Wednesday, 25 January 2017

100,000 GRAVESTONE PHOTOS --FREE OF CHARGE...IRELAND GENEALOGY PROJECTS ARCHIVE


TO ALL THE WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS

WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE SENSATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT OF SHARING

ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND,
THAT'S RIGHT,

100,000 GRAVESTONE PHOTOS
free of charge...

on 
Ireland Genealogy Projects Archive








Who knows how many researchers they have helped.

CONGRATULATIONS
 to each and every one of you, 
contributors, organisers, coordinators..
we owe you so much.

 You are all stars...






THE ROLE OF TURF IN FAMILY LIFE IN WEST CLARE : KILRUSH AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOC. - Clara Hoyne












KDHS Lecture: THE ROLE OF TURF IN FAMILY LIFE IN WEST CLARE

  • 31 January at 20:0021:00 UTC
    Next Week
  • Teach Ceoil, Grace Street, Kilrush, County Clare



Clara Hoyne's lecture entitled "Drawing home the turf: the role of turf in family life in West Clare" will examine the economic, social and cultural impact that turf had in the area and its contribution to life in west Clare.

Bog and turf were in abundance in County Clare, especially in the west which had vast areas of blanket bog. Little has been recorded about the history of turf cutting, but Clara's research provides rich material regarding turf in agriculture and in daily family life.

Interviews were conducted by the author in the course of the research as well as exploring the National Folklore Collection and the local oral history repository, Cuimhneamh an Chláir.

The findings confirm that turf played a vital part in all aspects of life in west Clare and sustained many families, in a range of trades and in an area with poor agricultural land. This study demonstrates the central role that turf played in the local economy. The talk will examine some aspects of turf harvesting, including its transport by boat, train and road; turf in family and home life and the general traditions and culture of turf cutting.

Clara Hoyne undertook an MA in History of Family in 2013, pursuing her interest in genealogy and social history. She has recently retired as secretary of the Clare Roots Society having served a number of years in that role. During her time as secretary she was involved in many projects; editing many of the publications, organising community training for recording the graveyards of County Clare and organising three successful family history conferences attracting attendees from the UK, the US and Australia. More recently she contributed several articles to a local history publication in Clarecastle. Having since changed her research focus, she is currently a PhD researcher in Psychology in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.

KDHS lectures are free to members, EUR5 for non-members. New members are welcome. The annual membership fee (July-June) is EUR20.


You can contact the Society here...



















Sunday, 22 January 2017

DESCENDANTS OF 'BRIDE SHIP' ORPHAN GIRLS SOUGHT





CLARE CHAMPION FRIDAY, JAN 20, 2017

Please click on image to enlarge..

If you, or anyone you know of, are descended 
from one of the many orphan girls sent to Australia from Ireland in the 1800's, 
then this article could be of great interest to you.




Anyone interested in this project can make contact through Facebook at


You can contact Paula Kennedy direct at 


pkpaulakennedy  at  gmail.com




Tuesday, 10 January 2017

CLARE ROOTS SOCIETY NEEDS YOU...







 

Our wonderful secretary has retired, so the position of secretary to the most innovative and productive genealogy society is vacant.

If you would like to be part of this well respected group, one that is admired far and wide, and have first hand access to those with more answers about Irish family history and where to find those elusive records, than anyone else, then this is the position for you.

 CRS committee and members are living family history and absorbing local knowledge every day. What a great opportunity to be first on the spot. You will also make numerous contacts with experts and enthusiasts the world over, and get to meet many of those you admire.

Please contact chairperson@clareroots.org for further details. We welcome applications from all interested. The committee are all hands on and are all willing to help each other.

CRS meet just once a month with a break over the summer months.

We are looking forward to hearing from you.






CLARE ROOTS SOCIETY LECTURE - JAN 19, 2017






CLARE ROOTS SOCIETY LECTURE



Thursday 19th January 8pm 
Old Ground Hotel



“ THE HISTORY OF THE BRADY-BROWNES OF NEWGROVE, TULLA”



By 

David Brady-Browne



David is the last member of the Brady-Browne family living in Ireland. 

He spent three years tracing the family history and genealogy of one of East Clare’s best known families, from the 1600’s right up to the present day. 

His family played a prominent role in the life of the Tulla region and served with distinction in the sporting field, the military and public service. 

David will talk of his personal journey researching his family and will give an exceptional record of the family going back eleven generations.


His talk includes a mention of Montfort Browne of Newgrove, a key personality in the American War of Independence, a General in the American Army and Governor of the Bahamas.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

ADDITIONS TO IGP ARCHIVES - DECEMBER 2016,/JANUARY 2017...



KILDARE, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Quaker Burial Ground, Ballitore
White Abbey, Kildare Town (part)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/kildare/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

KILKENNY, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
St. Canice Headstones, Kilkenny (update)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/kilkenny/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

LEITRIM, Genealogy Archives -
Gortletteragh Cemetery, Cloone
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/leitrim/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

LONGFORD, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Old Killoe Graveyard
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/longford/index.htm

LOUTH, Genealogy Archives - Land
Drogheda Rentals & Properies 1835; pg 6-10
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/louth/land.htm

SLIGO, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Sligo Cem. - Middle Pt. Section D (I-Z)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/sligo/photos/tombstones/sligo-cem.htm

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

SLIGO CITY CEMETERY... ADDITIONS TO HEADSTONE PHOTOS BY IGP






















More for Sligo City Cemetery! Just added 147 more for Part D Middle Section. http://bit.ly/2gZsczF 
The cemetery has New, Middle & Old sections which describe the time frames for the headstones. Almost 2500 photos for this cemetery to date!








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