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 Forum: Clare Past   Topic: McDermotts of Cooraclare area & Shragh

Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:14 am 

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Mrs Crotty was the daughter of Michael Markham and Margaret Keane (see 1901 census of Gower North). Con Colbert's mother was Norah Josephine MacDermott, daughter of the famous schoolteacher Cornelius (Connor) MacDermott and his wife Catherine Breen: April 26, at Corraclare, county Clare...Michael, s...

 Forum: Clare Past   Topic: News items for Ennis, central Clare, and undetermined places

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:30 am 

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A couple of slight corrections to one of the marriage notices posted by Sharon above: December 2, at Cratloe Church, by the Rev. M. O'Connor, P.P., of Clare Abbey, Joseph P. CUFFE, Esq., eldest son of Laurence Cuffe, Esq., of Alma-terrace, Monkstown, to Jane O'Brien, third daughter of Augustine MORA...

 Forum: Clare Past   Topic: News items for Ennis, central Clare, and undetermined places

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:49 am 

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It should not be a surprise that Jane O'Brien Moran was named after her mother: http://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/coclare/genealogy/odavoren/notes.htm has a tombstone inscription: Inserted into the east gable, in south-east angle of the chancel of the old church of Noughaval, is a slab with the follo...

 Forum: Clare Past   Topic: Macinerney of Blakemount, co. Clare and Australia in WWI

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:27 am 

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Margaret Mary (Madge) Macinerney, daughter of John McInerney and Bridget O'Halloran McInerney, was born 16 Jun 1879 at Blakemount, in the townland of Knockatermon, co. Clare - see IGI at http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/igi/individual_record.asp?recid=100291071762 Thanks to Paddy Casey for det...

 Forum: Clare Past   Topic: News items for Ennis, central Clare, and undetermined places

Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:40 pm 

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Thanks, Sharon. I will look up that Other Clare article when I get a chance. I didn't realise when I posted the Cuffe information above that there was a triangle of marriages between Frosts, Morans and Cuffes: On 23 Jan 1855, James Frost M.R.I.A., the famous Clare historian, married Bedelia Moran. O...

 Forum: Clare Past   Topic: News items for Ennis, central Clare, and undetermined places

Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:01 pm 

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Hi Sharon I have now read the Other Clare article and followed up some of the references to Ivar O'Brien's `O'Brien of Thomond'. (Maurice Cuffe's daughter Elizabeth m. 8 Feb 1652 Joseph Deane; their daughter Elizabeth Deane married as her second husband the widowed Sir Donough O'Brien, 1st Bt., of D...

 Forum: Clare Past   Topic: Fr. Thomas Shannon, Clare to Philadelphia

Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 5:04 pm 

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Sharon Your "not researching ..." postings are forming an invaluable archive for other researchers. 1. A couple of days ago, Michael McNamara asked whether my Frost research had uncovered any information about the O'Grady/Frost family of Brookland (Brooklyn?) commemorated at another St. Jo...

 Forum: Clare Past   Topic: Macinerney of Blakemount, co. Clare and Australia in WWI

Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 5:22 pm 

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Information newly digitised at naa.gov.au: On 13 Mar 1921, Madge send a handwritten letter, from 39 Raglan Street, East St. Kilda, directly to the Honorable A. S. Rodgers, Acting Minister for Repatriation, relative to her desire to obtain assistance in business, but including lots of fascinating bac...

 Forum: Clare Past   Topic: Barack Obama's Clare connection

Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:11 am 

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I think this Clare connection is spurious and results from a failure to realise that the boundaries of the DIOCESE of Killaloe extend far beyond the TOWN of Killaloe and indeed far beyond the boundaries of the COUNTY of Clare. The original research on Obama's Irish roots can be read at http://www.en...

 Forum: Clare Past   Topic: Barack Obama's Clare connection

Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:39 am 

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Thanks for the extra information, Sharon. While I live within sight of St Flannan's Cathedral, Killaloe, I must admit that I don't know as much as I should about its history - but I was surprised to read that it was "then in C of I hands although later again a RC property". It is firmly in...

 Forum: Clare Past   Topic: catherine spellissy

 Post subject: Re: catherine spellissy
Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:23 am 

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I had a quick look at http://pilot.familysearch.org but cannot find a match for the marriage - there is an entry for Catherine Spellissy in Ennis in the second quarter of 1927, but no matching entry for John McPolin. There are only 10 entries for McPolin in Leitrim, Ireland, all of which appear to b...

 Forum: Clare Past   Topic: Barack Obama's Clare connection

Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:50 am 

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The plot thickens: The often notoriously unreliable Clare Champion on 23 Jan 2009 published a report by Peter O'Connell entitled `President Obama's link with Killaloe' which states: `Joseph Kearney ... married Sarah Healy ... in Killaloe in 1761. The wedding ceremony was held in an establishment bel...

 Forum: Clare Past   Topic: John Joseph Markham and Mary Sullivan Markham

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:19 pm 

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Michael O'Brien of Creegh South married Bridget Markham shortly before the start of civil registration in 1864. Bridget appears as a widow in the 1901 census living with three sons in Creegh South; see http://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/coclare/genealogy/1901census/creegh_ded_creegh_south82_11.htm Bri...

 Forum: Clare Past   Topic: John Joseph Markham and Mary Sullivan Markham

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:21 am 

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Once you get used to the standard Irish naming patterns (e.g. first two girls after their grandmothers, third girl after her mother; first two boys after their grandfathers; third boy after his father), the repetition of names actually makes things easier, not harder!

 Forum: Clare Past   Topic: Newspapers online via National Library of Australia

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:06 am 

Replies: 2
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It never ceases to amaze me how widely it is reported that Shackleton the explorer was born in Kilkee, Co. Clare; it is now well-known that he was from Kilkea, Co. Kildare. There is even a `Shackleton Terrace, Kilkee' named after him, some of the locals having fallen for the incorrect version of the...
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