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 Forum: Clare Past   Topic: DEENIHAN of Kilrush

 Post subject: Re: DEENIHAN of Kilrush
Posted: Sun May 15, 2016 7:46 pm 

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The Gallipoli campaign had a devastating effect on one Kilrush family in August 1915. Thomas Deenihan died there on 11 Aug 1915 aged 28, leaving a widow and three children under five and a number of siblings, including Catherine, married to Martin McGrath, also away at war at the time, with three ch...

 Forum: Clare Past   Topic: Loop Head Heritage Trail

 Post subject: Loop Head Heritage Trail
Posted: Wed May 11, 2016 12:59 pm 

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There is a new Loop Head Heritage Trail website at
https://www.guidigo.com/Tour/Ireland/Ir ... b9DOEjPoY0
You can download the audio guide via the GuidiGO mobile app to your smartphone, completely free.

 Forum: Clare Past   Topic: Finucane's of Tarmon, Knock, county clare.

Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 1:40 pm 

Replies: 18
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There is another discussion of this family at
https://www.facebook.com/groups/countyc ... 028794994/

 Forum: Clare Past   Topic: niece/nephew = grandchild ?

Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:27 pm 

Replies: 41
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A Sligo/Mayo example: Mary Ellen O'Donnell was born on the Mayo side of the county boundary on 8 May 1898. Her mother died and her father remarried on 9 Feb 1900. Mary Ellen went to live with her maternal grandparents on the Sligo side of the county boundary after her mother's death, while her broth...

 Forum: Clare Past   Topic: Edward O'Shaughnessy's photos of Vandeleur Kilrush evictions

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:48 am 

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There are some very clear reproductions of eviction photographs from the Lawrence Collection at
http://mashable.com/2016/04/03/ireland-evictions/

 Forum: Clare Past   Topic: niece/nephew = grandchild ?

Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:05 pm 

Replies: 41
Views: 44715


Another example from Galway: http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Templetogher/Cartron_West/1382466/ Dan Reilly, a male school boy, was described by his grandparents as their "niece". In 1911, the form was clearly poorly edited before it was collected, so that the 48-yea...

 Forum: Clare Past   Topic: niece/nephew = grandchild ?

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:51 pm 

Replies: 41
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Another example: John Clancy was described as his maternal grandmother Bridget Cunningham's nephew in 1911 at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Clare/Killard/Killard/365208/ They were in separate households in the same townland in 1901: John: http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/page...

 Forum: Clare Past   Topic: Glynn family mystery still

Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 12:22 am 

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The general policy was to microfilm only pre-1880 church records. So for an 1886 baptism in most Clare parishes, you will have to either consult the original register in the parish or pay Clare Heritage & Genealogy Centre a large sum for whatever extract it made when allowed to borrow the origin...

 Forum: Clare Past   Topic: niece/nephew = grandchild ?

Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:31 pm 

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Here's another example from County Mayo: Anne McCann was described as a niece in her grandmother's household in 1901: http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Mayo/Swineford/Lagcurragh/1601152/ Only her uncle is left in the household in 1911: http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/...

 Forum: Clare Past   Topic: niece/nephew = grandchild ?

Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 12:20 am 

Replies: 41
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An unusual example from Mayo, where the granddaughters are described as "Niece" but their brother as "Grand Son":

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/p ... y/1600904/

 Forum: Clare Past   Topic: County Clare DNA

 Post subject: County Clare DNA
Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:39 pm 

Replies: 0
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If you are a customer of FamilyTreeDNA and have roots in county Clare, then please feel free to join the Clare Roots Society DNA project at
https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/cl ... ivity-feed
It was established on 19 November 2015 and already has 72 members.

 Forum: Clare Past   Topic: 1839 Parish Census Milltown Malbay

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:32 pm 

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The census has been moved from the links provided by mcreed above, or at least the URLs have become case-sensitive. The images are now at http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/clare/1images/Miltown_Malbay_Census/index.html The transcriptions are now at http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/clare/c...

 Forum: Clare Past   Topic: niece/nephew = grandchild ?

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:14 am 

Replies: 41
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Another example from Limerick: Patk. Mann was a "nephew" in his grandfather's household in 1901: http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Limerick/Patrick_s_Well/Ballyanrahan_West/1495707/ By 1911, his grandparents were gone, his uncle was head of household, but Patrick Mann was st...

 Forum: Clare Past   Topic: niece/nephew = grandchild ?

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:24 am 

Replies: 41
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Another example: http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Clare/Drumellihy/Ballynagum_West/1078620/ Margaret McGrath (18) is described as "niece" of William Carey (70). She was his granddaughter, daughter of Thomas McGrath (52) and Johanna Carey (50), who are at http://www.census.n...

 Forum: Clare Past   Topic: Conntae an Chláir a triocha agus a tuatha

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:55 pm 

Replies: 3
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Thanks, Sharon. Triocha (literally "thirties") and tuatha (literally "lands") were old administrative divisions, long pre-dating the division of Ireland into counties. There is an explanation at http://www.forgottenbooks.com/readbook_text/The_Gaelic_State_in_the_Past_Future_or_th...
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