Thursday, 14 December 2017

CLARE ROOTS SOCIETY.. " MARIAN AVENUE 1956-2017 'A SOCIAL, SPORTING AND PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY' OLLIE BYRNES













 " MARIAN AVENUE 1956-2017 
'A SOCIAL, SPORTING 
AND 
PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY'   
by OLLIE BYRNES


The book launch was a great success, very well attended and Ollie Byrne's book was very well received. You can contact the secretary, Larry Parks, at secretary@clareroots.org for further information.

This is just the latest in a large number of publications presented by, or in conjunction with, Clare Roots Society. For more on Clare Roots Society, please see clareroots.org

You can become a member of this very industrious society by contacting the secretary as above. A moderate fee is charged for those living in Ireland and for those outside of Ireland, you can join for free... that entitles you to regular updates on all the work that is done by CRS, upcoming events, publications, etc. and keeps you in touch with this hard working group.













Sunday, 3 December 2017

NOVEMBER 2017 ADDITIONS TO THE IGP ARCHIVES







A quiet month - but we still got a lot online.
Thanks go to all our volunteers!
Happy Christmas to all :)
~Chris (Christina Hunt)

CAVAN, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Drung Old Cemetery (Updated)
Laragh (CoI) New Graveyard
Ballyjamesduff (CoI) Graveyard
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/cavan/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

DONEGAL, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Alt Upper, Presbyterian Church Graveyard
Raymoghy (CoI) Graveyard, Manorcunningham
Stranorlar, Parish Church (CoI) Graveyard Part 1(Updated)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/donegal/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

DUBLIN, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Mt Jerome, Dublin - Part 181
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/photos/tombstones/mt-jerome-ndx4.htm

DUBLIN
, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Deansgrange Cem., St. Anne's Section, Pt. 8
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/photos/tombstones/deansgrange-ndx.htm

DUBLIN, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Golden Bridge Cemetery - Part 3 (H-L)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/photos/tombstones/golden-bridge.htm

LEITRIM, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Gortletteragh Cem., Cloone  (Additional)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/leitrim/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

MONAGHAN & FERMANAGH, Genealogy Archives - Church Records
Clones Registers, Burials 1811-1814 (E. Division)
MONAGHAN & FERMANAGH, Genealogy Archives - Church Records
Clones Registers, Marriages 1826-1829 (Eastern Division)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/monaghan/church.htm

MONAGHAN,  Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Corlea Presbyterian Graveyard
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/monaghan/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

ROSCOMMON, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Bumlin Cem., Strokestown
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/roscommon/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

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

TYRONE,
 Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Fivemiletown Cemetery (Additional)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/tyrone/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

WATERFORD,  Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Johns Hill, Waterford City - Parts 1-3
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/waterford/photos/tombstones/johns-hill.htm

WEXFORD,  Genealogy Archives - Newspapers
Work House Admissions & Deaths, Assorted
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/wexford/news.htm



Friday, 10 November 2017

CLARE CHATTER Nov, 2017





OLD KILFARBOY SOCIETY MILTOWN MALBAY


The second lecture in the 2017-2018 Old Kilfarboy Lecture Series will take place on Tuesday night 14 November at the Malbay Hotel, Miltown Malbay at 8PM. Please see attached poster for further details.



CLARE ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY

'The Holy Wells of Clare' – a talk by Michael Houlihan. 
This talk gives a brief history of sacred springs, an overview of Clare well types, a discussion on the protocol and customs at wells and a review of holy wells in the Ennis area.

Lecture takes place on Tuesday 14th November in the Old Ground Hotel, Ennis, at 8pm. Lectures are free to members, €5 for non-members. New members are always welcome. 
Hope you can join us.

