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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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...
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