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by M. McNamara
Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Tenements on Griffith's Valuation
Replies: 1
Views: 3164

Tenements on Griffith's Valuation

Fellow members: Is it possible to do an online search of Griffith's Val'n under the heading of Tenements? This type of search could be used for locating Graveyards, Police Stations, Schools etc. In my case, I am searching for Forges of Co. Clare and their owners.
by M. McNamara
Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:43 am
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Parish Records - Transcribers Register
Replies: 61
Views: 97013

Re: Parish Records - Transcribers Register

Excellent idea Murf. FYI, I have transcribed the Sixmilebridge parish marriage register for 1829 to 1839. There are 365 marriages in total in the period. I need to view the hard copy here in Sixmilebridge to eliminate some of the doubtfuls before sending the transcription to the library. As far as t...
by M. McNamara
Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Kilmaley baptisms 1832-1843, Bridget Fraly
Replies: 20
Views: 34000

Re: Kilmaley baptisms 1832-1843, Bridget Fraly

I'm presently going through the Sixmilebridge baptism & marriage registers starting in 1829 with a view to posting them in the Clare Co. library website. It is a slow but fascinating task. The registers include entries by Fr. Cornelius Clune PP (born c. 1770, educated in France) and Fr. Thomas Quinn...
by M. McNamara
Tue Aug 04, 2015 11:58 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Searching for info on Mary Vandeleur, Sixmilebridge, 1836
Replies: 5
Views: 8458

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

Hello Kerryn I'm from Sixmilebridge and am reasonably familiar with the Vandeleur family in this part of Co. Clare. In contrast with the Kilrush Vandeleurs, the Sixmilebridge/Newmarket-on-Fergus branch of the family are well regarded. I am unable to answer your specific query but would like to offer...
by M. McNamara
Sun Oct 26, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: cratloe a church of ireland parish?
Replies: 2
Views: 4877

Re: cratloe a church of ireland parish?

1) Cratloe was not the name of a C of I Parish. There is a Catholic parish called Cratloe which covers the C of I parish of Kilfintenan & the mountainous part of the adjacent C of I parish of Kileely. The remainder of Kileely parish is in Meelick Catholic parish. 2) There was no C of I church in the...
by M. McNamara
Sun Oct 26, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: joint responsibility for rent to landlord
Replies: 3
Views: 5578

Re: joint responsibility for rent to landlord

This was common. You can see many examples of this arrangement in Griffiths Val. In the attached, under Castlecrine, plot 18 has five occupiers shown tied together with a chain bracket. This is an indication that although the five have been individually assessed, there is a joint obligation to pay t...
by M. McNamara
Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Flanagan/Russell/Manning from Sixmilebridge.
Replies: 16
Views: 25863

Re: Flanagan/Russell/Manning from Sixmilebridge.

Thanks for that message. Both Mary Anne & Luke certainly had short incident-filled lives. Unfortunately on the day of my first reply above, a Mrs Manning here in Sixmilebridge died in her 80s. She was one of the people I had planned on visiting. I spoke to neighbours after the funeral who said that ...
by M. McNamara
Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Flanagan/Russell/Manning from Sixmilebridge.
Replies: 16
Views: 25863

Re: Flanagan/Russell/Manning from Sixmilebridge.

1 family of Flanagans and 3 of Mannings were living in Sixmilebridge area in c. 1850, according to Griffith's Valuation. (As an aside, since Manning is an unusal name in Co. Clare, these 3 families were probably related). The Mannings and Flanagans lived within a half mile of each other, so they wou...
by M. McNamara
Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: New facebook group for Clare genealogy
Replies: 16
Views: 28496

Re: New facebook group for Clare genealogy

So if you bought Facebook shares in the recent much hyped public offering.... sell! sell! sell!.
by M. McNamara
Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: hospital in or near ennis?
Replies: 12
Views: 25032

Re: hospital in or near ennis?

Like Declan above, I think it's the Ennis Union workhouse. The severe architectural style of the church and the range of buildings in the background strongly indicate a workhouse. It's the location of the church that makes me think it is the Ennis workhouse. These workhouses were constructed to a st...
by M. McNamara
Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Odhran's Rock
Replies: 2
Views: 2755

Re: Odhran's Rock

It's now called Carrigoran. It's 1km SW of Newmarket on Fergus.
by M. McNamara
Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: roads pre-1830 meelick cratloe coonagh area
Replies: 11
Views: 20084

Re: roads pre-1830 meelick cratloe coonagh area

On the Clare library website, go to "Historical maps of Co. Clare". Select "Grand Jury maps 1787". Select how you want to view the maps and then select where you want to view. This will show the roads of Co. Clare as they were prior to 1787 and as surveyed by Henry Pelham. It is a fascinating docume...
by M. McNamara
Fri May 25, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Irish DNA atlas
Replies: 0
Views: 2641

Irish DNA atlas

The following came to me via Peter Wise of the Shannon Archaeological & Historical Society . I realise there is probably a substantial overlap between the members of the Society and this forum. However, I think it is worth repeating. The letter below from the The Genealogical Society of Ireland & th...
by M. McNamara
Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Dispensary and Registrar's Districts
Replies: 23
Views: 38064

Re: Dispensary and Registration Districts

re the "Coolacasey" registration district. My GG parent's marriage and my GF's birth were registered in this district in the early 1850s. I talked to some Cooleycasey locals a while back about where this registration place could be. No-one had any idea. The only official building that existed in the...
by M. McNamara
Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Kilkishen National School: Group photograph c.1945
Replies: 6
Views: 6239

Re: Kilkishen National School: Group photograph c.1945

Here's another group photo from Kilkishen N.S. The date is unknown, but possibly pre-independence as the board held by the boys is in English. The alphanumerics under the NS read A84 (or L) and N2. The boys are dressed in a quasi-military type uniform with boots, puttees, heavy duty trousers and jac...