local-studies/locstudi1.h...
by mgallery
Sat Jul 04, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Help Needed - Clonrush Parish Cemetery
Replies: 1
Views: 3693

Re: Help Needed - Clonrush Parish Cemetery

Hi

There seems to be a simple explanation. Fidelias gravestone says her sons John and George are buried east of her beside their grandfather Henry. John A appears to be buried seperately

Margaret
by mgallery
Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Searching for info on Mary Vandeleur, Sixmilebridge, 1836
Replies: 5
Views: 9222

Re: Searching for info on Mary Vandeleur, Sixmilebridge, 183

Maybe start with the book by Senan Scanlon on Clare library website http://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/coclar ... /intro.htm

After that the Vandeleurs are most likely in Burkes peerage or Burkes irish gentry