Thursday, 4 October 2018

WEEK-END COMMEMORATION FOR CLARE VICTIMS OF THE RMS LEINSTER SINKING







Wednesday next the 10th October is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Leinster and the tragic death of 567 people. Including 11 people with Clare, connections were amongst those that lost their lives in the greatest maritime tragedy in the Irish Sea. The tragic sinking of the Royal Mail Steamer Leinster by German torpedo just weeks before the end of the Great War was quickly forgotten. Contemporary newspapers had moved on to the next story within a week, and political and social changes in Ireland in the following years did not encourage discussion of Ireland's role in the war.

Next Sunday the 7th. October Clare Roots Society in conjunction with the Clare Peace Park Committee and Ennis Parish have organised a schedule of remembrance and memorial events commencing with a Mass of Remembrance celebrated by Bishop Fintan Monaghan at 11.30 a.m. at Ennis Cathedral. This is followed by a book launch at Ennis Parish Centre at 12.30. This booklet sets out the background and family details associated with John Coyne (Tuamgraney), Delia & Norah Davoren (Ennis), Nellie Hogan (Newmarket-on-Fergus & Brighton), James & Claire Hynes (Tulla & Manchester), Margaret & Mary O' Grady (Quin), Owen Ward R.I.C. (Ennis & Monaghan), Margaret Cooke (Ennis & Tipperary), Edwin George Ferber (Killaloe) all who lost their lives in the tragedy. Finally, at 1.30 p.m. a wreath-laying ceremony will take place at the Clare Peace Park at Glor.

On the morning of the 10th October, the Leinster steamed out of Kingstown port, somewhere about 9 a.m. with approximately 800 passengers and crew. Many of the 500 militaries aboard would have been en route back to the front; some of the civilians were going to see family members, wounded in France, in British hospitals; and many nurses were going back to work in English hospitals. It was a very beautiful morning, though the sea appeared a trifle choppy.
 The mail boats, along with all other shipping in the Irish Sea, were targets of the German submarines but there was no alternative way of reaching Britain, except by sea. The first torpedo was spotted at 9.45 and, though it missed, the captain immediately commenced an evasive action to turn the ship around.
A contemporary newspaper reported the scene thus:
 Within one hour and a half from the time she left Kingstown Pier, rumour had it that something had gone wrong with her. The Marine Road and pier soon began to fill with crowds on the tip-toe of expectation. Pedestrians lined the foot and carriageway. All eyes were sternly fixed on the horizon at sea.
 Early in the afternoon, the curiosity of the many who lined paths and pier were quickly aroused, and more speedily still transformed into consternation by the sudden arrival of hundreds of military and civilian motor ambulances from Dublin. As the dead bodies of men, women and children were transferred from the rescue boats to the ambulances, the spectacle was appalling in the extreme. Some were horribly mangled, and death must have supervened instantaneously in multitudes of cases. It certainly required a stout heart to maintain composure while this weird dismemberment went on.
 Horrid as was the scene at the landing stage, the Morgue in the hospital presented a still more awe-inspiring sight. The dead were placed in rows, on the floor, as a rule, but in many instances, they lay on the slab or on a table raised from the ground.
 The return to Ennis of the dead bodies of Mss Norah and Dilly Davoren to the people who knew them in their youth, watched them grow up in the pride of life, was a sad event. In the nursing profession, they held a leading and respected place and this was more than borne out by the messages of sympathy received. Another extremely sad case was that of Mss Margaret & Mary O' Grady both of the nursing profession. Margaret's body was brought to Newmarket Church, and later buried in Quin Abbey; Mary's body was never recovered.
On this, the 100 years anniversary Clare Roots Society and author Lucille Ellis, together with the support of numerous people across Clare and beyond, have produced a timely reminder of this tragedy and its context.
The Author, Lucille Ellis was born and is living in Dublin but has two grandparents from Clare. Over twenty years of family history research have established that related families are still living in West Clare and East Clare on the same lands, since the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries respectively, with one branch having Ennis connections.
 While teaching the senior classes in primary school, she was fortunate that the curriculum encouraged involvement in local history, in her case, the Dun Laoghaire/Dalkey area. When she retired she decided to combine the two interests of family and local history. Then with the backing and encouragement of the Clare Roots Society, she published 'Bindon Street and Bank Place', 'Ennis at Work in the 19th Century' & 'The Women of Clare'.
 In the early 1970s, when she did her degree in History, researching primary sources wasn't the norm; now this is encouraged, even at primary school level. The past can really come alive to us now through old newspapers, photographs and maps, many of which can be accessed online or in places like the Clare Library Local Studies Centre which is a treasure trove of the past.
John Bradley
P.R.O.
Clare Roots Society
             

Thank you to Lucille Ellis, John Bradley and all who contributed to bring this memorial story to our attention. 
May they who died Rest in Peace.