Enquiries to fogorman51@gmail.com 

Friday, 3 November 2017

OCTOBER ADDITIONS TO THE IGP ARCHIVES










We have a lot of new files added this month. We have one from Limerick. We haven't heard from Limerick in awhile. :)

**We have gone over 120,000 headstones - so that is exciting.**

If you are good at puzzles and would like to tackle some old, hard headstones. I have lots waiting for a brave person.
If you would like to volunteer - email me at chrisnina@gmail.com

ARMAGH, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Ballymacnab Old Graveyard - McKee & McParlan
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/armagh/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

CAVAN, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Kill New Graveyard
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/cavan/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

DONEGAL, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Holy Trinity Church Graveyard, Carrigart
Donaghmore, St. Patrick's (CoI)
Meenglass(CoI) Diocese of Raphoe
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/donegal/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

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

DUBLIN, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Mt. Jerome, Pts 178, 179 & 180 (w/ vaults & input from Cem. Office)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/photos/tombstones/mt-jerome-ndx4.htm

DUBLIN, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Golden Bridge Cemetery, Part 2 (D-G)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

FERMANAGH, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Magheracross Parish Church Graveyard, Ballinamallard
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/fermanagh/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

GALWAY, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Rahoon Cemetery
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/galway/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

LEITRIM, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Carrigallen R.C. Graveyard
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/leitrim/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

LIMERICK, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Mungret Graveyard
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/limerick/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

MONAGHAN & FERMANAGH, Genealogy Archives - Church Records
Clones Par. Registers, Burials 1819-1821 (W. Div.)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/monaghan/church.htm

ROSCOMMON, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Ballinlough Graveyard (CoI)
Elphin Cathedral
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/roscommon/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

SLIGO, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Court Abbey - Section C
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/sligo/photos/tombstones/court-abbey.htm

SLIGO, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Kilmorgan Burial Ground
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/sligo/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

TYRONE, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Urney Cemetery, Parts - Completed
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/tyrone/photos/tombstones/urney/index.htm

WATERFORD, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
St. Otteran's, Waterford City, Part 8
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/waterford/photos/tombstones/otterans-ndx.htm

WESTMEATH, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Moate, St. Mary's (CoI)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/westmeath/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

WEXFORD, Genealogy Archives - Newspapers
Workhouse Entries & Deaths 31 Aug 1867 & Feb 1862
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/wexford/news.htm

WICKLOW, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Greenane, Main Cemetery, Part 2
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/wicklow/photos/tombstones/markers.htm


Christina
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/
https://www.facebook.com/IrelandGenealogyProjects
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Thursday, 2 November 2017

CLARE ROOTS SOCIETY presents 'WOMEN OF CLARE' ( LUCILLE ELLIS) & 'DRUMCLIFF [Section B]' (FLAN HEHIR)





CLARE ROOTS SOCIETY
presents 
two 'must have' books for those interested in the history of 
Co Clare.

 The book launch for both volumes will take place on
Thursday, November 9, 2017
at 8pm at 
the Old Ground Hotel

 Women of Clare is the third book for Lucille Ellis... her previous books have been Bindon Street and Bank Place and Ennis at Work in the 19th Century.

Women of Clare tells of the lives of 16 women who had a great influence in lives all over the world. These women came from all walks of life, from all manner of occupations.

Drumcliff (Section B) is the second publication for Flan Heir. His first was The Turnpike. Flan had the asssitance of his wife, Bella, in recording the gravestones, quite a mammoth task, considering the book contains 535 gravestones, covering names and dates of 1,135 people. 

It also includes a selection of obituaries from local newspapers covering the years from 1967-2016, which give a great deal more about family connections. The research was complemented by the use of drone technology to record the location of grave plots.

You can read full details with regards to both books in the article below. Please click on it to enlarge.




You can read the list of Clare Roots Publications here 
http://www.clareroots.org/index.php/publications

For details re purchase, you can contact  secretary@clareroots.org

Monday, 30 October 2017




CLARE ROOTS SOCIETY

 is holding a 
REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY 
for
CARMODY'S HOTEL TRAGEDY
 as follows



Mass of Remembrance, 11:30 a.m. Ennis Cathedral 
followed by 
12:30 p.m. Launch of New Book by Clare Roots on 'Carmody's Hotel' 
at Ennis Parish Centre (rear of Cathedral). 

