Genealogy

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

Genealogy

Tracing Your Roots in North-West Connemara

Tracing Your Roots in North-West Connemara

This resource is intended to serve as a repository of sources, and a guide to those who wish to trace their family history in the region. Sources vary from easily accessible online records, to more specialized local sources and national archival resources. Genealogical research is becoming easier and more popular […]

January 30, 2014 × 17 comments

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

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 […]

August 28, 2012 × 6 comments