Cost for the booklet is €5 plus shipping cost. Orders can be placed with Ennis Book Shop. They have an on-line website books@ennisbookshop.ie for queries.






              

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

IGP ARCHIVES ADDITIONS IN SEPTEMBER 2018






CAVAN, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Columbas (CoI) Drumlane (Updated)
St. Patrick's (R.C.) Graveyard, Drumalee
http://bit.ly/2O34YgG

CLARE, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Inis Cealtra (Holy Island), Lough Derg
Freagh (Drumminaphonta) Graveyard
http://bit.ly/2Ni7ueg

DONEGAL, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Convoy New R.C. Cemetery
Convoy, Reformed Presbyterian Church Graveyard
Kilclooney, St. Conals Graveyard
Convoy, St. Ninians (CoI) Graveyard
Frosses, St. Mary's (R.C.) Graveyard (Updated)
http://bit.ly/2Ni7YRC

DUBLIN, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Deansgrange Cemetery, St. Brigids Section, Pt. 15
http://bit.ly/2dYU3jf

DUBLIN, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Mt Jerome, Dublin - Part 208 & 209
Mt Jerome - Little Angels (Updated)
http://bit.ly/2cwjA3X

DUBLIN, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Rathfarnham Church Interior Memorials
St. Patrick's Cathedral (Plaques & Interior) (Pt. 2)
http://bit.ly/2NfZVov

FERMANAGH, Genealogy Archives - Church Records
Aghadrumsee; Burials, Clones Parish 1858-1866
Aghadrumsee; Marriages, Clones Parish, 1829-1836
Galloon Burial Index (CoI) 1860-1881
Galloon Register, Dio. of Clogher Burials, (CoI) 1860-1881
http://bit.ly/2JtJljo

LIMERICK, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Limerick City, St. Mary's Cathedral (CoI) Pt 1
Abington Cemetery - Old Section, Parts 1 & 2, Murroe
http://bit.ly/2NhIp34

MAYO, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Aughaval Cemetery, Westport, Pts 2 & 3
Leigue Cemetery, Ballina - partial (Updated)
Murrisk Abbey Part 2
http://bit.ly/2NhI0h4

MEATH, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
St. Columba's (CoI), Kells
http://bit.ly/2NhHtvA

MONAGHAN & FERMANAGH, Genealogy Archives - Church Records
Clones Parish Registers, Baptisms, 1838-1841
Clones Parish Registers, Baptisms, 1842-1845
http://bit.ly/2L95AjW

Thanks to all of you for helping with files for sharing to researchers.

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

Monday, 3 September 2018

IGP ARCHIVES ADDITIONS - August 2018






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

DONEGAL, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Church of the Holy Family (R.C.) Graveyard, Ardara
Abbey/Friary, Donegal Town (Part 1)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/donegal/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

DUBLIN, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Deansgrange Cem., St. Nessan's Part 14
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/photos/tombstones/deansgrange-ndx.htm

DUBLIN, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Mt. Jerome Cemetery, Parts 206 & 207
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/photos/tombstones/mt-jerome-ndx5.htm

DUBLIN, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Glasnevin Cemetery, part 16
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/photos/tombstones/glasnevin-ndx.htm

FERMANAGH, Genealogy Archives - Church Records
Aghadrumsee; Burials, Clones Parish 1829-1857 (3 files)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/fermanagh/church.htm

LAOIS, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Dunamaise, Holy Trinity Anglican Graveyard
Arles, Sacred Heart Graveyard, Parts 1 & 2
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/laois/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

MAYO, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Aughaval Cemetery Part 1, Churchfield
Murrisk Abbey Graveyard, Part 1
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/mayo/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

MONAGHAN & FERMANAGH, Genealogy Archives - Church Records
Clones Parish Registers, Baptisms, 1834-1837
Clones Parish Registers, Baptisms, 1799-1804
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/monaghan/clones.htm

WEXFORD, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
St. Edan's Cathedral Graveyard, Ferns
St. Edan's Cathedral Plaques, Ferns
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/wexford/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

WEXFORD, Genealogy Archives - Cemetery Records
Churchtown Old Cemetery, Rosslare (Updated)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/wexford/cem.htm

WICKLOW, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Glendalough Cemetery - Part 3
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/wicklow/photos/tombstones/markers.htm


Thanks to all of you!
Christina
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/

Friday, 31 August 2018

NEW RECORDS FOR COUNTY DUBLIN (NORTH)