An Ecumenical Wreath Laying Ceremony 
at 2:00 p.m. by Remembrance Plaque 
at Carmody's Hotel Site (YOLO's) 
concludes the event.

Event Date:    14th January 2018

Contact Details:    
Secretary, Clare Roots Society secretary@clareroots.org

Thursday, 26 October 2017

MORE NEWS ON ROCK STAR GENEALOGISTS... 2017 for CANADA and AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND




WEDNESDAY, 25 OCTOBER 2017

Rockstar Genealogists 2017: Canada


Join me in congratulating the top Canadian Rockstar Genealogists 2017. The list comprises the six receiving most votes of the twelve nominated.

1. Gail Dever
2. Dave Obee
3. Lorine McGinnis Schulze
4. Glenn Wright
5. David Pike
6. Lynn Palermo

WEDNESDAY, 25 OCTOBER 2017

Rockstar Genealogists 2017: Australia and New Zealand


Join me in congratulating following top genealogists from Australia and New Zealand who received most votes as Rockstar Genealogists 2017. The list comprises the five receiving most votes of the ten nominated. 

1. Michelle Patient
2. Jill Ball
3. Helen V Smith
4. Chris Goopy
5. Alona Tester
Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

ENNIS BOOK CLUB FESTIVAL NEWSLETTER



The annual Ennis Book Club Festival will back from 02-04 March 2018


Ennis Book Club Festival 02-04 March 2018

The annual Ennis Book Club Festival is back from 02-04 March 2018. Just 18 weeks to go! Time to plan that spring journey to Ennis for our annual feast of reading and friendship at Ireland's only dedicated Book Club Festival.

We've lots of exciting plans in the pipeline, which we'll unveil over the coming weeks as they are confirmed. To be the first in the know, make sure to follow us on Facebook andTwitter and register for our monthly newsletter on: www.ennisbookclubfestival.com

To kick-start the 2018 countdown, this October issue contains:


Look forward to seeing you in Ennis in 2018!  # EBCF2018


Ennis Book Club Festival Extra Event In Photos

See below a selection of photographs from Ennis Book Club Festival first ever Extra event – Roddy Doyle in conversation with Sinead Gleeson.


Book Your Festival Accommodation Early!

Book your Festival weekend accommodation early and avail of the following Early Bird Accommodation rates at our Ennis hotels.

Auburn Lodge Hotel: +353 65 682 1247

  • 2 nights B&B and 1 Evening Meal:
    (2nd March 2018 x 2 nights or 3rd March 2018 x 2 nights)
    1 person €99 / 2 people €170 / 3 people €255
     
  • 3 nights B&B and 1 Evening Meal: (2nd March 2018 x 3 nights)
    1 person €140 / 2 people €240 / 3 people €350
     
  • 1 nights B&B: (Saturday 3rd March 2018):
    1 person €79 / 2 people €95 / 3 people €119
10% Discount on the above prices if booked before 22nd December 2017.

Old Ground Hotel: +353 65 682 8127

  • 1 night B&B @ €120 single occupancy;
    €145 twin / double occupancy
  • 2 nights B&B and 1 Evening Meal @ €159 pps
One complimentary room booking for group bookings @ €159 pps rate of 10 bedrooms or more.

Temple Gate Hotel: +353 65 682 3300

  • €120 per night based on a 2 night stay or
    €135 on a 1 night stay (Room rate valid until 23 December 2017)
     

Hotel Woodstock: +353 65 689 9800

  • €90 B&B double/twin room
  • €75 B&B single room 
     

Treacys West County Hotel: +353 65 686 9600

  • Two Nights Bed & Breakfast with 1 Dinner on an evening of the guests choice priced at €99 per person sharing. A single supplement of €20 applies and therefore priced at €119 for single occupancy.
     

Be sure to quote Ennis Book Club Festival when making all bookings!
 


Man Booker Winner

George Saunder's Lincoln in the Bardo was announced as 2017 The MAN Booker winner yesterday. We are really looking forward to reading this!


