Wednesday, 4 March 2015

FIND MY PAST FREE THIS WEEKEND 6-9TH MARCH, 2015


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Monday, 2 March 2015

GENEAPALOOZA: TIME TO SMILE


CLARE ROOTS SOCIETY ON IRISH TV


Irish TV paid a visit to the Clare Roots Society last week so if you are curious to know what a Clare Roots meeting looks like tune in to http://www.irishtv.ie/ and look at Clare Matters no 31. http://www.irishtv.ie/clare-matters-31/
All kinds of items of interest around Clare feature in their weekly programme and County Clare is one of the most popular of their programmes.

 This can be viewed globally. CRS starts around the 12.55 mark, but all is worth watching.


A FORGOTTEN LIMERICK MAN, SIR THOMAS MYLES







A FORGOTTEN LIMERICK MAN, SIR THOMAS MYLES


Lecture by 
Paddy Waldron
Monday March 9, 2015

Room T.1.17 in the TARA building at Mary Immaculate College




The next lecture in the Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society's spring lecture series will be entitled A Forgotten Limerick Man, Sir Thomas Myles, and will be given by society member Paddy Waldron.

Thomas Myles was born in Limerick in 1857, probably over the family shop in Catherine Street, and achieved fame in many fields including medicine, sports and politics before his death in Dublin in 1937. His dual roles as an establishment figure in Dublin and as a leading home ruler make him something of an enigma in Irish history. He graduated in medicine at Trinity College, practised as a surgeon in the leading Dublin hospitals and became professor of pathology and eventually president at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. His medical career resulted in a knighthood and the freedom of the city of Limerick by the time he reached his mid-forties. Later, he held the position of honorary surgeon in Ireland to King George V of England. As late as 1917, St. James's Palace made him a Commander of the Bath for services rendered in connection with the war.

On the other hand, Dr. Myles was involved in 1886 in the establishment of the Irish Protestant Home Rule Association, courted controversy during the 1899 election campaign for president of the RCSI because of his membership of the United Irish League, and in 1914 made his yacht, the Chotah, available to the Irish Volunteers' gun-running effort. This saw a consignment of rifles which had been purchased in Germany successfully landed, partly at Howth and partly by Myles himself at Kilcoole in County Wicklow on the eve of the outbreak of WWI. At Easter 1916 and throughout the troubled times which followed, Sir Thomas Myles earned a reputation for going to extraordinary lengths to prevent the wounded rebels whom he treated at the Richmond Hospital, such as Eamon Martin and Matt Brady, from falling into the hands of crown forces.

Paddy Waldron has degrees in mathematical sciences, economics and finance, but his current passions are genealogy and local history. He is chairperson of Clare Roots Society, PRO of Kilrush and District Historical Society and a member of numerous other genealogical and historical societies. He is distantly connected by marriage to the Myles family.
The lecture will take place at 8pm on Monday 9 March next in room T.1.17 in the TARA building at Mary Immaculate College.


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Sunday, 1 March 2015

NEW IN IGP ARCHIVES FEB. 2015







From Christina
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/
https://www.facebook.com/IrelandGenealogyProjects
https://twitter.com/IrishGenProject
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Lots of additions this month. We are adding Men who joined the Irish
Constabulary in 1848.
New in February  - Ireland Genealogy Archives

ANTRIM, Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
Irish Constabulary from Antrim - 1848
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/antrim/military.htm

CARLOW, Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
Irish Constabulary from Carlow - 1848
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/carlow/military.htm

CAVAN, Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
Irish Constabulary from Cavan - 1848
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/cavan/military.htm

CAVAN, Genealogy Archives Ballyconnell - Headstones
Tomregan Parish Church (CoI)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/cavan/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

CLARE, Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
Irish Constabulary from Clare - 1848
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/clare/military.htm

CLARE, Genealogy Archives - Memorial Cards
Lots from Kilrush added

DONEGAL, Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
Irish Constabulary from Donegal - 1848
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/donegal/military.htm

DUBLIN, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Deansgrange Cemetery, St. Mary's Section, Pts 6 & 7
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/photos/tombstones/deansgrange-ndx.htm

DUBLIN, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Mount Jerome, Dublin - Part 94 & 95
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/photos/tombstones/mt-jerome-ndx.htm

DUBLIN, Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
Irish Constabulary from Dublin - 1848
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/military.htm

KERRY, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Killiney Burial Ground, Castlegregory
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/kerry/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

KERRY, Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
Irish Constabulary from Kerry - 1848
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/kerry/military.htm

KILDARE, Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
Irish Constabulary from - Kildare 1848
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/kildare/military.htm

KILKENNY, Genealogy Archives - Miscellaneous
Electors for the Polling District of Callan; 1884-85
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/kilkenny/misc.htm

LEITRIM, Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
Irish Constabulary from Leitrim - 1848
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/leitrim/military.htm

LONDONDERRY, Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
Irish Constabulary from Londonderry - 1848
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/derry/military.htm

LONGFORD, Genealogy Archives - Headstones (partial)
Aughnacliffe Churh of Ireland Cem.
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/longford/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

LONGFORD, Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
Irish Constabulary from Longford - 1848
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/longford/military.htm

LOUTH, Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
Irish Constabulary from Louth - 1848
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/louth/military.htm

MAYO, Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
Irish Constabulary from Mayo - 1848
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/mayo/military.htm

MEATH, Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
Irish Constabulary from Meath 1848
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/meath/military.htm

ROSCOMMON, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Scramogue Cem. (R.C.) Strokestown (part)
& Strokestown Cemetery (RC) (part)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/roscommon/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

SLIGO, Genealogy Archives - Vital Records
Assorted Death Records 1869
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/sligo/vitals.htm

TYRONE, Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
Irish Constabulary from Tyrone - 1848
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/tyrone/military.htm

WATERFORD, Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
Irish Constabulary from Waterford - 1848
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/waterford/military.htm

WEXFORD, Genealogy Archives - Vital Records
Assorted deaths - 1869

WEXFORD, Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
Irish Constabulary from Wexford - 1848
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/wexford/military.htm

WICKLOW, Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
Irish Constabulary from Wicklow - 1848
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/wicklow/military.htm

WICKLOW, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Rosahane Graveyard - (More to come)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/wicklow/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

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PLEASE NOTE

We have finished adding Memorial Cards from Kay Clancy. These are mostly for 
Kilrush people.

Also just added men who joined the Irish Constabulary in 1848.

You can click in to both of these from our front page.
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/

Both are under February Additions.

Regards,
Christina

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