IFHF

New records for Co. Dublin (North)
We are pleased to announce that Fingal Genealogy have added 1,000 gravestone inscription records to its database at www.dublinnorth.rootsireland.ie including the following :
St. Colmcille's Roman Catholic cemetery, Swords 
St. Columba's Church of Ireland cemetery, Swords  
For a full list of sources for Co. Dublin (North) please click here
To search these records, go to dublinnorth.rootsireland.ie and select the 'Parish / District' from the drop down list. Login and Subscribe if required.
Yours Sincerely
rootsireland.ie
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Thursday, 2 August 2018

FILES ADDED TO IGP ARCHIVES IN JULY 2018






DUBLIN, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Mount Jerome Cemetery, Parts 201-205
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/photos/tombstones/mt-jerome-ndx5.htm

FERMANAGH, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Colaghty (Co) Graveyard (Additional)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/fermanagh/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

FERMANAGH, Genealogy Archives - Church Records
Aghadrumsee; Baptisms & Births, Clones Parish, 1836-1843 & 1844-1853
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/fermanagh/church.htm

LAOIS, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Ballylinan Graveyard
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/laois/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

MAYO, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Aghamore Old Cemetery
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/mayo/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

MAYO, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Islandeady Graveyard Part 4 (set complete)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/mayo/photos/tombstones/islandeady.htm

MEATH, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Bective, St. Mary's (CoI) Graveyard (Transcribed)
Knockcommon Old Cem., Beauparc (Transcribed)
Castletown Cemetery - New, Right Side (Transcribed)
Castletown Cemetery -  New Left Side (Transcribed)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/meath/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

MEATH, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Navan, St. Mary's (G-H) & (J-L) (Transcribed)
Churchtown Cemetery, Dunderry (transcription added)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/meath/photos/tombstones/st-mary.htm

MONAGHAN & FERMANAGH, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Clones Parish Registers, Baptisms, 1800-1804
Clones Parish Registers, Baptisms, 1805-1808
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/monaghan/clones.htm

TIPPERARY,Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Borrisoleigh, Glenkeen Graveyard (PDF)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/tipperary/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

TIPPERARY, Genealogy Archives - Photo
Photo of LADLEY family from Clonmel
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/tipperary/photos.htm

TYRONE, Dromore, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Holy Trinity (CoI) Graveyard
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/tyrone/photos/tombstones/markers.htm


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

Friday, 6 July 2018

NEW RECORDS FOR CO. WATERFORD



IFHF

New records for Co. Waterford
We are pleased to announce that Waterford Heritage have added over 12,000 records to its database at www.waterford.rootsireland.ie including the following :
Church of Ireland Marriages11,772 Records
Tramore / Carbally Roman Catholic Baptisms1,126 Records
For a full list of sources for Co. 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.
Please note that a 20% discount is available on annual subscriptions until the 15th of July.
Yours Sincerely
rootsireland.ie
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Wednesday, 4 July 2018

IGP ARCHIVES JUNE 2018 UPDATE






Ireland Genealogy Projects 
Archives

We have added more church records from Clones and more headstones.
Enjoy!
Chris Hunt


CARLOW, Genealogy Archives - Headstones

St. Laserian Graveyard, Old Leighlin (partial)

CAVAN, Genealogy Archives - Headstones

St. Brigid's Church - Old Graveyard, Kiloughter, Redhills
Loughduff (R.C.) Cemetery (partial)

DUBLIN, Genealogy Archives - Headstones

Mt. Jerome Cemetery, Parts 199-200

FERMANAGH, Genealogy Archives - Church Records

Aghadrumsee; Baptisms, Clones Parish, 1825-1836 (updated)

LAOIS, Genealogy Archives - Headstones

Killeshin (CoI) Graveyard, Graigue
Killeen, St. Abban (RC) Graveyard

MAYO, Genealogy Archives - Headstones

Islandeady - (Old Section), Part 3
Kilkinure Graveyard, Kiltimagh

MEATH, Genealogy Archives - Headstones

Navan, Athlumney Old Graveyard -A-L, (Indexed)

MONAGHAN & FERMANAGH, Genealogy Archives - Church Records

Clones Parish Registers, W. Div., Baptisms 1812-1815
Clones Parish Registers, E. Div., Burials 1822-1824

TIPPERARY, Genealogy Archives - Headstones

Ballybacon R.C. Church Graveyard, Ardfinnan (partial)

TYRONE, Genealogy Archives - Headstones

Dromore Presbyterian Church Graveyard

WESTMEATH, Genealogy Archives - Headstones

Coole, St. Nicholas (CoI) Graveyard, Mayne Parish (Indexed)
Kinnegad, Hardwood Cemetery (Partial)

WICKLOW,Genealogy Archives - Headstones

Kilquade Cemetery (New) Pt. 4