Ennis Book Club Festival Recommends

'One of the year's most arresting, humbling and acute memoirs. It is a catch-in-the-throat, life-affirming work that you want to gulp down in one and recommend to all your friends. Fitzmaurice tells her story in sparkling prose that is as sinewy as her new sea-strengthened body, and as admirable and boundless as her spirit' Sunday Times

Ruth's tribe are her lively children and her filmmaker husband, Simon, who has Motor Neurone Disease and can only communicate with his eyes. Ruth's other 'tribe' are the friends who gather at the cove in Greystones, Co. Wicklow, and regularly throw themselves into the freezing cold water, just for kicks.

'The Tragic Wives' Swimming Club', as they jokingly call themselves, meet to cope with the extreme challenges life puts in their way, not to mention the monster waves rolling over the horizon. Swimming is just one of the daily coping strategies as Ruth fights to preserve the strong but now silent connection with her husband. As she tells the story of their marriage, via diagnosis to their current precarious situation, Ruth also charts her passion for sea swimming – culminating in a midnight swim under the full moon on her wedding anniversary.

An invocation to all of us to love as hard as we can, and live even harder, I Found My Tribe is an urgent and uplifting letter to a husband, family, friends, the natural world and the brightness of life.

Ruth will be speaking at the 2018 Ennis Book Club Festival, and it's always great when your book club has read some of the author's work.

Copyright © 2017 Ennis Book Club Festival, All rights reserved.
The Ennis Book Club Festival aims to promote and celebrate reading. Each year, readers both from Ireland and further afield, come to Ennis to share their love of all things book related. The Festival includes author readings, discussions, workshops and walking tours through the historic streets of Ennis. Over the past ten years, the Festival has become synonymous with quality programming, vibrant discussion and, most importantly, sheer 'good fun' in the Friendliest Town in Ireland.

Our mailing address is:
Ennis Book Club Festival
36 Willsgrove
Cahercalla Road
Ennis, Co Clare
Ireland

Add us to your address book

  
087 972 3647  |  085 784 2822
info@ennisbookclubfestival.com



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Committee@clareroots.org
http://clareroots.org/mailman/listinfo/committee_clareroots.org

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

SUPERSTAR GENEALOGISTS AWARDS FOR 2017 ANNOUNCED..







International, USA, Genetic Genealogy

Blaine Bettinger

With a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and JD postnominal awarded by Syracuse University College of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude in 2009, Blaine melds his practice as an intellectual property and technology attorney with his passion for genetic genealogy. His publications include The Family Tree guide to DNA testing and genetic genealogy and the co-authored Genetic genealogy in practice. As well as the science side, Blaine has drawn on his legal background in promoting a code of ethics for genetic genealogy practice. Find him on Twitter and Facebook including on the closed group Genetic Genealogy Tips & Techniques.

Australia/New Zealand

Michelle Patient

Australian by birth, Michelle’s science and engineering background has helped her develop research tips, which she shares regularly with the wider genealogy community in face to face presentations, in magazines, and over the Internet. She was President of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists 2012 – 2014, New Zealand Regional Representative for the Guild of One-Name Studies 2015 – present and Education Committee Member Society of Australian Genealogists. Michelle is particularly active on Facebook.

Canada

Gail Dever

Repeating in the Superstar Gold award position, Gail Dever writes daily about genealogy news, resources and issues facing the genealogy community at Genealogy à la carte and on a variety of social media. She is a popular speaker on social media and genealogy. A native of Toronto, resident of Montreal, Gail has a bachelor degree in French literature from Laval University and has held several senior positions in public affairs, including external communications and advertising. She manages the BIFHSGO website and was recently inducted into the Society Hall of Fame.

England, Scotland, Wales

Janet Few

Returning as a Gold Rockstar Genealogist, Janet writes that she prefers the term Family Historian. As The History Interpreter, she aims to bring history alive in a variety of ways, notably encouraging young people to become interested in the past, especially through living history or family history. Author and columnist for The In-Depth Genealogist Magazine, Janet teaches family and local history classes and is a tutor for Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Ltd. She is currently writing an historical novel.

