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by Polycarp
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Carkill
Replies: 10
Views: 2698

Re: Carkill

Hi Kerry, Michael Mac Mahon, in an article on Ulster families in County Clare in "The Other Clare" in 2010, suggests that the Carkil family is of Ulster origin. Michael writes: "In the southern parts of the Burren another group of Northeners settled on the extensive 'Commons' which once formed part ...
by Polycarp
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Poteen (Poitín) making and the Irish Revenue Police
Replies: 2
Views: 8889

Re: Poteen (Poitín) making and the Irish Revenue Police

This newspaper notice gives information on illicit distillation in the Cratloe area in 1852. Reading this account, there is a similarity to contemporary newspaper accounts of 'grow houses' for cannabis in 2019. Polycarp. "Limerick Chronicle" 3rd March 1852 Illicit distillation is carried on to a con...
by Polycarp
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: The circus animals desertion
Replies: 0
Views: 13679

The circus animals desertion

The Clare Journal 19 September 1889 Escape of an elephant at Kildysart Considerable sensation was caused at Kildysart on Saturday last during the mid-day performance of Messrs Powell and Clarke's circus, in consequence of the escape of their female elephant, 'Juno.' The elephant rushed out of the ci...
by Polycarp
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: John Nash 1815-1880 and Jane Quilty- Kilrush
Replies: 9
Views: 4209

Re: John Nash 1815-1880 and Jane Quilty- Kilrush

The following news item, attributed to the "Clare Journal" of 17 September 1827, is given in Senan Scanlan's book "West and South Clare Newspaper Notes from c.1800 to 1950". It may be of interest. Polycarp "We understand that legal proceedings are to be commenced forthwith against the Rev. Michael C...
by Polycarp
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Children's home at St Joseph's Ennis
Replies: 2
Views: 2436

Re: Children's home at St Joseph's Ennis

Hi Anne, This is likely to be the former County Home in Ennis, which later became St Joseph's Hospital. Before it was the County Home, it was the Workhouse for the Union of Ennis. You should contact AIRR at the Department of Health and Children (if you haven't already) This is the Access to Institut...
by Polycarp
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Six Co. Clare Fenians (I.R.B.) remembered by John Devoy
Replies: 19
Views: 11633

Re: Six Co. Clare Fenians (I.R.B.) remembered by John Devoy

Eva O Cathaoir's book (2018) "Soldiers of Liberty" which is a study of Fenianism between 1858 and 1908 has information on these Fenians. It is a solid piece piece of historical research.

Polycarp
by Polycarp
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Reybauld family query
Replies: 2
Views: 21293

Re: Reybauld family query

Hi June, The following short newspaper article might be of some interest. Polycarp "Clare Freeman" 18 March 1865 On Thursday last, the body of a woman named Bridget Riebalt was found floating in the river near Clonroad Bridge. This woman has been missing for several weeks past. She had been a servan...
by Polycarp
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Verlins near Tulla - use of term Alias in Parish Register
Replies: 8
Views: 10678

Re: Verlins near Tulla - use of term Alias in Parish Registe

Two further Tulla Verlin references, from 1768 and 1769. "Limerick Chronicle" Thursday 29 September 1768 Marriage: Mr Malachy Ryan, Watchmaker, to Miss Verlin, of Tulla "Limerick Chronicle" Thursday 25 October 1769 To be sold, a parcel of choice mazard and beech trees, now standing and growing on th...
by Polycarp
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Verlins near Tulla - use of term Alias in Parish Register
Replies: 8
Views: 10678

Re: Verlins near Tulla - use of term Alias in Parish Registe

The following death notice appeared in the local papers in March 1853, referring to the Verlins of Cloondanagh, Tulla. 14 March 1853 On Wednesday last at Clondanagh [Cloondanagh], near Tulla, Mr Richard Verlin, aged 28 years, brother of Patrick R. Verlin, Grocer, of Broad-street, Limerick, leaving a...
by Polycarp
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Margaret Brew, 19th century Kilrush authoress
Replies: 35
Views: 68825

Re: Margaret Brew, 19th century Kilrush authoress

Hi Roy, I presume you have seen the entry on Barry Duncan Gibbons in Brendan O'Donoghue's book on the Irish county surveyors (pp. 183-184). The following newspaper entry from 1853 might be relevant, perhaps. The Limerick Chronicle Saturday 26 March 1853 By the death of Mrs Campbell, of Aghnish, Dunc...
by Polycarp
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Five female inmates of Kilrush workhouse, 1861
Replies: 0
Views: 13638

Five female inmates of Kilrush workhouse, 1861

It is a cause of great regret that admittance and discharge registers for the Clare workhouses have not come down to us. A report of a meeting of the Kilrush Board of Guardians ("Clare Freeman", Saturday 3 August 1861) gives us the names of five female inmates. All five women were enabled to leave t...
by Polycarp
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Kathleen Lillis
Replies: 7
Views: 8306

Re: Kathleen Lillis

Have a look in the 1901 census in the Liscannor area, beside Ennistymon. A family is entered under the name Lillas in the 1901 census in Knocknaraha , Killaspuglonane. See the Clare library census of Clare under 62/3 (D.E.D. Liscannor, townland of Knocknaraha). In the 1911 census (see the National A...
by Polycarp
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Convicts, transportation, tickets of leave
Replies: 4
Views: 4808

Convicts, transportation, tickets of leave

The following interesting newspaper notice appeared in the "Limerick Chronicle" on Wednesday 9 May 1860. THE TICKET OF LEAVE SYSTEM IN CLARE. We learn that a large number of convicts, who were transported from the county of Clare during the years of disturbance, have recently returned to that county...
by Polycarp
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: FITZGIBBON (Crusheen/Sranagalloon) to LOBURN, New Zealand
Replies: 30
Views: 32317

Re: FITZGIBBON (Crusheen/Sranagalloon) to LOBURN, New Zealan

Hi Shannon There is an estate rental in the county library in Ennis covering the years 1819 - 1822, as part of the O'Loghlen Papers. This rental includes Shranagalloon. Thomas Fitzgibbon is entered for the period 4 April 1820 up to 4th February 1822. It seems during this period he paid a grand total...
by Polycarp
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Irish nicknames used in Buffalo NY 1800s
Replies: 2
Views: 4131

Re: Irish nicknames used in Buffalo NY 1800s

Thank you Sharon for this most interesting list.

If anyone can inform me what first name is designated by the male nickname or pet-name Lott, I would be most grateful

Polycarp