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 Forum: Clare Past   Topic: Four airmen buried in Miltown Malbay, December 1941

Posted: Sun May 17, 2009 8:52 pm 

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I should probably have posted the full story of the Doonbeg air crash here as well as sending photocopies to Paddy C. He summarised the story as follows in an e-mail to me: The account of the survival of Sgt. Masterson was particularly moving. Imagine it ! The guy crawls out of the sea, exhausted an...

 Forum: Clare Past   Topic: Augusta Blood dies 25-Jan-1860

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:45 pm 

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Augusta was Maria Augusta Persse. See Blood pedigree at http://bloodfamilytree.com/blood_cranagher.php If the date of birth there is correct, she married very young; the indexes at http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1408347;p=collectionDetails;t=searchable reveal that she marrie...

 Forum: Clare Past   Topic: Rev. Huleatt (Ballyvaughan, Nenagh) returns wounded (1859)

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:39 pm 

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Yes, Paddy, the dates make it fairly obvious that your last two references are to the uncle, who, by his two wives, Ellen Pennefather and Eliza Brew, was (according to the 1892 letter) father of twenty-one children, only fourteen of whom reached maturity. The vicissitudes of the family continued bey...

 Forum: Clare Past   Topic: Rev. Huleatt (Ballyvaughan, Nenagh) returns wounded (1859)

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:46 pm 

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I have a transcript of a letter written in September 1892 by Rev. Hugh Brady Huleatt (1822-1898) which appears to refer to the above incident: on declaration of war in 1854 ... I applied for and obtained a Military Chaplaincy. I was sent in the Steam Transport `Prince' to the seat of war on the Heig...

 Forum: Clare Past   Topic: Looking for AUSTIN family FROM Kilrush co 'Clare

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:18 pm 

Replies: 24
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Don't waste your time making any more phone calls until Wednesday.

Everything in Ireland will be closed on Tuesday, March 17, because it is St Patrick's Day!

 Forum: Clare Past   Topic: Looking for AUSTIN family FROM Kilrush co 'Clare

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:41 pm 

Replies: 24
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I believe that you can order the certs using the form on the website at http://www.groireland.ie/ but I get them by visiting the office in the Irish Life Centre in Abbey Street in Dublin. There is a local office in Sandfield in Ennis where people in Clare get them. As far as I remember, the charge i...

 Forum: Clare Past   Topic: Looking for AUSTIN family FROM Kilrush co 'Clare

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:29 am 

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Dear Stuart You have found out an awful lot in the four days since your first post! I'm curious to know who did the research which you quoted in your second post. I thought at first that I was reading a report from the Clare Heritage Centre in Corofin, but the `somewhere in the house' reference sugg...

 Forum: Clare Past   Topic: Looking for AUSTIN family FROM Kilrush co 'Clare

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:32 am 

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Dear Stuart I have distant cousins named Austin in west Clare, where Austin is a very unusual name, so your message caught my eye. A search for John Austins of County Clare at http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1408347;p=collectionDetails;t=searchable suggests that these are you...

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

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:06 am 

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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...

 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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...
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