Tuesday, 19 March 2019

CITY OF KALGOORLIE-BOULDER HISTORY AND HERITAGE .... IRISH ROLL OF HONOUR 1914-1918




Since Patrick Hannan, Thomas Flanagan and Daniel Shea found gold here in 1893, the Goldfields has been home to many fine Irish men and women. 

There was a strong Irish community on the Goldfields when the First World War began in August 1914 and many enlisted to fight in the Australian Imperial Force. 

One man of note, Victoria Cross winner John Carroll, was born in Brisbane, Queensland to two Irish parents and was living at Kurrawang before joining the A.I.F. 

The men listed below, are those currently known to have been born in Ireland and were living on the Goldfields immediately prior to enlisting or enlisted here (but were living elsewhere or address unknown). 


If you know of any more service personnel with a connection to the Emerald Isle we would be grateful if you would let us know at the site below....

 or you could go to the Facebook Page
for
City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder History and Heritage


Saturday, 2 March 2019

ADDITIONS to IGP Archives FEBRUARY 2019






IGP Update for February - a lot for County Clare from new volunteers.

Ireland Genealogy Projects - Archives
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/

CAVAN, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
St. Mogues (R.C.), Bawnboy (part)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/cavan/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

CLARE, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Ennistymon, Old Cemetery Pts 1 & 2
Holy Rosary Graveyard, Doolin
Kilshanny Cemetery
Kilnamona Old Cemetery (O'KEEFFE)
Kilnamona, St. Josephs R.C. Graveyard (O'KEEFFE)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/clare/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

FERMANAGH, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
St. Mary's R.C. Graveyard Teemore
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/fermanagh/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

MAYO, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Bohola, St. Joseph's Cemetery
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/mayo/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

ROSCOMMON, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Caldra Cemetery, Elphin
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/roscommon/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

Thanks,
Christina
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/
https://www.facebook.com/IrelandGenealogyProjects
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Monday, 18 February 2019

REMINDER: CLARE ROOTS MEETING ON THURSDAY AND NOTICE OF MARCH MEETING TOPIC





REMINDER OF OUR NEXT MEETING
8 pm Thursday 21st February 2019
Maguire Suite
Old Ground Hotel
    BODYKE EVICTIONS
   by John S. Kelly
The Land War in Ireland was a period of unrest when tenant farmers fought for fairer rents and better conditions. The unrest began in the 1870's and would continue for nearly three decades. The farmers were led by an organisation known as the Land League. It was founded by Michael Davitt and its campaign centred on achieving "the three Fs": Fair rent, Fixity of tenure and Free Sale.
One of the most dramatic events of the Land War took place in Bodyke, Co. Clare, during the 1800's. The O'Callaghan family owned 4,842 acres of land in Co. Clare. 
In 1879, a group campaigning for tenants' rights suggested that because of poor economic conditions in Ireland landlords should be asked to reduce their rents. However, tenants on the O'Callaghan estate were not satisfied with the reductions granted them. Prior to 1879, landlord-tenant relations on the estate had been good but they began to deteriorate until a boycott was called against Colonel O'Callaghan in 1880.
A protest demonstration organised by the Land League in Scariff, in November 1880, attracted over 10,000 people. It was decided at the demonstration that tenants would refuse to pay rack rents or take land which had been left vacant when another tenant was evicted.  
O'Callaghan was not to be swayed though. Indeed, he felt that any attempt by peasants to organize themselves and protest was a crime in itself.
On June 1, 1881, Colonel O'Callaghan and 150 police arrived at Bodyke to serve legal documents to 26 tenants for non-payment of rent. A large crowd gathered in the village, some carrying sticks. One villager, John Moloney died when he was struck by a policeman.
In 1881, the Land Act was passed. It gave tenants better security. Rents were fixed for fifteen years and tenants who paid this rent would be protected by law and compensated for any improvements they carried out on their rented property. In 1909, the Land Commission acquired the Bodyke section of the O'Callaghan estate and tenants eventually purchased their own farms.

John S. Kelly is a History graduate of N.U.I. Galway and was Principal of Scariff Community College up to his retirement in 2000. He is the author of the "Bodyke Evictions" which focused on the role played by the Bodyke tenants of Colonel John O'Callaghan, Maryfort, Tulla, in the overthrow of the landlord system in Ireland.

MEETING NOTICE
 8 pm Thursday 21st March 2019
Maguire Suite
Old Ground Hotel
  Interpreting names in the Limerick House of Industry in the 18th Century
   by Dr. David Fleming
Reading and interpreting names: challenges from an eighteenth-century source
The talk will examine the difficulties of interpreting first names and surnames from the register of the Limerick House of Industry, an institution established to alleviate poverty in the region. Between 1774 and 1793, several hundred people were admitted, many of whom came from Co. Clare. Some entered as individuals, while others came in family of kinship groups. Identifying these groups is not always straight forward. The talk will demonstrate how such sources can be deciphered.  
Dr David Fleming course director for the MA in Local History at the University of Limerick. He is a specialist in eighteenth-century Irish political and social history. 
Another Reminder
Membership Fee of €20 for 2018/2019 season is now overdue; 
you can pay on the night of the Clare Roots Meeting 
to our Treasurer Dolores at the door
OR
pay on-line thru PayPal using the 'Donate Button' on the Home Page 
of the Clare Roots Society website (http://www.clareroots.org/).


