Archive for August, 2012

Journals & Articles

Land records, Rob Goodbody

Land records, Rob Goodbody

Land records, Rob Goodbody There are several types of records relating to land that can be of use to the genealogist or the local historian. Two of the most useful, as they cover the whole country, are valuation records and deeds. One source is the Tithe Applotment books, held in […]

August 29, 2012 × 1 comment

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Clifden’s contemporaries- New towns in late 18th and early 19th century Ireland, Rob Goodbody

Clifden’s contemporaries- New towns in late 18th and early 19th century Ireland, Rob Goodbody

There have been several periods in Irish history when significant numbers of towns were founded in a relatively short time scale, one being the so-called landlord towns of the 18th and 19th centuries. In essence, all towns were landlord towns, as all land was owned by someone, but the degree […]

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Connemara before Clifden: The Geology of Connemara, Ronán Hennessy

Connemara before Clifden: The Geology of Connemara, Ronán Hennessy

photo courtesy of fergal   A journey into Connemara is a journey into a landscape of spectacular scenery and ancient history. The natural backdrop of mountains, valleys, lakes and rivers in Connemara is the result of natural events that occurred over the last 600 million years since Connemara’s rocks first […]

August 29, 2012 × 1 comment

Genealogy

Genealogical sources at the National Archives of Ireland

Summary of Lecture given by Gregory O’Connor at Clifden bicentennial festival, 31 May 2012 The lecture aimed to give the audience an appreciation of the wide variety of records held by the National Archives containing genealogical information. The great loss of Irish genealogical records sustained by the burning of the […]

August 29, 2012 × 4 comments

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Tracing Ancestors who served in the British armed forces, by Simon Fowler

Tracing Ancestors who served in the British armed forces, by Simon Fowler

Paper delivered by Simon Fowler, a leading authority on family history, author of Tracing Your Naval Ancestors and currently working on a guide to First World War research Tracing ancestors who served in the British armed forces. Tens of thousands of Irish men (and a few women) have served in […]

August 29, 2012 × 1 comment

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Connemara, by Kevin Whelan

Connemara, by Kevin Whelan

Paper delivered by Kevin Whelan, Director of the Keough Naughton Centre of the University of Notra Dame, Dublin, at Connemara Before Clifden seminar held in Clifden on 26th May 2012. Connemara In 1756 it was noted of Connemara and the Joyce country that ‘wheeled carriages are not much used in […]

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Genealogy, Journals & Articles

Emigration from Connemara, by Gerard Moran

Emigration from Connemara, by Gerard Moran

Paper delivered by Dr Gerard Moran lecturer in the Dept of History, NUI Maynooth, at Uncovering Our Connemara Roots, a genealogical conference held in Clifden on 30th May – 1st June 2012. ‘In Search of a Better Way of Life’: Emigration from Connemara in the late Nineteenth Century. While an […]

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