Ireland

Maurice Gleeson

Repeating as a Superstar genealogist, with a background as psychiatrist, pharmaceutical physician and part-time actor, Maurice is widely known for his YouTube videos on genetic genealogy. He has organized the genetic genealogy lectures for Genetic Genealogy Ireland in Dublin and Who Do You Think You Are? Live in the UK since 2012. He is co-administrator for the Gleason/Gleeson, Spearin, Farrell, Irish Caribbean DNA and WW1 Missing Legacy projects.

CONGRATULATIONS
to all the 

SUPERSTAR GENEALOGISTS





Congratulations also to all winners, including all those nominated. You are all appreciated for your contributions to genealogy and family history.

Thank you to all who took the time to vote and make nominations in the first place. If your favourite ROCKSTAR wasn't in the list this year, then make sure you nominate them next year... candidates need at least two nominations to be included. There are many who work tirelessly as volunteers.. you know them, why not nominate them...

 The biggest THANK YOU goes to John D. Reid who started with this idea over six years ago... This takes a lot of time and work to plan, organise and conduct. I hope John gets a chance to take a well earned rest now. 

Visit his blog at http://anglo-celtic-connections.blogspot.com/ and be sure to leave a comment.


Monday, 23 October 2017

ROCKSTAR GENEALOGISTS 2017.. SILVER AND BRONZE AWARDS ANNOUNCED









DIRECTLY FROM THE ORGANISER 
OF 
ROCKSTAR GENEALOGISTS FOR 2017,

John D. Reid
from 
ANGLO-CELTIC CONNECTIONS



Here are the 2017 Rockstar Genealogist "silver and bronze award winners."

International (also USA and genetic genealogists)
Silver: Judy G. Russell -- The Legal Genealogist
Bronze: CeCe Moore -- TheDNADetectives.com

The following awards are for genealogists living in or affiliated with the specified county or area.

Australia/New Zealand
Silver: Jill Ball -- Geniaus.
Bronze: Helen V. Smith -- Dragon Genealogy
              
Canada
Silver: Dave Obee -- CanGenealogy
Bronze: Lorine McGinnis Schulze -- Olive Tree Genealogy

England/Scotland/Wales
Silver: Debbie Kennett -- Cruwys news
Bronze: Chris Paton -- The GENES Blog

Ireland
Silver John Grenham -- Irish Roots 
Bronze: Claire Santry -- Irish Genealogy News

Congratulations to the award winners.

The "gold award-winners", Superstar Genealogists, will be posted tomorrow.


THANK YOU TO ALL WHO TOOK THE TIME TO VOTE.




Sunday, 22 October 2017

CLARE ROOTS SOCIETY BOOK LAUNCHES 16th November, 2017






BOOK LAUNCH

CLARE ROOTS SOCIETY WILL LAUNCH 2 NEW BOOKS


Thursday 9th November

8 pm. Maguire Suite

Old Ground Hotel


Drumcliff Section B
By Flan Hehir
This will be CRS 3 Book recording the Burials in Drumcliff Cemetery
Women of Clare
By Lucille Ellis
Women of exceptional talents who gave of themselves to serve others
Next Lecture

Tracing your Australian relations
By Debra Carter
Thursday 16th November 2017
8 pm Old Ground Hotel

Debra Carter has worked with Ancestry Pro Genealogists in London since its inception in January last year. Her main areas of expertise are England and Australia, although she also researches Ireland, the United States, Canada and Norway. She is particularly interested in the movement of people between those countries and women's stories within that. Prior to working with ProGen, Debra owned and operated her own genealogy business in both London and Melbourne, teaching adult's genealogy, researching for private clients and volunteering at a local historical society. Her love of genealogy stemmed from her mother's interest and early research which she took over around ten years ago. Her genealogical education includes the Advanced Diploma in Local History from Oxford University and distinction completion of the Certificate in Family History from the Society of Australian Genealogists. Debra is also a full member of AGRA, the Association of Genealogists & Researchers in Australia.