Larry Parks
Secretary,
Clare Roots Society

Saturday, 16 February 2019

NEW RECORDS FOR COUNTY OFFALY AND COUNTY LAOIS



IFHF

New records for County Offaly and County Laois 
The Irish Family History Foundation are pleased to announce that Irish Midlands Ancestry have added 18,000 records for Laois (Queen's County) and Offaly (King's County) to their databases at www.laois.rootsireland.ie and www.offaly.rootsireland.ie. These records include:
  • Tullamore RC baptisms and marriages, 1900-1916
  • Census Laois and Offaly, 1659
  • King's County Chronicle, 1890-1895
  • King's County Electors, 1836
  • King's County Voters, 1829
  • Landholders, King's County, 1824
  • Landowners, King's County, 1876
  • Landowners, Queen's County, 1876
  • Queen's County Freeholders, 1758-75
  • Queen's County Voters, 1846
  • Rateable Occupiers of Geashill Barony (King's County), 1883-84
  • Subscribers Parsonstown Poor Relief Fund, 1855
To search these records, go to laois.rootsireland.ie or offaly.rootsireland.ie and select the 'Parish / District' or 'Source' from the drop down list. 

Please note, this is a paid site, with which I have no connection..
This is posted to show you what is available.


Friday, 1 February 2019

ADDITIONS TO IGP ARCHIVES - JANUARY 2019














Ireland Genealogy Projects - Archives
Here is the January update for the IGP Archives.

Many thanks to all the volunteers who work so hard to provide these records free for all.

ANTRIM Genealogy Archives - Wills
Wills from National Archives - London (Updated)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/antrim/wills.htm

CAVAN Genealogy Archives - Headstones
St. Michael's Graveyard, Potahee, Arvagh (Updated)
St. Patrick's R.C. Church Graveyard, Corlough (Updated)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/cavan/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

CLARE Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Clouna Cemetery, Ennistymon
Kilkeedy Graveyard
Kilmoon Graveyard, Lisdoonvarna
St. Bridgets Well Graveyard, Liscannor
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/clare/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

DONEGAL Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Drumboe, R.C. Graveyard Part 2
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/donegal/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

MAYO Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Kilbride Cem., Kilbride (Near Newport) Pts.1 & 2
Bekan Village, Bekan Cememetery Part 2 (K-W)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/mayo/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

MAYO Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Kileen/Killeen Cemetery Part 2.
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/mayo/photos/tombstones/killeen.htm

MAYO Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Aughaval Cemetery, Part 6
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/mayo/photos/tombstones/aughaval.htm

WICKLOW Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Kilquade Cemetery (New) Pt. 4 (Updated)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/wicklow/photos/tombstones/kilquade-new.htm


Christina
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

ADDITIONAL RECORDS FOR CO WATERFORD & CO GALWAY








New Waterford Records 
We are pleased to announce that Waterford Heritage have added over 18,500 civil marriage records covering County Waterford for the years 1864-1912
For a full list of sources for Waterford please click here
To search these records, go to waterford.rootsireland.ie and select the 'Parish / District' from the drop down list. Login and Subscribe if required.

Additional records for County Galway 
We are pleased to announce that East Galway Family History Society have added additional Roman Catholic and Civil records:
  • Cappatagle & Kilreekil RC baptisms, 1766 - 1915 
  • Woodford RC baptisms, 1909 - 1917 
  • Civil records updated and extended 
  • Roman Catholic marriages extended to 1917
For a full list of sources for Galway (East) please click here
To search these records, go to galwayeast.rootsireland.ie and select the 'Parish / District' from the drop down list. Login and Subscribe if required.

Yours Sincerely
rootsireland.ie


Brought to you by the Irish Family History Foundation

Monday, 14 January 2019

SHIP WRECKED ON THE IRON BOUND COAST..Kilrush & District Historical Society Lecture 29 Jan 2019
















Tuesday, 29 January 2019 from 20:00-21:00 UTC
Teach Ceoil, Grace Street, Kilrush, Co. Clare


Mick O'Rourke will tell the story of a number of shipwrecks along the coast of west Clare. He is the creator of the excellent database: www.irishshipwrecks.com

Mick O'Rourke is a maritime researcher specializing in shipwrecks and Irish shipbuilding history. He is an ex-member of the Irish Naval Service and an active scuba diver with Ennis Sub Aqua Club and the Clare Search And Recovery dive team.

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


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Kilrush Local History Group was founded at Kilrush Community School in 2009 by teacher Laura Hogan and students Siobhan Behan, Leah Brew, Mark Glynn, Niamh Mulqueen, Ruth O’Dea, Kerry Prendeville, Ciara Purcell and Laura Ryan. The group aims to raise awareness of the history of Kilrush in both the school itself and of course the wider community.

The society can be contacted at kilrushhistoricalsociety@gmail.com