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The 1918 Register of Electors for the Unit of Clifden and the Unit of Derrylea

The 1918 Register of Electors for the Unit of Clifden and the Unit of Derrylea

Kathleen Villiers-Tuthill The 1918 Register of Electors for Clifden town and forty-seven surrounding townlands is reproduced here by kind permission of John Stanley of Market St, Clifden. The register gives the names of those eligible to vote in general and local elections, it also gives their townland of residence and […]

December 3, 2018 × 0 comments

Historical Events

History of Clifden

History of Clifden

John D’Arcy (1785 – 1839)John D’Arcy founded Clifden in 1812. At the time, he was just twenty-six years of age, married and the father of three sons. He was also the proprietor of an estate that covered over 17,000 acres on the west coast of Connemara. The lands had been […]

February 10, 2015 × 7 comments

Genealogy

Cancelled Land Books for Errismore and Ballyconneely districts for the period 1872-1891.

Kathleen Villiers-Tuthill

December 8, 2018 × 0 comments

Genealogy

Register of Dail Electors, Local Government Electors and Seanad Electors, and lists of General and Special Jurors for the year 1927-28, Clifden

Register of Dail Electors, Local Government Electors and Seanad Electors, and lists of General and Special Jurors for the year 1927-28, Clifden

Kathleen Villiers-Tuthill I am grateful to John Stanley for bringing this register to light and for allowing us publicise it. :

December 3, 2018 × 0 comments

Genealogy

Local Townlands- Online Resources

Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

August 14, 2018 × 0 comments

Ongoing Research

Connemara Descendants Gathering

Connemara Descendants Gathering

Connemara Descendants Gathering 11th – 16th September 2015 Clifden, Connemara, Co. Galway The history and heritage filled town of Clifden will host the Connemara Descendants Gathering from Friday 11th – Wednesday 16th September, 2015. The gathering will be officially opened by Cllr. Peter Roche, Cathaoirleach, Galway County Council. All Connemara […]

February 28, 2015 × 12 comments

Family Stories

The Olden Days in Connemara: Nees, Collins, Mannions, Tooles

The Olden Days in Connemara: Nees, Collins, Mannions, Tooles

I have many unanswered questions about the olden days in Connemara.  Perhaps writing will help to crystalise them and assist in the process of answering some. Having, now, some rudimentary knowledge about my forebears I can’t help but wonder about the day to day quality of their lives. What was […]

February 28, 2015 × 10 comments

Genealogy

Clifden Men in the British Navy

Clifden Men in the British Navy

Clifden Rules the Waves: The story of Clifden men in the greatest Navy on earth (1872-1922) By Steven Dolan  The expansion of the British Empire in the nineteenth century owed as much to the dominance of the Royal Navy, as to perhaps any other military or indeed political factor. The […]

February 10, 2015 × 2 comments

Family Stories

Lacey and Faherty Family Story

Lacey and Faherty Family Story

Lacey and Faherty Family Story by Mary Lydon Simonsen   I saw on the Clifden/Connemara site that you are interested in emigration stories for those who went to North America as part of the Tuke’s Emigration Scheme. This is my family’s story.   My great, great grandparents, Michael and Bridgit Mulkerin […]

February 10, 2015 × 6 comments
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